Metrolink CEO Kicks off Steel Wheel in California March 30th, 2011
On Saturday, March 19 Chair Richard Katz provided opening comments for the 4th Annual Steel Wheels in California conference hosted by RailPAC and NARP. Over 200 rail professionals gathered in the L.A. Metro board room for a conference providing information and education to “opinion formers and decision makers” and grass roots supporters of the rail industry. Chairman Katz spoke about Metrolink’s commitment to safety, specifically as it applies to insisting that the 2015 federal mandate for PTC implemented not be extended.
Don Sepulveda joins Metro March 30th, 2011
Don Sepulveda has joined Metro has the Executive Officer – Regional Rail. Don will be leading the regional rail team in working on matters related to high speed rail, Metrolink and intercity rail corridors (such as I-5 and the LOSSAN corridor).
Officials Tour Rail Line: San Jose to Soledad March 28th, 2011
On March 3, 2011, the Transportation Agency of Monterey County (TAMC) led a tour of the rail line from San Jose to Soledad. Elected officials, agency staff and other interested persons rode the Amtrak Coast Starlight from San Jose to Soledad, with a stop in Salinas.
Write the Governor: Re-allocating the Florida HSR Funds March 28th, 2011
We understand that the Federal Railroad Administration plans to re-allocate HSR funds that Florida has refused to accept. California is among the states vying for a share of the $2.4 billion available.
Steel Wheels in California 2011 Presentations March 25th, 2011
As promised, we are providing the files presented on March 19, 2011 at Steel Wheels in California. Some files are large, so please be patient.
Commentary on the March 19th RailPAC/NARP Annual Conference March 24th, 2011
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HSR, Commuter Rail discussed at Steel Wheels in CA March 23rd, 2011
Report by Dennis Lytton, RailPAC Director and NARP Council Representative
Saturday I attended the joint meeting of RailPAC and NARP at the Los Angeles Metro headquarters building at [Los Angeles] Union Station.