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.
LA City Council Rail Resolution Passes Unanimously October 1st, 2010
This morning a RailPAC resolution supporting the construction of double track between Van Nuys and Chatsworth and the building of a second platform at Van Nuys station was passed unanimously by the City Council meeting at Van Nuys.
Paul Dyson, RailPAC president, spoke in favor of the motion, which was proposed by Council members Tom LaBonge and Greig Smith.
Comments on HSR Thru Riverside August 31st, 2010
Comments Compiled from a RailPAC Member
We were recently contacted by a Professional Engineer who has, until recently, done a small amount of work on the CAHSR project. This is a summary of his report. Apparently the concept designs he cites are in the public domain (e.g. used in public outreach meetings) however the conclusions he offers (and are shared by RailPAC) are decidedly not the CAHSRA “message”.