If you want to help RailPAC preserve and expand the National Network of passenger trains, and grow the regional services in California you should attend this important event. Registration is open at eventbrite.com.
The event will be held at the California State Railroad Museum from 10.00am and we have a number of experts who will be giving presentations about the State of the passenger rail State, and the future of passenger rail in general. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion. Bring your questions and ideas.
NOTE: REGISTER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 16TH YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE BOX LUNCH
Final Agenda and Speaker Times (8/23/18)
Check-In Morning Coffee snack 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Check-in to remain open until Capitol Corridor riders arrive)
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM – Welcome and Housekeeping
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM – Bruce Becker, Rail Passengers Association, will discuss current Amtrak funding status, the National Network initiative and the Southwest Chief effort
11:15 AM – 11:59 AM – Dan Leavitt, Manager of Regional Initiatives San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority, will provide an overview of “Valley Rail”, a major expansion of passenger rail service in the Northern San Joaquin Valley
12:01 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Frank Vacca, Chief of Rail Operations, California High-Speed Rail Authority, will present an update on California High-Speed Rail and an overview of ongoing projects, challenges and upcoming initiatives to fulfill goals of 2018 Business Plan
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM – Jim Allison, Manager of Planning, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, will present Capitol Corridor’s future vision for faster/expanded service between Roseville and San Jose
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM – Mark Singer, Rail Provocateur
RailPAC Business Meeting 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM