RailPAC Co-sponsors “INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL DAY” February 24th, 2008
Report and Commentary by Russ Jackson. Photos by Russ Jackson and Ken Miller (New photos added 3/1)
Thursday, February 21, was “Intercity Passenger Rail Day” in Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO RT PLANS EXPANSION TO AIRPORT February 24th, 2008
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 River, through the rapidly expanding Natomas area, ending at Sacramento International Airport.
RailPAC removes Deely letter February 21st, 2008
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 has not been our intention or practice to publish items that have been faked.
AMTRAK EXTENDS COAST STARLIGHT SERVICE by BUS! February 20th, 2008
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!
Starlight should go to Klamath Falls and Eugene with bus bridge February 12th, 2008
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.