SACRAMENTO RT PLANS EXPANSION TO AIRPORT

Reported by Russ Jackson, with Bill Kerby PHOTOS by Russ Jackson
On Saturday, February 9, Sacramento Regional Transit held an open house to receive a project update and the draft Program EIR review. The project is a proposed extension of the current RT light rail system through the current rail station north across the American [...]

RailPAC removes Deely letter

We have received correspondence from Amtrak saying that the letter published here allegedly written by Joe Deely of Amtrak is “a fake and not created by Amtrak.” We are complying with their request to “immediately remove it from your website and provide a retraction.” RailPAC will continue to investigate this circumstance, as it [...]

AMTRAK EXTENDS COAST STARLIGHT SERVICE by BUS!

Another PARTIAL victory for rail advocates. They never give everything, do they? Are you ready to ride a bus from Sacramento to Portland? Press release and PHOTOS below!

Coast Starlight #11 is about to depart the San Luis Obispo station on time on February February 18, 2008, with three coaches, one Sightseer Lounge, [...]

Starlight should go to Klamath Falls and Eugene with bus bridge

Further communication from the RailPAC President to the Amtrak President NOTE: Full restoration of service for trains 11/14 is anticipated for March 3, but LIKELY will be much later. Also see “Partial restoration” article below.

11th February, 2008
Mr. Alex Kummant
President and CEO
NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION
Washington DC
COAST STARLIGHT RECOMMENCEMENT
Dear Mr. Kummant:
I just watched the [...]

AMTRAK RESTORING PARTIAL COAST STARLIGHT SERVICE

RailPAC NOTE: A Partial WIN for rail advocates!
PHOTO ADDED 2/8. Return of full service for trains 11/14 will not be until March 3 or beyond!!!!

The “mini” COAST STARLIGHT re-started on February 6th. Here is train 14 arriving at Van Nuys. Photo by Noel Braymer
AMTRAK PRESS RELEASE
February 1, 2008
Service available between Los Angeles [...]