On March 27th, Paul Dyson represented RailPAC and NARP while testifying before the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.
Here are this month’s photos by RailPAC photographers. Click on each photo to see it full size! Contributions to this page are welcome. Send your jpeg rail photos to Russ Jackson, RailPAC Photo Editor, at email@example.com. 1. Work is underway Continue reading Rail Photos of the Month – March 2014
On March 19th, Paul Dyson represented RailPAC and NARP while testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Passenger Rail.
Story and Photos By Noel T. Braymer Most modern train stations are little more than parking lots with platforms far away from someplace people want to go to. Your busier stations are transportation centers with good connections to other trains Continue reading Pasadena is a Great Rail Destination
Squirrel Blamed for San Jose Power Outage NBC Bay Area – Mar 19, 2014 One of the customers affected was Caltrain’s San Jose dispatching center, according to Tell. The outage caused the dispatching center to fail and led trains to stop, Continue reading eNewsletter for March 24, 2014
Reported by David B. Kutrosky, Managing Director Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Service Performance Overview Capitol Corridor ridership and revenue for February 2014 were slightly below last February’s results: -1.6% and -2.7%, respectively. A total of 104,308 trips were made Continue reading Capitol Corridor Monthly Report (February, 2014)
By Noel T. Braymer Most of the attention now in the San Joaquin Valley is focused on High Speed Rail Construction. This would build 130 miles of new railroad between Madrea and Bakersfield in the next few years. This railroad Continue reading Rail Passenger Projects in the San Joaquin Valley
One of the changes coming to Union Station will be the end of Gates E and F at the mouth of the tunnel to the platforms.Amtrak passengers now wait in line behind these gates for their trains. Amtrak passengers will Continue reading eNewsletter for March 17, 2014
Report and Commentary by Russ Jackson and Andrew C. Selden, URPA Amtrak published its budget request for the year beginning October, 2014, on March 18. To read the full document, go to this site: http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/412/537/Amtrak-FY2015-Federal-Budget-Request-ATK-14-028,0.pdf In summary, here is what Continue reading Amtrak budget request hits the Long Distance trains with a cost shift that doesn’t make sense
By Noel T. Braymer In effect since 2013, California’s Cap and Trade program uses market forces to reduce Greenhouse Gases (GHG) by having those who release too much buy “credits” which are sold by those who come under their “carbon Continue reading California’s Cap and Trade and its Impact on Rail Service