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Railroad Museum to Debut All-New Exhibit Titled Fast Tracks: The World of High-Speed Rail on 11/20

Railroad Museum to Debut All-New Exhibit Titled Fast Tracks: The World of High-Speed Rail on 11/20

The California State Railroad Museum is proud to debut an all-new, interactive exhibit titled Fast Tracks: The World of High-Speed Rail on Friday, November 20, 2015. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a high-speed train simulator with interactive controls and a digital projector that will allow museum guests to simulate the experience of piloting a modern high-speed train. Museum guests will also have the unique opportunity to board a life-size mockup of a high-speed train to experience the point-of-view of a passenger and learn more about the technology that makes it happen. In addition, the exhibit will include interactive maps that show high-speed rail throughout the world, video elements, and models and representations of differing approaches to high-speed rail design.

The new exhibit is aimed at helping museum visitors gain a better understanding of the history of high-speed rail throughout the world, and explores the following themes:  

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks (State Parks) has unveiled its specialized vehicle license plate "ParksPLATE”.

The design of the plate features California’s official tree, the California redwood. Proceeds from the sale and annual renewal of the plate will provide an ongoing funding source for the restoration and preservation of state parks across California.

State Parks officials unveiled the specialized plate at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park where some of the most extensive restorations since a major reconstruction effort in the 1890s are currently underway. Plate sales will support restoration projects like this one and help the department restore and preserve California’s state park system.

Yellow Cab of Sacramento, Berg Injury Lawyers partner to offer free Halloween rides home

Yellow Cab of Sacramento, Berg Injury Lawyers partner to offer free Halloween rides home

Yellow Cab of Sacramento is partnering with Berg Injury Lawyers to offer free, safe rides home on Halloween night for people in downtown/midtown Sacramento.

Halloween has become a particularly dangerous night for both motorists and pedestrians. Because of the high number of drunk drivers on the roads and the increased presence of children out trick-or-treating, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advises impaired motorists to use sober ride programs and other transportation alternatives.

Surge pricing will likely be prevalent by ride-sharing companies on Halloween night. However, through Berg’s “Sober Free Cab Ride Home Program,” Halloween revelers can hail a Yellow Cab for free by calling 444-2222 or using the new Curb App. Visit www.yellowcabsacramento.com  to download the Curb App.

Cooper's Ride Share DMV Pull Notice Bill Sent to Governor

Cooper's Ride Share DMV Pull Notice Bill Sent to Governor

A bill sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D - Elk Grove) that would require ride sharing services to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicle Pull Notice program was sent to Governor Jerry Brown August 31.

Assembly Bill 1422 would require services such as Uber and Lyft to enroll all of its drivers in the DMV's pull notice program. That program automatically notifies employers when an enrolled participant is involved in an accident, convicted of DUI, or any other actions taken against their driving privileges... Read More

Regional Transit Rolling Out 'Blue Carpet' For Grand Opening of CRC Blue Line Station

Regional Transit Rolling Out 'Blue Carpet' For Grand Opening of CRC Blue Line Station

Sacramento Regional Transit will be rolling out the Blue Carpet this Sunday and Monday to mark the grand opening of the long awaited Blue Line extension to Cosumnes River College (CRC). 

On Sunday festivities will be held at CRC from noon to 5 p.m. and will feature preview rides between the new station and the Meadowview Station, food trucks, live entertainment and kids activities. The activities will be held on the east side of the CRC campus near the Bruceville Road entrance. ... Read More

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit Plus Offers Free Admission to Music Festival Badge Holders

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit Plus Offers Free Admission to Music Festival Badge Holders

Coinciding with the 42nd Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive.  In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission to the Railroad Museum given it is an official musical venue for the special event.

Inside the Museum, visitors will be treated to entertaining jazz musicians in the Roundhouse throughout the holiday weekend, May 23-25, 2015.  And, guests who choose to take a lovely six-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion train ride along the levees of the Sacramento River will also be entertained on board by talented banjo performers from the Sacramento Banjo Band.   

Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley

Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley

Sacramento’s historic street cars

It’s here! On Tuesday is the East Sacramento Preservation Speaker Series—William Burg, history of the Sacramento trolley system. Come March 31, 6:00 PM Clunie Club House 602 Alhambra Blvd. Bill will discuss our historic trolley car system that ran through Sacramento and the challenges of bringing it back.

We guarantee raffle winners of Bill’s Sacramento history books. Including Sacramento’s Street Cars, and Midtown Sacramento-Creative Soul of the City... Read More