eNewsletter for July 25, 2011

This graphic from March 2011 shows the current planning between Sylmar in the north San Fernando Valley and Palmdale, a distance of about 50 miles. Original planning assumed 13 miles of tunneling on this segment. Recent engineering work has raised this now to a possible 28 miles of tunneling. It is [...]

eNewsletter for July 18, 2011

Central Valley Business Times – ?Jul 14, 2011? “Even before the full California High-Speed Rail system were built, enough could be completed to run trains in a “cash-positive” operation, the Authority’s board says. The segments represent lengths of track that connect significant populations and may …”July 18, 2011

Theories about how the Nevada Amtrak crash happened

Compiled by Russ Jackson
How did the terrible incident involving Amtrak’s California Zephyr and a speeding truck traveling on US 95 in the Nevada desert happen? There are many theories out there. We have compiled four theories advanced by some rail writers we know. Because two of these writers prefer to be [...]

eNewsletter for July 11, 2011

There is no doubt that sleepy drivers are as dangerous as drunken drivers and have almost as many accidents. Another possible explanation is the monotony of driving often causes drivers not to pay attention as they drive: the so called “white line fever”. But a common problem at grade crossing is people speeding up to [...]

June CA Intercity Passenger Rail Performance

Reported by David Kutrosky, Managing Director, CCJPA
(Download:  June 2011 Performance Report)

The June 2011 performance results continue positive trends for the Capitol Corridor. The streak is now at sixteen consecutive months where ridership and revenue have exceeded prior year monthly results. In June, the Capitol Corridor established another monthly record with 145,495 riders, representing a 3 [...]

eNewsletter for July 5, 2011

What RailPAC is about is seeing the creation of a coordinated transportation system with good rail connections for airports, intercity bus, and urban transit. We also seek coordination and seamless ticketing between intercity rail, corridor rail and regional commuter rail for easy transfers. In other words using a nation such as Switzerland as a model [...]