January 10, 2011 Meeting
Reported by Chris Flescher, Associate Director
The environmental review for the Monterey Branch Line is now under way. The RPC has attended some meetings and will attend some more. The RPC has made a few changes, such as altering the path of the rails through the Window on Bay Park, and removing one [...]
January 10, 2011 Meeting
CITIZENS FOR RAIL CALIFORNIA, INC.
A California Non-Profit Corporation (#813820 4/26/1977)
d..b.a. The Rail Passenger Association of California & Nevada
NOTICE OF 2011 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The annual membership meeting of CITIZENS FOR RAIL CALIFORNIA, INC. will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at the board room at the headquarters building of the Los [...]
Editorial by Noel T. Braymer
During and shortly after World War II poor and isolated islanders in the South Pacific believed that with prayers and crude homemade airstrips they could attract planes to land and deliver “cargo”. These people were hoping to get some of the vast material wealth used to fight World War II [...]
Caltrain Turns To Another Agency For Possible Bailout
Our own Art Lloyd and Bruce Jenkins are interviewed by KCBS!
To say that the situation regarding passenger rail financing and policy making is fluid would be an understatement. Looking back over thirty years of advocacy I find it hard to recall a time when passenger trains were such an ideological issue. But I won’t get into a political discussion in this forum. Instead [...]
Reported by David B. Kutrosky, Managing Director, CCJPA
(Download: January 2011 Performance Report)
The Capitol Corridor achieved amazing performance results for January 2011. Ridership in January soared a remarkable 11 percent compared to January 2010. A record-breaking 130,863 passengers rode Capitol Corridor trains, making January 2011 ridership and revenue thresholds the highest January results in the history of the service. Along [...]
. . . Photos and Comments by Russ Jackson
Two Amtrak California trainsets at the Sacramento station powered by Amtrak P-42 locomotives.
. . . On January 10 Governor Brown introduced his proposed budget for FY 2010-11. While major reductions are in store for “everyone,” that does not apply to the state rail corridor intercity rail [...]
The Friends of Caltrain attracted an overflow crowd of 200 grassroots community and business groups and residents to our Caltrain Summit a little over a week ago. Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Sierra Club national executive director Michael Brune came to keynote.
RailPAC donated a generous $500 towards its small budget: thank you so much. [...]
By Bruce Jenkins, RailPAC Director, Sunnyvale
Two very successful “summit meetings” were held on the San Francisco Peninsuls in January to address the fiscal crisis of Caltrain. Caltrain is the only transit system in the state of California that does not have a dedicated funding source for it’s operating costs. In all it’s operating [...]
PHOTO report by Russ Jackson At the right is the Sunset Limited ready to depart LAUS on February 4, 2011, the date of all 7 photos in this report. In the background is the MTA tower, site of the RailPAC-NARP meeting on March 19. While visiting the train station for the meeting, be [...]