Commentary by Jarrod DellaChiesa, Director

I wish this was an April Fools prank, but it isn’t. Read the rest of this entry »

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On Saturday, March 19 Chair Richard Katz provided opening comments for the 4th Annual Steel Wheels in California conference hosted by RailPAC and NARP. Over 200 rail professionals gathered in the L.A. Metro board room for a conference providing information and education to “opinion formers and decision makers” and grass roots supporters of the rail industry. Chairman Katz spoke about Metrolink’s commitment to safety, specifically as it applies to insisting that the 2015 federal mandate for PTC implemented not be extended.

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On March 3, 2011, the Transportation Agency of Monterey County (TAMC) led a tour of the rail line from San Jose to Soledad. Elected officials, agency staff and other interested persons rode the Amtrak Coast Starlight from San Jose to Soledad, with a stop in Salinas.

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We understand that the Federal Railroad Administration plans to re-allocate HSR funds that Florida has refused to accept.  California is among the states vying for a share of the $2.4 billion available.

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As promised, we are providing the files presented on March 19, 2011 at Steel Wheels in California. Some files are large, so please be patient.

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Commentary by Jarrod DellaChiesa
Director, RailPAC / Project Coordinator, Coast Starlight Communities Network

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February 7, 2011 Meeting

Reported by Chris Flescher, Associate Director

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KCBS Caltrain Report   February 23rd, 2011

Caltrain Turns To Another Agency For Possible Bailout

Our own Art Lloyd and Bruce Jenkins are interviewed by KCBS!

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Los Angeles
January 10, 2011 - 5:00 – 7:00 PM

METRO Board Room
One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

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Report by Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer

November 4, 2010 — Public commentary opened and closed the meeting of the California High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) held today in the State Capitol.  In his opening remarks, San Mateo’s Assemblyman Jerry Hill announced that he will introduce legislation dealing with expenditures, transparency and disclosure by the HSRA.  This proposed legislation will address possible conflict of interest matters which have arisen in a recent state audit. Details of his presentation can be found here.

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