The countdown is on for Steel Wheels in California© 2010. April 17 is the date for what we believe will be our most informative and thought provoking conference and members meeting to date. RailPAC and NARP members and guests will Continue reading Steel Wheels in California 2010: The Countdown is On!
Arthur T. Leahy (CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation) and Will Kempton (CEO, Orange County Transportation Authority) write to Curt Pringle (Chairman, California High Speed Rail Authority) asking CAHSPA to revisit the concept of a rational shared use option in the Continue reading Metro/OCTA to CAHSRA: LA-Anaheim should be revisited
Reported by David B. Kutrosky, Managing Director, CCJPA Ridership for the Capitol Corridor in February 2010 continued to decline compared to February 2009 and 2008, but the monthly loss was less than prior month comparisons. Ridership for February 2010 was down by Continue reading February California Intercity Passenger Rail Performance
Editorial by Noel T. Braymer Recently I was watching on a local access cable TV channel a discussion about plans to add 4 more lanes between Del Mar and Oceanside on the I-5 Freeway. The panel had representatives from Caltrans Continue reading There is Plenty of Traffic on the Weekends
February 11, 2010 Meeting Reported by Michael Barnbaum, Associate Director The San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee met February 11th and for the first time since October of 2009. The meeting took place inside the Castle Conference Center in Atwater. A Continue reading San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee Meeting Report
February 17, 2010 Meeting Reported by Michael Barnbaum, Associate Director The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board met for the first time in 2010 and for the first time under Managing Director David Kutrosky. Chair Jim Holmes representing the Placer County Continue reading Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board Meeting Report
A small shift in priorities could produce major benefits sooner and help build public support. Commentary by Ralph James, RailPAC Member, Alta, Blue Canyon CA NOTE: This article also appears in a shorter version in the March Western Rail Passenger Continue reading Is CA HSR on Track for Successful Implementation?
February 26, 2010 Meeting Reported by Dennis Story, RailPAC Director The Coast Rail Coordinating Council Technical Committee meeting was held at the Derby Club, Seaside Park in Ventura on Friday, 2/26/10 from 11:00AM to 12:30PM. Attendees: Pete Rodgers (SLOCOG), Bill Continue reading CRCC Technical Committee Meeting Report
PHOTOS and Comments by Russ Jackson . . . Amtrak Western On Time Performance. On February 19, Train #1, the Sunset Limited arrived at Los Angeles Union Station at 8:20 AM. Nothing remarkable about that since its due at 8:40, Continue reading Tracking Rail News . . . for March 2010
February 1, 2010 Meeting Reported by Chris Flescher, Associate Director