National TRAIN DAY

[ May 9, 2009; ]

SAN LUIS OBISPO Noon to 4 PM at the Amtrak San Luis Obispo Train Station, 1011 Railroad Avenue at Santa Rosa St.
Your train has arrived…and all of San Luis County is invited down to the San Luis Obispo train station on Saturday, May 9th, to celebrate the second annual National Train Day. The […]


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.

We have put together a program of […]

RailPAC Annual Meeting and NARP Membership Meeting: “STEEL WHEELS IN CALIFORNIA”

[ May 2, 2009; ] 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.
Confirmed Speakers:

Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman, (left), VP Brian Rosenwald, and VP Richard Phelps

Don Phillips, (right) long time rail […]

CA Corridors March 2009 Stats

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. […]

What Should We Expect For Rail In The Near Future?

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?

In California the project with the highest priority […]

Updates on High Speed Rail Projects

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.

The California High Speed Rail Authority is talking about starting construction by 2011 with the first segment from Bakersfield to Merced running by 2015. Between 2018 […]

Salinas revelopment includes Amtrak station

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 […]