TRANSCRIPT OF NOTE FROM JOE BOARDMAN TO PAUL DYSON
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.
Why did Gas Prices go up, again? July 19th, 2009
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.
Central Coast Train Day rescheduled at Santa Barbara July 15th, 2009
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.
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.
Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport July 7th, 2009
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.
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”.
TRACKING RAIL NEWS for July. . . July 5th, 2009
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.