Rail Advocacy

California Passenger Rail Summit – April 28-29, 2015, Sacramento, California

Representatives from many agencies participated in the recent California Passenger Rail Summit, an annual advocacy event aimed to raise the awareness of the benefits of California’s passenger rail network. Passenger rail officials, rail advocates, elected officials, planning and land use officials and staff convened to celebrate the success of California’s passenger rail services and to strategize for our future. The event brought together all interested parties to help develop advocacy strategies that will form partnerships across California between passenger rail agencies and communities to educate local, state, and federal agencies on the need for a funding program to support passenger rail.

At the summit, participants discussed the above challenges and explored ways to improve the state’s passenger rail services to meet the needs of our passengers and the communities these trains serve. We are pleased to share several of the presentations from the summit.

For more information about the California Passenger Rail Summit, please visit the website – www.californiapassengerrailsummit.com

2015 California Passenger Rail Summit Presentations

Download the 2014 California’s Intercity Passenger Rail Program Brochure – Connecting Cities, Connecting Regions, Connecting People

California Passenger Rail Leadership Advocacy Forum- April 11, 2013

On April 11, 2013, many agencies participated in the California Passenger Rail Leadership Advocacy Forum, an inaugural event aimed to raise the awareness of the benefits of California’s passenger rail network. Below are several presentations given during the 2013 event.

Cause for Celebration

Capitol Corridor recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. View the Cause for Celebration brochure which outlines the economic benefits Capitol Corridor brings to the communities we serve.

California Intercity Rail: Keeping a Success Story On Track

This video showcases the successes of the State of California’s 18-year investment in passenger rail, featuring the Capitol Corridor, Pacific Surfliner, and San Joaquin rail lines.