As promised, we are providing the PowerPoint presentations presented on January 16th.
PDF Files of the Presentations:
CCJPA – 10 Year Vision for the Capitol Corridor
Sacramento Intermodal Transportation Facility and Track Relocation
These files are being hosted by the Coast Starlight Communities Network.
For more on the meeting, you should read these great reports:
Great Meeting in Sacramento by Noel [...]
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.
With plans for up to 22 round trips in 2012-2015 and 32 in 2015-2020, increased community [...]
Commentary by Paul Dyson
$2.25 Billion for California High Speed Rail. Too little to make even the smallest impact, and relies on California matching funds. Did anyone tell USDOT that California is broke and can’t even issue passenger rolling stock bonds approved three years ago?Beneficiaries: Consultants and engineering firms.
Blue collar jobs created this year [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
The State of California pays Amtrak almost $100 million per year for the state rail program.
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.
The Capitol Corridor December 2009 results are mixed with a continued ridership decline compared to December 2008, [...]
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. Continue reading
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.
[ January 16, 2010; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. ] “SACRAMENTO RAILS”
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 [...]