RailPAC-NARP Meeting scheduled for LAS VEGAS! November 3rd, 2009
ATTENTION SOUTHERN NEVADA RAILPAC AND NARP MEMBERS!
You are invited to our first ever members meeting AND DINNER to be held in Las Vegas. The meeting will be held Tuesday December 8th, 2009 at 6.30 pm.
Reported by Mike Barnbaum, RailPAC Sacramento Associate Director
Thursday 29 October 2009 in Merced/Atwater, California.
The San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee met in Merced at the Castle Conference Center, which is actually in the community of Atwater, just on the outskirts of Merced.
CA Corridors Stats for September November 2nd, 2009
Reported by Eugene K. Skoropowski, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
September ridership numbers on the Capitol Corridor, in California and across the nation continue to be less than 2008, but still substantially higher than 2007. This is an indication that many of the 2008 ridership surges were refugees from high gas prices, and that most of them returned to driving when gas prices declined. The good news in this story is that not only did we retain our base riders, with some modest growth, but also kept some of the gas-price refugees. Hence the FY 2009 ridership is well above 2007 levels, by a substantial margin of +10.4%.