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.
It’s the wrong route, the wrong technology, the wrong decision makers, or words to that effect. In the north the apparent cause celebre is the Pacheco Pass versus [...]
Editorial by Noel T. Braymer
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 [...]
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. [...]
. . . Commentary by Russ Jackson, and PHOTOS by Trainweb’s Carl Morrison and Russ Jackson
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Santa Barbara’s RailPAC co-sponsored Train Day, delayed because of the May fires, was successfully held on July 18. [...]
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.
Regular business included the ratification of agreements with the governments of Italy [...]
A Special Event Report and PHOTOS by Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer
July 22, 2009
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.
With this certification, NOX emissions are cut in half and [...]
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.
In many cases passenger service was mostly used to develop land owned by the railroads. The railroads up until the 1940’s had enough freight business to justify [...]
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.
A lot of the Amtrak people we talk to agree that thrice weekly service just doesn’t work; the 7 day a week costs are still there but the revenue isn’t! At our [...]