February CA Intercity Passenger Rail Performance

Reported by David B. Kutrosky, Managing Director, CCJPA
(Download:  February 2011 Performance Report)
The economic rebound and skyrocketing gas prices have helped Capitol Corridor achieve another monthly ridership record.  Ridership in February soared a remarkable 13.5 percent compared to February 2010–125,201 passengers rode Capitol Corridor trains last month compared to the 110,280 customers who rode in February 2010. Revenue rose 16 […]

UP’s Premium Corridor: Coast Starlight Improvements on the Way?

Commentary by Jarrod DellaChiesa
Director, RailPAC / Project Coordinator, Coast Starlight Communities Network

Union Pacific is investing $12,900,000 in track improvements to their Coast Line this month.  The right-of-way between Watsonville and San Lucas is a 76-mile long staging area, with more than 82,000 railroad ties waiting to be installed, along with new rail and 42,000 tons […]

TAMC Rail Policy Committee Meeting Report

February 7, 2011 Meeting
Reported by Chris Flescher, Associate Director

Pipeline and Branch Line
The Marina Coast Water District and California American Water have requested a letter of support from TAMC for a Coastal Development Permit, to be obtained from the California Coastal Commission, for the Monterey Bay Regional Desalination Project.  A portion of the project (a water pipeline) […]