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California Zephyr by Chris Mohs

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The RailPAC Mission: Passenger Rail advocacy, Publications…both print and electronic, Representation at regional meetings, and Rail education. Join us! More memberships increase our strength in presenting the case for rail to policymakers at all levels!

Amtrak has neglected California for too long and relied too heavily on state support. We need:

  • The Coast Daylight daily train to start immediately, between downtown San Francisco and Los Angeles
  • A Daily Sunset Limited, providing through service to Chicago
  • An immediate order of passenger rolling stock for the overnight and California corridor trains
  • California High Speed rail

Here are the most recent posts pertaining to current issues.

CONNECTIONS!  It’s all about connections. Depending on your journey you may live close to a station that has a direct service to your destination.  But there’s a good chance that you’ll need to transfer, from bus to train, light rail to high speed rail, Surfliner to long distance Amtrak.  RailPAC’s campaign is all about connections between these modes so that all of us can enjoy mobility without the automobile.

Our map attempts to portray the statewide system that we want to see over the next two decades.  What it cannot show, but is equally important, is the electronic ticketing and information system that is needed to make passenger rail easy to use for 40 million Californians.

RailPAC is working with Caltrans, Amtrak, and all agencies involved in achieving the following goals for expanding and extending safe, reliable rail passenger service. We support adequate funding for these services and vigorous promotion of them so they may achieve economic stability through increased ticket sales.

We are involved in explaining the advantages of, and potential issues surrounding, current proposals:

Nor Cal Issues
Northern California Issues & Proposals
SoCal Issues
Southern California Issues & Proposals
National Network Issues
Amtrak National Network/Long Distance