Boardman response to Dyson 10-30-09

October 30, 2009
Mr. Paul J. Dyson
President
Rail Passenger Association of California
1017 L Street #217
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Mr. Dyson: (Paul)
Thank you for your letters dated October 28 and 29, 2009. I concur that last weekend’s service disruption was unacceptable.

Simply stated, the situation was a combination of unfortunate circumstances. First, there was a mechanical failure on Saturday’s Train [...]

Sacramento’s Downtown-Natomas light rail line Groundbreaking

Report and PHOTOS by Marcia Johnston, RailPAC Sacramento Director

The Downtown-Natomas Airport [Green Line to the River District] Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on Monday, October 12th at Richards Boulevard and Seventh Street.

The speakers included: Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, Kevin Johnson – Mayor, City of Sacramento, Steve Cohn, Councilmember, City of Sacramento and Chair, [...]

RailPAC Testimony before the Assembly Select Committee on Rail Transportation

October 22, 2009
By Paul Dyson, President of the Rail Passengers Association of California
Photos by Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer
Chairman Davis, Vice Chairman Fletcher, and Committee members:
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have no money, therefore we must think”.

These are the words of distinguished New Zealand Scientist Ernest Rutherford when asked how he would conduct his research with [...]

RailPAC-NARP joint October meeting set for San Carlos; Skoropowski retires

[ October 24, 2009; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. ] Saturday, October 24, On the Peninsula!
Location:
Samtrans HQ Auditorium, 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos about a block from the San Carlos Caltrain station.
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Plenty of choices for restaurants in the locality.
Confirmed Speakers:
Gene Skoropowski, Capitol Corridor Managing Director. Your chance to say goodbye to Gene, who [...]

The New Transportation Lobby

Editorial By Noel T. Braymer
I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone on TV or Radio says something like “The Government can’t do anything right!” Life is never perfect, but we depend on many government services which generally work fine. An example of this would be indoor plumbing. These are basic [...]

Coast Rail Coordinating Council Meeting Report

September 25, 2009, Monterey
Reported by Chris Flescher, RailPAC Associate Director, Salinas
There is currently a capacity study being made for the Coast Daylight train. San Luis Obispo and TAMC have each given $500,000 to help fund the study. There is still an issue of UP and Caltrans lacking an agreement on what [...]