Commentary by Paul Dyson
You may have read detailed critiques of the California High Speed Rail project in various publications from so called rail advocacy groups and environmentalists.

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Editorial by Noel T. Braymer

Coaster photo Photo by Trevor Clarke
The Coaster is the commuter rail service in San Diego County running from Oceanside on the northern edge of the county along the coast to downtown San Diego in the south. The Coaster serves downtown San Diego with good connections with the San Diego’s light rail system the Trolley. But like many metropolitan areas downtown is not the most congested or has the most jobs in San Diego.

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By Mike Barnbaum, RailPAC Associate Director, Sacramento
Cal State University Stanislaus, Turlock, California, Thursday 13 August 2009

Merced County Supervisor John Pedrozo called the meeting to order on-time at 11:15 A.M. Host Supervisor, Vito Chiesa, introduced the CUS Stanislaus Campus President, who gave a short address on Rail, High Speed Rail, and Education. Matt Machado was introduced by Stanislaus County Public Member of the San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee, (RailPAC Associate Director) George Gaekle, as the new Public Works Director for Stanislaus County.

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TRACKING RAIL NEWS . . .   August 10th, 2009

. . . Commentary by Russ Jackson, and PHOTOS by Trainweb’s Carl Morrison and Russ Jackson

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August 6, 2009
Report by Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer

Spilling out into the hallway from the Sacramento Area Council of Government’s board room, prospective contractors, local government officials and the media largely remained for nearly four hours of a two part meeting August 6th.

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A Special Event Report and PHOTOS by Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer
July 22, 2009
Sacramento depot Dickinson 7-09
Building on a theme that greener technology is better technology, Amtrak California unveiled at the Sacramento Valley Station the first FP 59 locomotive to be EPA certified emissions standard at Tier 2.

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Editorial By Noel T. Braymer

From the beginning freight has always been the main business of American Railroads. Passenger Trains generally are profitable, but not as much as freight.

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Amtrak and the Sunset Limited   August 2nd, 2009

THOUGHTS ON THE BOARDMAN CORRESPONDENCE
Commentary by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President

RailPAC has consistently supported daily service and restoration of the Sunset Route to Florida.

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