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.

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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.

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Official letter received March 21, sent by e-mail to RailPAC President Paul Dyson.

Dear Mr. Dyson:

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Report and photos by Marcia Johnston, RailPAC Sacramento Director
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Ceremonial cake created by Toni Tidman, CC Rider, in honor of Bob.

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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 Corridor’s ridership and revenue.

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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.

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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.

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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

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By Noel T. Braymer

The PUC gave approval to start service for the Sprinter two days before the March 9th start up

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“COAST,” the COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
Meeting Report for March 1, 2008, in Santa Barbara
dukeanddenniscrop.jpgCOAST 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

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