Prepared by Mike Barnbaum, RailPAC Associate Director
The legislation discussed at the April San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee and associated infrastructure changes forthcoming at the Sacramento Valley (Amtrak) Station set the slate for a busy calendar ahead for California and the West Coast. Here is the latest of what we do know through September 30th.
Monday 7 May 2012: Amtrak National Timetable (Spring/Summer) Changes take effect through sometime in October 2012.
Saturday 12 May 2012: 5th Annual National Train Day Celebration with the largest West Coast Event in Los Angeles from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Tuesday 22 May 2012: Oral Report on the S.J.V.R.C. & South Sacramento County Transit Link to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.
Friday 15 June 2012: California State Legislative Constitutional Deadline to pass the 2012-1013 California State Budget.
Sunday 1 July 2012: Fiscal New Year’s Day for the State of California. The 2012-2013 California State Budget Year (if on time) is now in effect.
Wednesday 20 June 2012: Amtrak Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board of Directors Meeting at BART Board Room in Oakland, California.
Monday 6 August 2012: Sacramento Valley (Amtrak) Station Track Location Changes according to the CalTrans Division of Rail Timetable.
Thursday 30 August 2012: San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee Meeting – California State Railroad Museum’s Stanford Gallery in Sacramento.
Sunday 2 September 2012: Year 1 of 5 of Sacramento Regional Transit District’s Transit Renewal Service Changes take effect beginning at 4am.
Saturday 15 September 2012: Rail Passenger Association of California &Nevada Annual Steel Wheels Conference in the Stanford Gallery Room – Sacramento.
Wednesday 19 September 2012: Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors Meeting: City Council Chambers of Suisun City, CA.
Sunday 30 September 2012: Federal Fiscal Year 2012 for the United States of America comes to a close after 11:59 P.M. in their local time zones.