Category Archives: Advocacy

White Paper: Optimized Rail Passenger Service for Santa Cruz County

 

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November 2017-February 2018 California Rail News Now Available

The latest California Rail News is now online (takes a few moments to load):

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Backgrounder No. 2: South Tyrol Regional Rail Restored for $4 Million/Mile

Photo: A DMU trainset on the Val Venosta line. Link to full article: http://www.calrailnews.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/TRACBackgrounderTwo-ValVenostaCheep.pdf Summary of TRAC Backgrounder No. 2 Californians need to wake up, because at the same time our state seems unable to build new local rail or … Continue reading

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Tiny Estonia Has Efficient DMU Service. Why Not the U.S.?

A tiny little county such as Estonia has efficient 21st Century DMU (diesel multiple unit) service. Why not the U.S.?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F38wE6zzgk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSL3j57sgOY

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A 110 mph Upgrade Example for San Joaquins

See links below to an article and website about proposed upgrades to existing Chicago-Detroit Amtrak corridor service on existing tracks, to 110 mph standards and other improvements, all for less than $3 billion. As shown by the Chicago-Detroit corridor example, … Continue reading

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CHSRA Responds Directly to TRAC; Our Response

TRAC’s opinion piece on September 28th (http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/article2614730.html) in the Sacramento Bee apparently annoyed the denizens of the California High Speed Rail Authority, leading to a response by CEO Jeff Morales (http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/article2623053.html), plus a followup, much more detailed letter directly to … Continue reading

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