Category: CalSTA TIRCP

  • RailPAC Comments to California Senate Transportation Committee hearing, on SB 1098 about LOSSAN Rail Corridor

    RailPAC Comments to California Senate Transportation Committee hearing, Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Subject: SB 1098 LOSSAN Rail Corridor Recommended Amendments and Actions Chair Cortese and Honorable Members of the committee, The Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada (RailPAC) is a statewide all-volunteer group of railroad professionals and public transportation advocates. Since its founding in…

  • Steel Wheels 3rd Quarter 2022 issue available online

    The 3rd Quarter 2022 issue of RailPAC’s quarterly magazine Steel Wheels can be downloaded by clicking here. In this issue: Passenger rail to the Imperial Valley Introducing the ‘Aurora Group’ advocating for Amtrak’s National Network Amtrak Beech Grove National Network shops Passenger train planning- best practices How many tracks do train stations need? Arizona News…

  • RailPAC submits public comment letter on California Transportation Plan 2050

    The California Transportation Plan (CTP) 2050 is the “state’s long-range transportation plan that establishes an aspirational vision that articulates strategic goals, policies, and recommendations to improve multimodal mobility and accessibility while reducing greenhouse gas emissions”: https://ctp2050.com/ Read RailPAC’s letter of public comment on the CTP 2050 public review draft by clicking here.

  • RailPAC Commentary on Metrolink Antelope Valley Line Improvements

    RailPAC has been urging LA Metro and Metrolink to double truck the line between Burbank and Santa Clarita for more than two decades.  We finally have a down payment from the State, with some matching funds from other sources.  Why am I less than excited by this news?  Two and a half decades have passed…

  • 2020 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) Grants Awarded

    This past week the California State Transportation Agency announced the 2020 grants distributed as part of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP). Created by SB 862 in 2014, the TIRCP utilizes revenues from the State of the California‚Äôs cap-and-trade program and vehicle registration fees to fund capital projects that reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs)…