Amtrak Updates Fleet Strategy Plan April 1st, 2011
Commentary by Jarrod DellaChiesa, Director
I wish this was an April Fools prank, but it isn’t. Read the rest of this entry »
Metrolink CEO Kicks off Steel Wheel in California March 30th, 2011
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.
Officials Tour Rail Line: San Jose to Soledad March 28th, 2011
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.
Write the Governor: Re-allocating the Florida HSR Funds March 28th, 2011
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.
Steel Wheels in California 2011 Presentations March 25th, 2011
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.
UP’s Premium Corridor: Coast Starlight Improvements on the Way? March 10th, 2011
Commentary by Jarrod DellaChiesa
Director, RailPAC / Project Coordinator, Coast Starlight Communities Network
TAMC Rail Policy Committee Meeting Report March 8th, 2011
February 7, 2011 Meeting
Reported by Chris Flescher, Associate Director
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!
LOSSAN Rail Corridor Scoping Meetings January 10th, 2011
January 10, 2011 - 5:00 – 7:00 PM
METRO Board Room
One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
High Speed Rail: The View on November 4th November 4th, 2010
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.