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Passenger Rail to the Imperial Valley

[also published in 3rd Quarter 2022 issue of Steel Wheels] Brian YanityVice President-South, RailPAC (photos by the author unless otherwise noted) (background map: OpenStreetMap.org, annotations by author) An exciting prospect for new passenger rail in… Read More »Passenger Rail to the Imperial Valley

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… Read More »Steel Wheels 3rd Quarter 2022 issue available online

RailPAC sends letters to California’s U.S. Senators in Support of Coachella Valley Rail project funding

[same letter also sent to U.S. Senators Alex Padilla] The Honorable Dianne FeinsteinUnited States Senate331 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510 April 2, 2022 Subject: Support funding for the Coachella Valley-San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor… Read More »RailPAC sends letters to California’s U.S. Senators in Support of Coachella Valley Rail project funding

Steel Wheels, 4th Quarter 2021 issue available online

Download the pdf of Steel Wheels, 4th Quarter 2021 by clicking here. In this issue: Northern California Passenger Rail Projects Vision for the future of Inland Empire rail Locomotive emissions New routes to San Diego Bi-Level… Read More »Steel Wheels, 4th Quarter 2021 issue available online

RailPAC submits support letter for CRISI Grant Application for Coachella Valley Rail

For more information on the Coachella Valley-San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service Project, click here. Mr. Amit Bose Acting Administrator  Federal Railroad Administration U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, DC 20590… Read More »RailPAC submits support letter for CRISI Grant Application for Coachella Valley Rail

Please contact your U.S. Representative in support of COVID Relief Bill and Amtrak long-distance trains

Within the next week it appears that the House will have the final vote on its COVID Relief Bill.  As released, the bill has funding and a mandate for daily service of Amtrak’s long-distance trains. RailPAC… Read More »Please contact your U.S. Representative in support of COVID Relief Bill and Amtrak long-distance trains

Steel Wheels, 1st Quarter 2021 issue available online

Download the pdf of Steel Wheels, 1st Quarter 2021 by clicking here. In this issue: San Diego County rail improvements Public transportation in a post-pandemic world Prospects for future LA-Phoenix passenger rail Letter to California… Read More »Steel Wheels, 1st Quarter 2021 issue available online