Amtrak touts Vallejo as a noteworthy ...

Amtrak touts Vallejo as a noteworthy destination

There are 24 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Jun 20, 2010, titled Amtrak touts Vallejo as a noteworthy destination. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

Officials of Vallejo's main booster organizations said they were pleasantly surprised to learn Friday that Amtrak California has launched a marketing campaign which specifically touts Vallejo as a destination.

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Really

San Francisco, CA

#1 Jun 20, 2010
It will never happen. Vallejo city leaders cannot think about more than one thing at a time. Plus, this is a great project for Vallejo, so they will fight amongst each other and turn it down for a poor reason.

Amtrak should save their money and take the train to a city that cares.
lime green

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Jun 20, 2010
The future is in the rail system. Train to Calistoga and a boat to SF puts Vallejo on the map again.
Really

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jun 20, 2010
lime green wrote:
The future is in the rail system. Train to Calistoga and a boat to SF puts Vallejo on the map again.
hahahaahah, who are you kidding? Vallejo on the map? Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaw ahahhahahahahahah

Don't hold your breath, you will pass out, hahahahahaahhhhahahah Vallejo on the map?

Chit, I fell out of my chair, ahahahahahaahaha, side hurts from laughing, ahhahahahaah

Maybe the GHETTO Map
Uhmm

Vallejo, CA

#4 Jun 20, 2010
Really wrote:
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hahahaahah, who are you kidding? Vallejo on the map? Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaw ahahhahahahahahah
Don't hold your breath, you will pass out, hahahahahaahhhhahahah Vallejo on the map?
Chit, I fell out of my chair, ahahahahahaahaha, side hurts from laughing, ahhahahahaah
Maybe the GHETTO Map
Haahhhahhah, MEASURE A PASSED, Blaaaaaaww, ahhhhhh, Kurt Henke is gone, HeeeeHehehhe, Riley is outta the picture, Heeehhhehhhahh Vallejo declared bankruptcy, Hahhhahhh lots of cities are in the same financial mess as Vallejo, Hahahhhahhhahh "Change is so a comin."
GEE

Palo Alto, CA

#5 Jun 20, 2010
lime green wrote:
The future is in the rail system. Train to Calistoga and a boat to SF puts Vallejo on the map again.
Finally a clear thinker. Thank you for your open mind.
Where are all you "Green Thinkers" who want to move our city forward? Not an original, doable thought out there?

To those that cannot stay on topic and continue to throw-up the same old same old, you need to move on instead of BWAWAWA.
SeanB

Downey, CA

#6 Jun 20, 2010
As long as all visitors stay on the east side of town they will be alright!
VtownBeatdown

San Jose, CA

#7 Jun 20, 2010
So Vallejo will be a short stop to some place that's good? Why would anyone get off in Vallejo? The only thing Vallejo has is the Theme park. Maybe we could have a shuttle to the park if people.want to use the train.
Peewee the enraged -t-urd

Benicia, CA

#8 Jun 20, 2010
Clearly there are still enraged (t)urds at the passage of Measure A. I keep reading about the need for revenue why all of a sudden is Vallejo not worth bringing in new revenue?
jds vuvuzela chorus

Vallejo, CA

#9 Jun 20, 2010
jd, i'm watching the world cup and the horns remind me of your endless bawling into the wind! priceless!
jds flop n flip out

Vallejo, CA

#10 Jun 20, 2010
Peewee the enraged -t-urd wrote:
Clearly there are still enraged (t)urds at the passage of Measure A. I keep reading about the need for revenue why all of a sudden is Vallejo not worth bringing in new revenue?
so you are for new revenue now?
The Citizens Win

Vallejo, CA

#11 Jun 20, 2010
Just to be clear: the train isn't coming to Vallejo, but people who get off in Martinez have the option of taking an Amtrak motor-coach which will apparently stop in Vallejo on its way up the valley.

