By RailPAC Director Bruce Jenkins and Treasurer Bill Kerby
Photos by Bill Kerby

The San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee meeting met in Richmond Thursday, July 17, 2008 at the Richmond Amtrak/BART Station.

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RailPAC Roundtable PHOTOS   July 13th, 2008

Reported by photographer Mike Palmer

Los Angeles Union Station was BUSY on Saturday, July 10. Lots of people on the trains. The line waiting for the Northbound Surfliner #775 around 2:45 (scheduled departure at 2:55) was very long. Metrolink had tons of people getting off the trains at the station.

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Commentary by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President

Agreement uses Coaster train set on weekends to relieve two of the busiest beach and race track trains.

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By Gene Skoropowski, Capitol Corridor Managing Director

The ridership and revenue numbers continue to be VERY GOOD across the board in California, and indeed across the nation. The June 2008 Capitol Corridor statistics from Amtrak are an all-time high for the month of June, as are the stats on the state’s other two intercity passenger corridors, with the San Joaquins sustaining last month’s big leap upward in ridership.

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Commentary by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President

Overcrowded Trains? No New Cars Available? Time to Use our Brains!

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Los Angeles Union Station

Join RailPAC President Paul Dyson, VP South James Smith, and others for an informal discussion of current issues relating to passenger rail! Look for us in the main waiting room, between the newsstand and the bagel shop.

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Editorial By Noel T. Braymer

The truth is the Airline Industry has never been profitable. While some airlines have made money some years, as a whole the industry loses money more often than it makes money. The recent spike in fuel costs has placed the Airline Industry into a tailspin. Several airlines have or are on the verge of going out of business. Almost all airlines are cutting back service, laying off employees and taking planes out of service. The result will be higher prices for travelers, fewer places people can fly too and more cites that will lose air service. The places that will be most affected will be the smaller cites that are losing the most air service and places dependent on vacation travel such as Orlando or Las Vegas.  

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30th June, 2008

Mr. William Kempton
Director, California Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 942873, Sacramento, CA 94273-0001

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