"Pacific Coast Commuter Railroads is about the newest form of rail passenger services to be created in North America. From San Diego to Vancouver, British Columbia, and all the way to Anchorage, Alaska, these new systems offer a solution to pollution, congestion and high gasoline prices.
Take a ride on the Coaster in San Diego, the MetroLink in Los Angeles, Amtrak's Surfliner Rail to Rail in Southern California, San Francisco's Caltrain, the Altamont Commuter Express between San Jose and Stockton, Amtrak's Capitol Corridor between San Jose and Sacramento, the Sounder in Seattle and the West Coast Express in Vancouver. Also read about the new Tri-Met service in Portland scheduled to start in September, 2008; and the anticipated service for Anchorage Alaska.
Includes maps, timetables and passenger statistics, where available. Rail fans, modelers, transportation planners, and folks living in the new rail service areas will find this book useful for travel, transit planning, modeling and new levels of knowledge about passenger rail service."