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
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.
We have taken a support position on SB-742 regarding Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach services, joining the Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada (RailPAC). This would lift a prohibition against using the services unless the trip includes train travel. A letter of support has been submitted to the California legislature.
Links to information on the bill and its status:
The Los Angeles Downtown News quoted Treasurer Dana Gabbard regarding proposed rail service reductions by LA Metro