It would be great to get passenger train service in Vallejo, but I don't see that happening in our lifetimes. A weekend excursion train that went from Mare Island up to Yountville would be a good start, but this too is wishful thinking.
Really

San Francisco, CA

#12 Jun 20, 2010
Uhmm wrote:
<quoted text>Haahhhahhah, MEASURE A PASSED, Blaaaaaaww, ahhhhhh, Kurt Henke is gone, HeeeeHehehhe, Riley is outta the picture, Heeehhhehhhahh Vallejo declared bankruptcy, Hahhhahhh lots of cities are in the same financial mess as Vallejo, Hahahhhahhhahh "Change is so a comin."
And how much did it cost you?$$$$$$$$$ Who is laughing now, sucker.
GEE

Palo Alto, CA

#13 Jun 20, 2010
The Citizens Win wrote:
It would be great to get passenger train service in Vallejo, but I don't see that happening in our lifetimes. A weekend excursion train that went from Mare Island up to Yountville would be a good start, but this too is wishful thinking.
Everything that would lift us from this funk could be considered wishful thinking, yet it would be possible. There are working tracks in use right now that feed from AC to Fairfield to ship wine and other goods. The tracks running from the upper North Bay to Napa are in use, the so called Wine Train. Why can we not think beyond and out of the box?

I know that AmTrak bus service is running from Martinez to Vallejo and beyond, I see it occasionally on 780. There must be powerful forces behind the idea that it is not worthwhile to run a train from Vallejo to Calistoga. Let's remove the excisting tracks and scrap them because ....? Did not work that well for us when the tracks were removed from Oakland leading over the Bay Bridge to S.F. That action left motorists idling their engines and pollute the air as they slowly inch their way to S.F., to this day! This time around we will not be able to blame GM, but ourselves because we just can't see the benefit of having another mode of transportation available.
SilasBarnabe

Vallejo, CA

#14 Jun 20, 2010
Really wrote:
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And how much did it cost you?$$$$$$$$$ Who is laughing now, sucker.
At least we have something to show for the money spent, three BK court victories, the latestn was last Tuesday, and BA has gone by bey.

http://www.ibvallejo.com/docs/6_15_10_ibew_cb...

How long do you suppose it is before the city has to throw in the towel and ask Judge McManus to shred the VPOA, CAMP, and IAFF contracts?
Really

San Francisco, CA

#15 Jun 20, 2010
SilasBarnabe wrote:
<quoted text>At least we have something to show for the money spent, three BK court victories, the latestn was last Tuesday, and BA has gone by bey.
http://www.ibvallejo.com/docs/6_15_10_ibew_cb...
How long do you suppose it is before the city has to throw in the towel and ask Judge McManus to shred the VPOA, CAMP, and IAFF contracts?
Vallejo has spent over 5 million just in attorney fees. You people are stupid and crazy. No wonder Vallejo is so Ghetto and poor. Enjoy your filthy city called Vallejo, city of crime and dirty streets.
Native Vallejoan

Vallejo, CA

#16 Jun 20, 2010
I'm scratching my head over the content of this article. I used to see Amtrak busses in Vallejo since at least 95 when I used to drive for Vallejo Transit. The Amtrak busses would drop off at the Grayhound terminal in South Vallejo. So I'm wondering if this article is supposed to be new news or is Amtrak finally promoting the service of their shuttle busses? Personally, I wouldn't park my car overnight anywhere near So. Vallejo. I'd rather leave my car at the Martinez train station than risk my life and my vehicle at the Curtola Park & Ride.
Native Vallejoan

Vallejo, CA

#17 Jun 20, 2010
Sorry about the second posting but I just remembered that Amtrak stops in Suisun City at a very nice terminal. A very good and safe alternative to Vallejo's potential stop.
LakeHermanLurker

United States

#18 Jun 20, 2010
Why not have a Vallejo crime tour?
Really

San Francisco, CA

#19 Jun 20, 2010
LakeHermanLurker wrote:
Why not have a Vallejo crime tour?
Train Robberies would start up again. They rob "everything" in Vallejo.
Whoo hoo

Vallejo, CA

#20 Jun 20, 2010
Really wrote:
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And how much did it cost you?$$$$$$$$$ Who is laughing now, sucker.
Not as much as it's going to cost you when we lay you off and you cant find another city that is hiring!

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