Interesting news, FOOD CARTS, and a new menu for the San Joaquins March 29th, 2008
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY RAIL COMMITTEE
March 27, 2008, Fresno
Meeting Report by Russ Jackson
and Bruce Jenkins
Photos by Russ Jackson
What a day it was! The trip to SJVRC meetings on a San Joaquin train is always a treat, and today was no exception. Train 712 was on time to Fresno, which always is a bonus, but what was really exciting was finding a rolling snack cart going through the train with an attendant selling drinks and snacks.
Taking Initiative on San Joaquin Service March 29th, 2008
A Report from Fresno on “Collaboration”
By Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer
In a five step plan, AMTRAK and Caltrans on March 27th presented results to the San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee (SJVRC) of a performance enhancement initiative that began in mid-2007.
Coast Starlight News from Amtrak’s Richard Phelps March 21st, 2008
Official letter received March 21, sent by e-mail to RailPAC President Paul Dyson.
Dear Mr. Dyson:
Auburn Amtrak station dedicated to the late Bob Conheim March 19th, 2008
Report and photos by Marcia Johnston, RailPAC Sacramento Director
Ceremonial cake created by Toni Tidman, CC Rider, in honor of Bob.
February Capitol Corridor statistics March 19th, 2008
From the CCJPA. For a full report of each train’s on time performance, go to www.capitolcorridor.org
The February 2008 statistics show a continued upward trend in the growth of Capitol Corridorâ€™s ridership and revenue.
Special report from Ed von Nordeck
Starting April 12, each Saturday and Sunday through May 4, Bridge work, north of Oceanside, along with replacement of street crossings will see cut back of Amtrak and Metrolink service.
Letter from Senator Feinstein re Amtrak and the Coast Starlight March 14th, 2008
This letter was received by RailPAC Sacramento Director, Marcia Johnston, in reply to her inquiry of the Senator about needs for Amtrak survival. It is apparent that the Senator needs educating on the subject, and the principal reason is her statement we have highlighted in bold.
RailPAC followup letter to Amtrak about Coast Starlight resumption March 12th, 2008
RAIL PASSENGER ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA
1017 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
March 10, 2008
Mr. Alex Kummant
President and CEO
National Railroad Passenger Corporation
60 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
What’s the Holdup on the Sprinter? March 8th, 2008
By Noel T. Braymer
The PUC gave approval to start service for the Sprinter two days before the March 9th start up
RailPAC Participates! Dyson and Dukakis in Santa Barbara March 5th, 2008
“COAST,” the COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
Meeting Report for March 1, 2008, in Santa Barbara
COAST is a Santa Barbara County regional organization promoting environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable transportation and reduced dependency on automobiles. The following report is from the COAST newsletter. RailPAC Director, Dennis Story, (shown with Gov. Dukakis) is a COAST member