[updated from January 2023 original post] By Brian Yanity It is of critical importance to address the land slippage and coastal erosion threatening rail service on the coastal railroad section in San Clemente. This is a transportation emergency that must be taken seriously by local, state and federal stakeholders, both in the near- and long-term. […]
RailPAC’s 68-page comment letter on the draft 2023 California State Rail Plan can be downloaded here. Click here for the Caltrans California State Rail Plan webpage, where the draft 2023 plan can be downloaded.
The Honorable Pete ButtigiegSecretaryUnited States Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Ave, SEWashington, DC 20590 March 21, 2023 Subject: Support for the Coachella Valley Rail Project Application for Corridor Identification and Development Program Dear Secretary Buttigieg: The Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada (RailPAC) fully supports the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) application to the […]
Federal Railroad Administration Amtrak Daily Long-Distance Study Email: [email protected] March 14, 2023 Subject: RailPAC comment letter on Amtrak Long Distance Study To Federal Railroad Administration Amtrak Long Distance Study team: On behalf of the all-volunteer Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada (RailPAC), I thank the Federal Railroad Administration for conducting the Amtrak Long Distance Service Study. […]
Assembly Transportation Committee Legislative Office Building1020 N Street, Room 112Sacramento, CA 95814 Feb. 27, 2023Re: Joint Informational Hearing, Short-Term Crisis and Long-TermTransformation of Transit in California Dear Chair Friedman and Chair Gonzales and Members, On behalf of the all-volunteer Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada(RailPAC), I want thank you for your initiative in highlighting […]
The 1st Quarter issue of RailPAC’s magazine Steel Wheels can be downloaded by clicking here. In this issue: ..and more!
The 4th Quarter 2022 issue of Steel Wheels can be downloaded by clicking here. In this issue:
Brian Yanity There is great potential in re-establishing a direct passenger train service between Phoenix and Los Angeles. Re-opening of the Union Pacific Railroad’s Wellton Branch west of Phoenix would allow the return of a daily Sunset Limited to Phoenix and support new regional trains. The business case for refurbishing the Wellton Branch is based […]