eNewsletter for September 23, 2012

The problem with the current rail route built in the 1870’s is it takes over 4 hours to go from Los Angeles to Bakersfield which takes 2 hours by bus. Also between Mojave and Bakersfield the line is very congested with 2 freight railroads sharing a single track rail line. … Even though the State […]

What will rail passenger service in the San Joaquin Valley be like in 2018?

Questions from Noel T. Braymer¬
My one disappointment at the September 15th RailPAC/NARP meeting was that Stacey Mortensen wasn’t able to attend. Stacey Mortensen is the Executive Director of the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission which runs the Altamont Commuter Express Trains or ACE between Stockton and San Jose. ACE is also planning to build a […]

eNewsletter for September 17, 2012

Big Week for Metrolink and Hightlights of the RailPAC/NARP Meeting in Sacramento
September 17, 2012 Part 1   September 17, 2012 Part 2

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eNewsletter for September 10, 2012

Why is coordinating the services of these 3 regions so important? In a word connections. For people in California to be able to get around the entire State by rail the trains must be scheduled with good connections to each other. A major part of the connectivity of the existing State Rail Passenger network are […]

What Could go Wrong for California’s Intercity Trains

Opinion By Noel T. Braymer
Legislation is in the works to create Joint Power Authorities for local control of the planning and administration of both the Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin Trains. This is modeled after the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority or CCJPA which has successfully managed the Capitol Corridor Trains. Some of the advantages […]

eNewsletter for September 4, 2012

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