Why did Gas Prices go up, again?

Opinion by Noel T. Braymer
Since the late 1970’s there has been talk off and on of raising taxes on gasoline as much as 50 cents more a gallon. The reason for this would be to raise money for alternatives to driving such as better rail and transit service, for alternative energy, infrastructure repairs and to [...]

Central Coast Train Day rescheduled at Santa Barbara

[ July 18, 2009; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. ]

THE SCHEDULE
9:00 am Ventura County electeds meet on the Oxnard Station platform
9:00 am Santa Barbara County electeds meet on the Santa Barbara Station platform
9:20 am Train Departs Santa Barbara Station Southbound for Carpinteria with electeds
9:21 am Train Departs Oxnard Station Northbound for Santa Barbara with electeds
9:35 am Southbound train arrives in Carpinteria. Santa Barbara [...]

CA Corridors June stats

Reported by Eugene K. Skoropowski
Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
June ridership numbers in California and across the nation continue to be disappointing.

The California economy and high unemployment rate are manifesting themselves in uncertainty and reduction in travel, particularly discretionary travel. The Capitol Corridor still handled 131, 670 passengers in June [...]

Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport

Editorial by Noel T. Braymer
RailPAC, while it is non-partisan is a political organization. It is because we are involved in politics that even though we are a non-profit organization, donations to RailPAC are not tax-deductible.

Our goal is the creation of a safe, comfortable, economical and well connected rail passenger system for California and the [...]

LOSSAN BOARD DISCUSSES JPA AND THE FUTURE GOVERNANCE OF PASSENGER RAIL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

July 1 Meeting Report and comments by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President
In an encouraging sign that LOSSAN and the County transportation executives are getting to grips with the conflicts between the multiple agencies operating railroads in Southern California (Amtrak, BNSF, UP, SCRRA and NCTD) the LOSSAN Board on Wednesday discussed the “Corridor Long Term Vision and [...]