Editorial by Noel T. Braymer The Union Pacific’s recent demand for 750 Million dollars in capital improvements before allowing a daily Sunset really said “go away kid, you bother me”. The UP’s premise was based on the assumed costs to Continue reading Passenger Trains can be good customers for Freight Railroads
Photos and Commentary by Russ Jackson … Retirement and a milestone: We want to note the retirement of veteran Amtrak station agent John Murphy, who has held down the fort at the very busy Davis, CA, station for many years. Continue reading Tracking Rail News: November 2010
Reported by David B. Kutrosky, Managing Director, CCJPA Capitol Corridor is continuing its eight-month streak of positive results. The first month of Fiscal Year 2011, October 2010, indicates increases in all performance indicators. October ridership was 141,350, up 3.1% versus Continue reading October California Intercity Passenger Rail Performance
Opinion by Noel T. Braymer Today Metrolink has just one round trip between San Bernardino and Oceanside. Train 803 leaves San Bernardino at 4:55 AM and arrives in Oceanside at 7:15 AM. Transferring passengers miss a Coaster train heading for Continue reading Creating an Oceanside to San Bernardino Corridor
Commentary and Photos by Russ Jackson, RailPAC Every once in a while the rerouting Amtrak Trains 3 and 4, the Southwest Chief, off the traditional line from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Hutchinson, Kansas arises, because the line has almost no Continue reading What Happens if the Southwest Chief is Rerouted?
November 4, 2010 Meeting in Madera Reported by Michael Barnbaum, Associate Director The San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee held its quarterly meeting one week later than normal to be as close to the schedule change date as possible for the Continue reading San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee Meeting Report
September 13, 2010 Meeting Reported by Chris Flescher, Associate Director According to the California Transportation Commission (CTC), TAMC needs to conduct an independent ridership review and economic analysis, for the Monterey Branch Line (MBL). The study will be very important Continue reading TAMC Rail Policy Committee Meeting Report
Report by Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer November 4, 2010 — Public commentary opened and closed the meeting of the California High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) held today in the State Capitol. In his opening remarks, San Mateo’s Assemblyman Jerry Hill Continue reading High Speed Rail: The View on November 4th
The IRS has approved our application to be recognized as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation! RailPAC filed the application with the Internal Revenue Service early in 2010. IRS approval means membership dues and other donations can be deducted from Continue reading Your Donations are now Tax Deductible!