Last Thursday, May 14, bicyclists throughout the Sacramento region came together on the steps of the Capitol to celebrate Bike Month at the annual BikeFest. Biking intersects transportation, health, and the environment; as a result the event offered a variety of exhibits including biking and walking advocacy groups, public transit, and sustainable food and wellness services. More 2015 Capitol BikeFest Recap
Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time for an outing on Capitol Corridor, especially with our Take 5 offer, good all three days of the long holiday weekend – Saturday, Sunday, and Memorial Day Monday! With the purchase of one full fare ticket, you can bring up to five other people for only $5 per person, each way.
Here are our top five suggestions for fun trips with Take 5. More Top 5 “Take 5” Picks for Memorial Day Weekend
The stretch of the Capitol Corridor route between Martinez and Davis is one of the prettiest, and just looking out the window it’s easy to see that nature is alive and well here. Most passengers never experience this first-hand though as they zip past the Suisun/Fairfield station on the way to Davis and Sacramento to the east, or Bay Area destinations to the west. More Exploring the Suisun Marsh from the Suisun City/Fairfield Station
On the eve of the 2015 California Passenger Rail Summit held in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 29, the 150-plus attendees had the opportunity to network with peers and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the California State Railroad Museum. The reception tied together the past, present, and future of train travel by showcasing Amtrak’s newest state-of-art locomotive coming online in the next few years alongside the museum’s impressive collection of restored rail cars and locomotives dating from the mid-1800s. Following is a selection of photos from the April 28 reception. Click here to access more information about the summit, including each of the presentations. More 2015 California Passenger Rail Summit Recap
Now that Bike Month is here, you might be considering taking your bicycle on the train. After all, bikes and trains are a match made in heaven, right? Ok, you’re probably thinking, “Whoever said that obviously takes their bike on the train all the time.” It’s true that bikes and trains are a great combo, but when you’re trying it for the very first time (or even the first few times!), it can be a little intimidating – we get it. Take it from a non-bike riding Capitol Corridor employee who tried it for the first time just a few weeks ago. It was a great experience, but like anything new, it’s a little hard at first and takes some time getting used to. See our tips for newbies who want to experience the fun of taking their two-wheeler on the train: