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Welcome to the SO.CA.TA webpage

The following SO.CA.TA Board members were elected at our December 9th  meeting:

  • President- Mark Strickert
  • Vice President- Perias Pillay
  • Treasurer- Dana Gabbard
  • Secretary- HughJohn Malanaphy

Charles Hobbs was appointed as Newsletter Editor. Andy Novak continues as Archivist.

Our booth at the 80th anniversary celebration of Los Angeles Union Station on Saturday May 4th was a great success. We were mentioned in advance coverage of the event by the Los Angeles Downtown News. Richard Morallo of Metro posted a video on YouTube of the event that shows our booth at 1:37.

SB-742 regarding Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach services which we supported was signed by Governor Newsom Oct. 8, 2019.

The Los Angeles Downtown News quoted Treasurer Dana Gabbard regarding proposed rail service reductions by LA Metro