Utah’s FrontRunner Inaugural Report and PHOTOS April 28th, 2008
By John Dornoff, RailPAC Associate Director/InterMountainRail.org
The Inaugural run of Utah’s new FrontRunner communter rail service took place starting at the historic Ogden train station on Saturday, April 28, 2008.
Coast Rail Coordinating Council Meeting Report April 27th, 2008
April 25, 2008, San Carlos, CA
Report and Commentary by Russ Jackson
“I cannot make a statement that there will be no train-offs,” said Amtrak’s Jonathan Hutchison in reply to a question from this reporter. “But,” he added, “I cannot say there will be train-offs, either.”
A Purple Surfliner to Indio April 26th, 2008
The “Coachella Express” from Los Angeles to the weekend all-star outdoor rock Festival in Indio
April 24, 2008
Photo report by Robert Manning, RailPAC Director
RAILPAC MEMBERS MEETING – SACRAMENTO 4/19/08 April 22nd, 2008
State of the Association
By Paul Dyson, RailPAC President
Honored Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:
RailPAC/NARP April 19 MEETING REPORT April 21st, 2008
California State Rail Museum, Old Sacramento
Reported by Russ Jackson
Photos by the writer except where noted.
RailPAC Annual Meeting and NARP Region XII Meeting April 14th, 2008
In The Stanford Room at the California State Rail Museum, Old Sacramento (west of the main museum building)
PROGRAM INFORMATION and RESERVATION FORM
THIS EVENT IS NOW S O L D O U T!
March CA Corridor statistics compared to NEC April 11th, 2008
Reported by Gene Skoropowski, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor
Americans won’t ride trains? Are you sitting down? If any evidence to the contrary is needed, just use these California statistics. If the “auto capital of the world” is attracting this kind of intercity passenger market, the naysayers for rail investment can indeed be effectively countered with these actual statistics.
The Sunset Limited has a future? April 10th, 2008
SMART: Sunset Marketing and Revitalization Team
Meeting Report, New Orleans, March 29, 2008
PHOTOS and trip report, by Robert Manning, RailPAC Director
Will You Help on National Train Day May 10? April 4th, 2008
NOTE: Information about the day’s schedule is posted on the Event post.
Dear RailPAC members and friends,
Amtrak is sponsoring National Train Day on May 10. This is a great opportunity to spread the word about RailPAC and the need for more passenger rail service.
Now is The Best and Worse of Times April 1st, 2008
Editorial by Noel T. Braymer
Ridership on Amtrak, commuter and transit trains is growing and reaching all time records. Los Angeles will see the extension of the Gold Line from LAUS out to East Los Angeles by late next year and the start up of the Expo Line to Culver City by 2010.Â Metrolink will be running trains in Orange County every half hour by late 2009 and is working on extending service to Perris in Riverside County by 2011. We are very close to seeing the Coast Daylight running with the first direct service between Los Angeles and San Francisco in over 30 years. With gasoline prices going higher almost every day people are looking for economic alternatives to their dependence on oil and the automobile.