Tracking Rail News for June June 19th, 2009
TRACKING RAIL NEWS . . .
. . . and Commentary by Russ Jackson
June, 2009. On Time and other performances. Yes, it’s the economy that can be charged with the recent on time performance improvements of Amtrak’s western long distance trains. Freight traffic has dropped over the past months which coincides with the increase in Amtrak trains arriving on time or early.
Sunset Limited Marketing Meeting June 11th, 2009
Reported by Robert Manning, RailPAC Director, with comments by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President.
Wednesday June 10, 2009
I have just arrived home after attending the Sunset Marketing and Revitalization Team meeting which was held June 6, 2009 in New Orleans, LA. I should remind everyone that this SMART (not to be confused with the Sonoma-Marin project) came into existence for the following reasons:
TAMC May Meeting Report June 11th, 2009
TAMC Rail Policy Committee meeting May 4, 2009.
Reported by Chris Flescher
TAMC is trying to find a consultant to write the environmental documents relating to the Monterey Branch Line (MBL) service.
CA Corridors May, 2009 statistics June 9th, 2009
Eugene K. Skoropowski
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
May ridership numbers on the Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins and Pacific Surfliners all were disappointing.
COAST RAIL COORDINATING COUNCIL June 6th, 2009
(“CRCC”) MEETING Report
Santa Barbara, May 29, 2009
Reported by Paul Dyson
The Meeting was Chaired by Dave Potter, Monterey County Supervisor
Below is a new press release from RailPAC, along with earlier correspondence between Paul Dyson, the RailPAC President, and Joseph Boardman, Interim President and CEO of Amtrak.