TRANSCRIPT OF NOTE FROM JOE BOARDMAN TO PAUL DYSON
7/14/09
Paul:
I have your letter of the 13th. I understand your interest, mine too frankly but we are not ready to pull the trigger on the changes that you want right now. Equipment has become a very complex issue and we are making progress. We rolled out the first stimulus Amfleet rebuild this week. We will roll out the first of 21 Superliner vehicles from Beech Grove August 6th. We are not dilly dallying. Things are getting done. Joe B.
Original letter:

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Posted in Issues

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 reduce the demand for imported oil.

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Posted in Events

13th July, 2009

Dear Mr. Crosbie:
Many thanks for taking the time for a meeting with me last Thursday (8th July, 2009). I have written today to Mr. Boardman concerning the Sunset route and RailPAC’s support for positive steps by Amtrak. I’d like to expand upon some other topics that we covered briefly.

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CA Corridors June stats   July 10th, 2009

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.

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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.

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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 Institutional Model”.

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and PHOTOS from everywhere!
. . . Commentary by Russ Jackson
July, 2009
. Summertime and the living is easy, right? It is for people who go on vacations, and for some that means riding Amtrak.

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