Sacramento Railyard Public Workshop Report

August 27, 2008
Reported by Marcia Johnston, RailPAC Director, Sacramento
and Chuck Roebuck, President, Capitol Corridor Riders and RailPAC Member, Auburn
Chart and Photo courtesy Sacramento DOT.

The City of Sacramento Department of Transportation held a public workshop August 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to update the public on the latest developments, discuss the benefits of, and get […]

Posted in Uncategorized

SMART train: Answers to promise and criticism

Published Sunday, August 24, 2008, by the Marin Indpendent Journal
By Dick Spotswood, RailPAC Secretary, Mill Valley

THE BIG ISSUE on the November ballot in both Marin and Sonoma counties is the passage of Measure Q, a one-quarter cent sales tax to fund construction and operation of a commuter train between Cloverdale and Larkspur.
A similar effort […]

Posted in Uncategorized

TAMC Rail Policy Committee Meeting Report

Transportation Agency for Monterey County Rail Policy Committee
August 4, 2008 Meeting
Reported by Chris Flescher, RailPAC Director, Salinas

For the Monterey Branch Line service (Castroville to Monterey), there are questions about building the busway or light rail line in two phases.
There are two alternatives and each seems to be very competitive for receiving federal […]

Posted in Uncategorized

CA July 3-Corridor ridership smashes records!

Coast Starlight overnight ridership UP!
Report and Comments provided by Eugene K. Skoropowski
Managing Director
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority

Whatever records on ridership and revenue that existed before July 2008 can be considered “smashed” by the July statistics. Major growth happened all across California, and the Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins both grew at a startling 32+% […]

Posted in Uncategorized

Will Lithium Beat OIL?

Editorial By Noel T. Braymer
By late 2010 several auto makers plan to roll out either plug-in electric hybrid or all electric cars. The keystone of these new cars will be the use of Lithium Ion Batteries. It has been long known that electric propulsion is clean, efficient and economical. The weak link has always been […]

Posted in Uncategorized