California transit board names Padgette managing director of Capitol Corridor

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 21, 2019 The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) earlier this week named Rob Padgette…

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California Rail Warriors: As more workers commute by train, Amtrak has plans to get them there quicker

By Allen Pierleoni, Comstock’s; April 30, 2019 Without it — and the 200,000-plus miles of track that followed because of…

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California: Why not try a ‘faster’ speed rail system first? It could work now

Commentary By Jim Gonzalez, CALmatters; February 25, 2019 Claims by President Donald Trump and other naysayers aside, Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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California: How trains under the bay – not high-speed rail – may connect Sacramento and San Francisco

By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee; February 20, 2019 For decades, train riders from Sacramento to San Francisco have been…

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California: Goleta Unfolds New Train Station Project

By Amelia Buckley, Santa Barbara Independent; February 10, 2019 The City of Goleta is searching for a design for a…

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San Francisco: BART, Amtrak assess building new shared transbay crossing

By Phil Matier, San Francisco Chronicle; February 6, 2019 BART and Amtrak are teaming up on assessing the possibility of…

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California: Booming economy boosts passenger rail

By Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist, Auburn Journal; January 30, 2019 Capitol Corridor is crediting a booming Northern California economy as a…

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California’s Capitol Corridor To Expand Train Service To And From Roseville

By Randol White, Capitol Public Radio; January 22, 2019 Commuter train service to and from Placer County is expected to…

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California commentary: Amtrak Comes to Vacaville and maybe Marfa!

Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. His columns appear here occasionally.…

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California: Fairfield-Vacaville train station nears completion

By Staff, Daily Republic; November 7, 2017 FAIRFIELD — All aboard Monday as the new Capitol Corridor station on Vanden…

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