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Sacramento is the State Capitol of California. If not just for that reason alone there is quite a bit of travel to Sacramento for government related business and tourism. Sacramento is also a major metropolitan area of almost 2 million Continue reading →
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Although Amtrak will not be sponsoring National Train Day this year RailPAC, together with a number of local groups, is continuing the tradition at Santa Barbara.  Train Day will take place Saturday May 9th at the historic depot.  County Supervisor Salud Carbajal Continue reading →
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As we say on the radio, “but first….” Two major Amtrak-related items have occurred this winter.  First was the cutbacks in long distance train consists in January and February.  Second was the U.S. House of Representatives actually passed a bill, Continue reading →
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Commentary by Simon Oh - Los Angeles’ two major transportation agencies announced this week the hires of new CEOs to take their respective helms -- one involves a new hire from Denver while the other is only moving a few floors up.
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Indiana is fighting back against the FRA ruling, which is excellent news.  The whole idea of the ruling is ridiculous.  If a State hires a qualified operator to do a job it should not have to become certified to do the job itself.  Boardman is again trying to use PRIIA and now the FRA to force the states into paying their monopoly pricing for service.  This will not win him any friends outside the NEC.  – Paul Dyson
Indiana is fighting back against the FRA ruling, which is excellent news. The whole idea of the ruling is ridiculous. If a State hires a qualified operator to do a job it should not have to become certified to do the job itself. Boardman is again trying to use PRIIA and now the FRA to force the states into paying their monopoly pricing for service. This will not win him any friends outside the NEC. - Paul Dyson
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It is no secret that for 44 years Amtrak’s long distance trains have had a target firmly placed upon them.  From the nitpicking of the Congress to the war against growth within Amtrak, we have to ask who is standing Continue reading →
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There is a job opening for the next head of Metrolink which will be filled soon. Only those who seek challenges need apply. Metrolink has many problems, and some of them have been festering for years and ignored. Here is a short list of them.
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It is with great sadness that I report the death of longtime RailPAC member and Associate Director Ken Ruben.  Ken suffered a serious stroke on New Year’s Day from which he never recovered.  He died yesterday morning, Thursday 12th March, Continue reading →
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RailPAC is still gathering information about new proposed rulings by the Federal Railroad Administration which would appear to have a profound effect on State rail programs.  This has the hallmarks of a Washington DC power play involving FRA, Amtrak and others to ensure that the states do not use non-Amtrak operators.  However, the burden placed on the states, including states like Texas and California that cannot be railroads for legal reasons, may well backfire on the proponents and cause the Congress to take action on this.

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A statewide membership organization working for the expansion and improvement of rail passenger service in California and Nevada
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A statewide membership organization working for the expansion and improvement of rail passenger service within the states of California and Nevada.