Both Bill Bronte of CalTrans and Anthony Chapa of Amtrak mentioned a piece about the upcoming delivery of “Comet” Cars. These cars were previously used by New Jersey Transit and will most likely be on the San Joaquin by Labor Day 2012. This, in the interim, will increase train lengths and provide a benefit for both the Capitol Corridor as well as the San Joaquin.
The rest of the minutes can be found HERE.
I find it VERY interesting that Comet cars would be relocated to California, and that there will be the reintroduction of single-level service on routes like the Capital Corridor and San Joaquins again. History repeating itself??