Opinion and History by Noel T. Braymer. Photos by the author.
Arriving at Los Angeles Union Station today what first strikes you are the crowds.
Crowds coming and going rushing to catch Amtrak, Metrolink and subways trains on the Red and Purple Lines or the Gold Line up on platforms 1 and 2.
It wasn’t like that [...]
If the Central Valley HSR line is finished by 2017 and the San Joaquin Trains are moved to it as proposed, what happens to the stations at Wasco, Corcoran, Hanford and Madera? Will the San Joaquins be able to get to these stations from the new rail line, will new replacement stations be built or [...]
Amtrak is talking about overcrowding on the NEC, yet for years the load factors of the Long Distance trains like the Southwest Chief have been almost double those of all corridor trains including on the NEC. The problem is the Long Distance trains are often sold out and can’t increase capacity because of a shortage [...]
Statement by William Kerby, Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada on AB 1779
NOTE: Mr. Kerby presented this statement to the California Assembly Transportation Committee meeting in April, 2012.
An independent joint powers authority propelled successful growth of Capitol Corridor service and now leaders of the San Joaquin corridor seek similar success with the creation [...]
Commentary by Chuck Robuck, RailPAC member, and former head of the CC Riders group. Edited by Russ Jackson
Subject: Latest Design Concept for Downtown Arena & Intermodal Transportation Facility NOTE: The comments, map, and links below are provided by Mr. Robuck.
I attended a Public Workshop at (Sacramento) City Hall on Thursday, April [...]
RailPAC Board Endorses High Speed Rail Business Plan April 6, 2012 Board calls for highest priority for “Bridging the Gap” between Bakersfield and Los Angeles. Interim service offerings and the blended approach will only be successful if passengers are offered a single seat ride between the maximum number of origins and destinations. While endorsing Caltrain electrification [...]
Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate Whitehouse.gov (press release) – Mar 29, 2012Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, of California, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for a term of five years …It is about time! For too long California has been ignored in Washington about Amtrak service. The last active Californian on the [...]
For release April 6, 2012.
Board calls for highest priority for “Bridging the Gap” between Bakersfield and Los Angeles.
Interim service offerings and the blended approach will only be successful if passengers are offered a single seat ride between the maximum number of origins and destinations.
While endorsing Caltrain electrification RailPAC Board calls for a rolling program of [...]