October 30, 2009
Mr. Paul J. Dyson
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 [...]
NOTE: Detailed reports of the incidents to which Mr. Dyson refers in the letter below are printed in the November Western Rail Passenger Review which will be mailed this week. To join RailPAC, see the “Membership” link in the right column. -Ed.
RAIL PASSENGER ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA
1017 L Street PMB 217, Sacramento, CA 95814
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, [...]
October 24, 2009
Combined Report by (first) Noel T. Braymer and (second) by Anthony Lee; Photos by Mr. Braymer and Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer Photo right shows Mr. Skoropowski with Paul Dyson and Art Lloyd. Details below.
The first speaker at the October 24th joint RailPAC/NARP meeting was Rod Diridon, board member [...]
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 [...]
[ October 24, 2009; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. ] Saturday, October 24, On the Peninsula!
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.
Gene Skoropowski, Capitol Corridor Managing Director. Your chance to say goodbye to Gene, who [...]
Report by Robert Manning, RailPAC Director
It was suggested that I attend the TEMPO meeting which was held Saturday, September 26, 2009 in Temple, Texas. I had heard of this group, but their web site which I thought was rather bland did not give much detail or an agenda regarding this meeting. I was also told [...]
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 [...]
October 8, 2009
Reported by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President
I was very pleased to accept an invitation from Joe Boardman to meet him at Los Angeles Union Station today on Board the “Beech Grove” business car. Mr. Boardman was making a brief stopover during an inspection and meet the troops tour. I invited RailPAC VP [...]
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 [...]