Discussion of the Condition of Passenger Rail in California

On Wednesday June 24th, Mr. Paul Dyson, President of Rail Passengers Association of California (Railpac) spoke at a conference in Room 106 Wurster Hall, U.C. Berkeley, that was attended by members of the Berkeley faculty as well as by environmental design students and local rail advocates. During the session Mr. Dyson shared his impressions of California's current passenger rail situation including in particular its high-speed rail program, and discussed the prospects of attracting additional transportation funding from Washington. The session, co-sponsored by RailPAC, SaveMuni and the Bay Area Transportation Working Group, evoked both challenging questions and a spirited discussion.