Tracking Rail News: January 2011

Comments by Russ Jackson and photos by Noel Braymer, Bob Snow and Russ Jackson
. . . December: What a month for weather on Amtrak! The country was treated to real wintry weather, some places had snow for the first time in history, the Northeast Corridor between New York and Boston was closed, and California […]

NCTD: Lower Fares and Longer Service Hours

North Coast Transit District is happy to announce lower fares and longer service hours take effect this week on all of our modes (Coaster and Sprinter).  Below is a printable PDF with the new COASTER price matrix and new SPRINTER schedule with late-night trains.

SPRINTER-COASTER Schedule – January 2011
NCTD – More Reasons to Ride

December CA Intercity Passenger Rail Performance

Reported by David B. Kutrosky, Managing Director, CCJPA
(Download:  December 2010 Performance Report)
In December, Capitol Corridor was given the gifts of impressive ridership, revenue and on-time performance thresholds, ending the calendar year with an abundance of positive performance results.  Ridership was up 5 percent compared to the same period last year, revenue was up 10 percent and the Capitol Corridor’s on-time […]

LOSSAN Rail Corridor Scoping Meetings

Los Angeles
January 10, 2011 – 5:00 – 7:00 PM
METRO Board Room
One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Ventura
January 11, 2011 – 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Camarillo Public Library
4101 Las Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
Santa Barbara
January 12, 2011 – 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Louise Lowry Davis Center – Lu Gilbert Room
1232 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
San Luis Obispo
January 13, 2011 […]

TAMC Rail Policy Committee Meeting Report

November 1, 2010 Meeting
Reported by Chris Flescher, Associate Director

Independent Ridership Review / Economic Analysis of Monterey Branch Line
The Rail Policy Committee (RPC) sent out a request for proposals and received two responses.  The RPC decided to go with Warner Transportation Consulting for ridership and Economic Development Research Group for economic analysis.  The studies will start in […]