Sacramento Rails: Presentation Files January 31st, 2010
As promised, we are providing the PowerPoint presentations presented on January 16th.
PDF Files of the Presentations: Read the rest of this entry »
Increase Your Community’s Awareness of Local Stations January 31st, 2010
Reported by Jarrod DellaChiesa, RailPAC Director
In 2009, 29,976 passengers traveled to and from the Hayward station. It is always surprising how few people even know Hayward has an Amtrak station or that a passenger train passes through our town.
Response to White House HSR Awards January 28th, 2010
Commentary by Paul Dyson
Blue collar jobs created this year or next? Minimal.
On top of this the Governor is once again raiding operating funds for transit and intercity putting the whole state rail program in jeopardy. I find it hard to imagine a worse outcome in this whole process. It has almost nothing to do with a sensible transportation policy and is entirely driven by short term political considerations.
High Speed and Commuter Rail Electrification: Is Catenary Height an Issue? January 26th, 2010
Commentary by Paul Dyson
As we contemplate construction of High Speed Rail and electrification of existing routes we need to ask if catenary height an issue. This may seem arcane, almost academic, but it has real implications for the type of railroad network that we want to see here in California. Indeed it raises issues for the whole country.
RailPAC-NARP “Sacramento Rails” Meeting Report and Photos January 25th, 2010
Reported by Russ Jackson, railpac.org editor, with photos by the author.
The 60 people who attended the January 16 meeting at the Rail Museum were not disappointed, even on a foggy Saturday in Sacramento. The survival and expansion of rail passenger service was on everyone’s mind, and the speakers were very qualified to discuss the current situation.
RailPAC writes Senator Boxer re Amtrak Board January 23rd, 2010
Senator Barbara Boxer
22nd January, 2010
CALIFORNIA REPRESENTATION ON AMTRAK BOARD
Dear Senator Boxer:
California needs and deserves a representative on the Amtrak Board of Directors. At present there is no Amtrak Board member domiciled west of Illinois.
CA Corridors December statistics January 23rd, 2010
Reported by DAVID B. KUTROSKY, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
NOTE: This article contains important future state financial information that Mr. Kutrosky discussed at the RailPAC-NARP Sacramento meeting, which will have impact on the state operated trains.
Great Meeting in Sacramento on January 16, 2010 January 18th, 2010
Report by Noel T. Braymer
A Full House in Sacramento
The underlying theme of most of the speakers at the RailPAC/NARP meeting was on the challenges ahead for the State’s Rail Passenger services with future ridership growth in the mist of the current economic problems.
Compounding this will be the need to expand service to handle ridership growth feeding riders to the future High Speed Rail service. As RailPAC President Paul Dyson reflected attendees at the meeting on January 16th got the level of information that professionals regularly pay up to $500 to learn at industry symposiums. Read the rest of this entry »
In Memory of Eleanor Lloyd (1928-2010) January 17th, 2010
On January 11, 2010 Eleanor Lloyd died. She was the wife of RailPAC’s Vice-President (North) Art Lloyd for 64 years. Services were held on January 16th 2010.
RailPAC-NARP Sacramento meeting UPDATE January 3rd, 2010
In the California State Rail Museum meeting room where the 2008 annual meeting was held, 111 I Street, just west of the CSRM main building. Minimum Donation: $15, payable in advance: YOU MUST RESERVE BY JANUARY 13! SPACE IS LIMITED to 50, so E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 916-833-4218 to reserve your space NOW. The PayPal option is at the end of this message!
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE Armin Kick of Siemens Sacramento will participate. His expertise completes the picture of integrated rail from his task experience from high speed rail rolling stock to light rail.
PROGRAM: Other Speakers include, RailPAC-NARP’s Paul Dyson; Sacrmento County Supervisor Roger Dickinson; Capitol Corridor’s new Managing Director David Kutrosky; Caltrans Rail Program Chief Bill Bronte; ACE Excecutive Director Stacey Mortensen; Sacramento City DOT’s Hinda Chandler on the Railyards development; Paul Hammond from the CSRM with RailPAC’s Art Lloyd; and an end of meeting DRAWING!
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