Our annual Steel Wheels Conference and membership meeting alternates between Southern and Northern California, where members can meet and listen to important individuals working on passenger rail issues.
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.
September 29, 2018 @ 10am
California State Railroad Museum, Stanford Gallery
(register before September 16th to receive a free box lunch)
We’ll 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.
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
We hold frequent informal regional meetings where members can discuss current rail issues.