CA Corridor stats for February 2009 March 19th, 2009
Provided by Eugene K. Skoropowski,
Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
The economic slowdown, plus one less day in February 2009 than in February 2008 (a leap year), appears to have impacted the most ‘business oriented’ corridors, the Capitol Corridor and the Pacific Surfliners.
Downtown Natomas Airport Environmental Impact Meeting Report March 17th, 2009
Presentation/Open House Report by Marcia Johnston, RailPAC Director
Sacramento Amtrak Station Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Introduction: Mike Wiley, General Manager, Sacramento Regional Transit
Presenter: Jim Heck, Consultant, HDR Engineering
The Environmental Impact Report [EIR] is a report that documents the potential impacts of a proposed project.
Monterey County TAMC meeting report March 15th, 2009
TAMC Rail Policy Committee 2-2-2009
Reported by Chris Flescher RailPAC Associate Director, Salinas
For the Monterey Branch Line (MBL) project, the alternatives analysis is happening. All alternatives will connect with the future Caltrain extension in Castroville.
INCREASED CALIFORNIA RAIL FUNDING FOR 2009 March 8th, 2009
An interview with Caltrans’ BILL BRONTE
Reported by Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer
with Russ Jackson, RailPAC.org editor
There is good news to celebrate and some not so good news as to the future of funding for the Caltrans Rail program for the year 2009 as of the publication date of this newsletter.
TRACKING RAIL NEWS . . .and PHOTOS March 7th, 2009
. . . and Commentary by Russ Jackson . . . March, 2009. February will go down as an important month for rail funding in the U.S. and California. As you saw in the Kerby-Jackson report, the California Rail Program received an increase, not a decrease, in operating funding for 2009!
A PHOTO report
By Robert Manning, RailPAC Director
3/8 UPDATE: What a Difference a week can Make!
Amtrak cancelled service on the Sunset Limited for the Palm Springs Train Station Sunday March 8, 2009 due to extensive track work. (NOTE: “No alternative transportation provided”)
Editorial by Noel T. Braymer
After the customary political fun and games, President Obama got an Economic Stimulus Bill which will pump 787 Billion dollars into the sinking economy.