Amtrak continually tells us about how many passengers they put into seats in the Northeast corridor. What many suspect because of far longer travel distances, but never can get Amtrak to say, is that in passenger miles (passenger mile = Continue reading Amtrak’s 2014 – The Real Stats
PRESS RELEASE Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Passenger Rail Legislation READ THE BILL at http://transportation.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hr5449.pdf For Immediate Release: September 11, 2014 Contact: Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode Washington, DC – Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders today introduced bipartisan legislation that improves the Continue reading Bipartisan Passenger Rail Legislation introduced in U.S. House
Your ideas are important! The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) is analyzing the feasibility of passenger rail transit service along the 32-mile Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line. Complete an Online Survey on “Passenger Rail Goals & Scenarios”. Your feedback will Continue reading Complete the Santa Cruz Passenger Rail Study Survey
I wanted to emphasize that the comments made by Russ Jackson and Paul Dyson on the seriousness of the Sunset Ltd. amendment are not overstated. (Note: See their commentaries also on railpac.org) The whole long-distance network is at risk. Also Continue reading Sunset Limited in jeopardy is serious business: Part 1, Comments by RailPAC member Steve Roberts
NOTE: Reprinted with permission of Peter LeCody and the TRA, from their website: www.Texasrailadvocates.org (Washington) In a last minute voice vote on the House appropriations bill for transportation, Texas Representative Pete Sessions (R-District 33-Dallas) succeeded in his efforts to kill Continue reading Sunset Limited in jeopardy is serious business: Part 2, Comments from the Texas Rail Advocates
The new NARP board has unanimously approved the following resolution in support of returning passenger service between New Orleans and Florida: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD PASSENGERS WHEREAS, the National Association of Railroad Passengers (“NARP”) has previously endorsed the re-introduction of passenger Continue reading NARP Resolution in Support of Returning Passenger Rail Service Between New Orleans & Florida
On March 27th, Paul Dyson represented RailPAC and NARP while testifying before the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.
On March 19th, Paul Dyson represented RailPAC and NARP while testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Passenger Rail.
Report and Photo by Noel T. Braymer, RailPAC e-newsletter Editor The Sprinter started out as a simple project to serve the 22 miles between Oceanside and Escondido. The original proposal by RailPAC’s Byron Nordberg back in the 1980’s was to Continue reading The complicated history of the Sprinter
Why RailPAC supports High Speed Rail Why RailPAC is not a cheerleader for the CHSRA We have been asked many times about our support for the California High Speed Rail program, particularly as we have always supported an incremental approach Continue reading Why RailPAC supports High Speed Rail; Why RailPAC is not a cheerleader for the CHSRA