RailPAC’s Dyson strongly replies to Mr. Kummant ‘s “explanation” for suspending the Coast Starlight

NOTE: The original letter from Mr. Dyson, letters of support, and Mr. Kummant’s reply appear as separate posts below on this site.
January 29, 2008
Mr. Alex Kummant
President and CEO

National Railroad Passenger Corporation
60 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Via fax to 202 906 2850
COAST STARLIGHT SUSPENSION
Dear Mr. Kummant:
Thank you for your letter of yesterday replying to my [...]

Reply to RailPAC letter re Coast Starlight suspension, from Amtrak’s Kummant

NOTE: The original letter from Mr. Dyson appears in the next post below this one.
January 28, 2008
Mr. Paul J. Dyson
President
Rail Passenger Association of California

1008 – 10th Street, Suite 217
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Mr. Dyson:
Thank you for your letter of January 22 regarding your concerns with the temporary cessation of the Coast Starlight [...]

Rail PHOTOS from California’s Central Coast

San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara in December

Comments and 5 photos by Russ Jackson, RailPAC website editor

San Luis Obispo station, Sunday, December 16, 2007, 2:45 PM. Amtrak train 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, has arrived 35 minutes EARLY, with a sold-out load of Christmas time passengers. Too bad that great service [...]

SUSPENSION OF COAST STARLIGHT SERVICE

Amtrak must reverse its decision to cancel the train during the Oregon washout!
A letter to Amtrak President Alex Kummant from RailPAC President Paul Dyson

RAIL PASSENGER ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA
22nd January, 2008
Mr. Alex Kummant
President and Chief Executive Officer
NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION
60 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington DC 20002
SUSPENSION OF COAST STARLIGHT SERVICE
Dear Mr. Kummant:
After our meeting last March [...]

Resolution re ADA and rail platform heights

By Paul Dyson, RailPAC President, and Member Burbank City Transportation Commission
I’m very proud to report that Burbank and RailPAC are
leading the fight to get the ADA station platform
heights ruling nullified.

As you know the USDOT (in their ignorance) wants to
put subway platforms at commuter and intercity
stations and it just doesn’t work without enormous
expense. The attached [...]

MEETING REPORT: COAST RAIL COORDINATING COUNCIL

COAST RAIL COORDINATING COUNCIL, TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE. “What about the FEMA cars stored outside New Orleans?”
San Luis Obispo, January 18, 2008
Reported by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President

The CRCC TAC met at San Luis Obispo last Friday, January 18, 2008. Amtrak, Caltrans, SLOCOG, Ventura, Santa Barbara County and City, Monterey County, Caltrain (our own Art [...]

California Corridor stats for December

Report from Gene Skoropowski, CCJPB Managing Director

We have just received the December 2007 stats from Amtrak, the third month of our FY08 federal fiscal year. For the Capitol Corridor, and indeed for all of California, the ridership and revenue numbers show continued substantial growth. The San Joaquins nudged out the Capitol Corridor for [...]

RailPAC January Meeting in SLO

[ January 19, 2008; 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. ] NEW INFORMATION 1/7/08 RailPAC President Paul Dyson says a big crowd is expected! Note that the meeting will end in time to take trains 11, 14, or 799 or some of the connecting buses!
Spend a Saturday on California’s beautiful Central Coast!
Train798/799 at SLO station.

COME TO this meeting Saturday, January 19, [...]