National TRAIN DAY   April 19th, 2009

Posted in Events

NOW IS THE TIME!   April 18th, 2009

Letter to Members from Paul Dyson
With passenger rail on the national agenda as never before, and a flow of federal funds coming in the next few months such as we have never seen before, we have an unparalleled opportunity to achieve some of our long time goals.

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Saturday, May 2, 2009
9:15 Registration, Coffee; 10:15 Meeting starts in the MTA Board Room at Gateway Center, Los Angeles, located behind Union Station. laus-mta-building2
. . . PROGRAM INFORMATION and RESERVATION FORM . . .
Confirmed Speakers:
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Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman, (left), VP Brian Rosenwald, and VP Richard Phelps

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CA Corridors March 2009 Stats   April 14th, 2009

By Eugene K. Skoropowski, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
March numbers were a disappointment in virtually every place in the country. I am not certain if the placement of Easter week in April this year is part of the cause, but we will have to wait for April numbers to make that determination.

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TRACKING RAIL NEWS for April   April 6th, 2009

TRACKING RAIL NEWS . . .
. . . PHOTOS and Commentary by Russ Jackson

Let’s start with good news. On Time Performance of some Western long distance trains. For the two weeks, March 8 to 20:

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Editorial by Noel T. Braymer

With record amounts of funding being authorized for passenger rail service improvement by the Federal Government, we should expect major service improvements in the near future. The question is given the way things usually work; can we expect real improvements in the near future?

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By Noel T. Braymer

Since 8 billion dollars was included in the Stimulus Bill for High Speed Rail, there has been more interest about High Speed Rail in this country.

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and the TAMC March Meeting Report
By Chris Flescher, RailPAC Associate Director

Planners, working for the city of Salinas, are currently creating a plan that would significantly redevelop the downtown area.
I attended a public meeting that described many aspects of the plan. The plan may be finalized in about two years from now, and the actual redevelopment could start soon after. Some of the plan involves making the downtown more pedestrian friendly and safer, and some includes mixed use development. salinas-amtrak-station-exterior-with-bus One part of the plan involves working with TAMC, when TAMC rebuilds the Amtrak train station into an intermodal center (with the MST bus center next to it, and the Greyhound bus station next to it).

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