The Bay Bridge reopened at 6 PM on Monday, September 3, 11 hours ahead of schedule. Over the weekend BART carried a record number of passengers, became a rolling party with its overnight service, and other public transportation systems saw record numbers of riders! No major tieups were encountered. Congratulations to Caltrans for its $1 million campaign of information leading up to this event!

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The “Lord Mayor” of the Capitol Corridor Riders group who passed away on July 15 at age 63 was honored by his friends and family at Recreation Park in his hometown of Auburn on August 11. hpim0903.JPG lmmemor024a640.jpg

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Photos taken August 22, 2007, by Noel Braymer
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Document closely follows RailPAC policy.
Commentary by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President
At the regular Santa Barbara City Council meeting on Tuesday August 21 the Council unanimously adopted the staff’s report that outlined a policy of passenger rail improvements.

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August 20, 2007, Suisun City Hall
Reported by Russ Jackson

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The Draft “Regional Rail” Plan was presented at a series of August meetings around the Bay Area.

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Capitol Corridor Friday Accident   August 20th, 2007

Special Message to Riders – August 20, 2007 The What, When, and Why

“An apology and a report to Capitol Corridor riders on the events of Friday afternoon and evening, August 17th” from Gene Skoropowski

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Report and Photos by Russ Jackson
Rail passengers wanting to use the Coast Starlight, Amtrak trains 11 and 14, in recent years have agonized about the late trains not only at the endpoints of Seattle and Los Angeles, but at all stations in between.

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Provided by Gene Skoropowski, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor JPB. RailPAC thanks Gene for this information and commentary he sends us each month: Gene says, “We have received the ridership and revenue results for July 2007 from Amtrak, and, once again, the Capitol Corridor is setting records, the 10th month in a row.

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Dates and Times

Track the Bay Area’s rail future by attending a public meeting near you on the Draft Regional Rail Plan

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Dunsmuir Amtrak Stations   August 7th, 2007

A Rail station and a Bus station at the foot of Mt. Shasta!
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PHOTO report by Russ Jackson.

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