April 24, 2008
RAILPAC BOARD ENDORSES HIGH SPEED RAIL AND AB 3034

At its regular April Board meeting yesterday the Board of Directors of RailPAC unanimously endorsed the placing of the California High Speed Rail Bonds Initiative on the November, 2008 ballot. In addition the Board endorsed the provisions of AB 3034 which lays out various terms and conditions governing the expenditure of the bond proceeds.

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Editoral by Noel T. Braymer

With the Presidential Elections coming up at the end of this year, there is bound to be discussion of the positions the candidates have about Amtrak and rail passenger service. This has been highlighted by reports of opposition of the candidacy of John McCann by noted Conservative Republican and Rail Passenger Advocate Paul Weyrich because Senator McCann is “Anti-Amtrak”. RailPAC is a non-partisan organization. We are friends with politicians of all parties. We also have disagreements with politicians from all parties. What we at RailPAC have learned over the years is to not depend on any one political party for a balanced, economical rail passenger service.

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“The tracks will be moved by 2010.”
Meeting May 1, 2008
Report and Photos by Marcia Johnston, RailPAC Director, Sacramento

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