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TRAC Position Paper: How the LOSSAN Corridor Can Do More for Southern Californians

The next issue of California Rail News will carry a major article on the future of the LOSSAN Corridor by Greg Thompson, PhD and Sandra Bauer. That article will be an excerpt of a longer paper titled “How the LOSSAN … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy New Tier 4 Locomotives

By David Schonbrunn, TRAC President Editor’s Note: These comments were sent by TRAC’s President to Metrolink, days before their Board directed staff to find grants to fund the purchase of 10-15 new Tier 4 diesel locomotives at $10.3 million a … Continue reading

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TRAC files STB response, challenging transfer of freight rights to SMART

By David Schonbrunn, President of TRAC In response to the threats to the Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP, which spans over 300 miles from Larkspur Landing in Marin County to Samoa in Humboldt County), the Train Riders Association of California (TRAC) … Continue reading

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Let’s Have Accurate Locomotive Emissions

By David Schonbrunn, TRAC President Editor’s Note: These comments were sent by TRAC’s President to the California Air Resources Board, which will have a workshop on Reducing Emissions From In-Use Locomotives on March 30, 2021. The Train Riders Association of California … Continue reading

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SB 69 Seeks to Rip Out NWP Rails

By David Schonbrunn David Schonbrunn is President of the Train Riders Association of California. Contact him at President@calrailnews.org In the greatest threat to the NWP since the SP abandonment proceedings, Senator Mike McGuire, representing the North Coast has introduced the … Continue reading

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Links to TRAC’s Curated Rail-Related News, June-December 2020

We have gathered links to selected news items over the last six months, listed below. Note: these are PDFs with embedded links. Some links may not work because some publications move article around after a few months. June-July 2020 September … Continue reading

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