Renew Your Membership by Credit Card   February 7th, 2010

Did you know that you can renew your RailPAC membership by credit card? Yes, it’s true!  You can renew (or become a new member) by credit card or PayPal account from the RailPAC website.   It’s fast …  it’s easy …  and you’ll be done in less than 5 minutes!

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Amtrak’s Fleet Strategy Plan   February 4th, 2010

Today Amtrak released the Fleet Strategy Plan they promised was coming.

You can download the report here: Amtrak Fleet Strategy – Feb 2010

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2nd February, 2010

Hon. Curt Pringle and Board Members


925 L Street Suite 1425
Sacramento, CA 95814
Via fax: 916 322 0827


Dear Chairman Pringle and Board members:

The Rail Passenger Association of California (RailPAC) has been campaigning for over thirty years for improved passenger rail service in California.  Progress has been slow but at least today we have the basic framework of commuter and inter city rail in most of the important corridors.  We supported Proposition 1A and welcome the recently announced small down payment for High Speed Rail (“HSR”) from the federal government.  We are, however, greatly concerned by the growing clamor of criticism from some key politicians as well as the public and even some rail advocacy groups.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Part 1 of three parts of edited highlights of a great presentation

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Report and PHOTOS by Russ Jackson
Yes, I know those trains don’t go to Sacramento, but on January 13 we boarded Texas Eagle # 21 at Ft. Worth and headed for San Antonio, then on to Los Angeles and drove up the Valley to Sacramento, combining a winter vacation with attending the very successful RailPAC-NARP meeting on the 16th. Departing Ft. Worth was on time, but two minutes later we waited 15 minutes for clearance to cross the infamous “Tower 55″ controlled BNSF-UP junction.

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