Many of our favorite late-summer events in Northern California were postponed or canceled due to the COVID pandemic. Fortunately, technology is on our side, and a variety of fun activities are still being held online for everyone to enjoy safely. Though a train trip won’t be required to reach these virtual destinations, we encourage you to support these organizations and partners along our route by checking out their online events.
In an effort to provide convenient and safe participation opportunities in the South Bay Connect project, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) is offering a second live Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. More South Bay Connect Hosts Second Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, August 5
On Monday, August 3, 2020, at 12:00 am, road closures on Centennial Boulevard and Stars and Stripes Drive will go into effect.
These closures are in place for the pre-construction and construction of Related Santa Clara, a new mixed-use urban center. Construction is set to last from 2021 to 2023 and Centennial Boulevard and Stars and Stripes Drive will be closed until further notice.
Vehicles traveling eastbound can access the Santa Clara Great America Train Station via a new exit ramp. All traffic leaving the Great America Train Station area will exit northbound on the new temporary road. The new exit ramp will also have a multiuse path for two-way bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
If you want to learn more about the project and construction, please visit the Related Santa Clara project website, where you can also sign up for updates and notifications.
As we collectively battle a health crisis around the world that has taken half a million lives and caused the loss of millions of jobs, the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Aubery, and Breonna Taylor, and many others, remind us that countless people are also fighting a battle against systemic racism that has been ongoing for too many years.
We cannot and will not be silent on this matter.
We at the Capitol Corridor believe that Black Lives Matter. We stand against racism and stand in solidarity with Black people against the injustices they have experienced due to the color of their skin.
The Capitol Corridor exists to connect the people of Northern California across its diverse communities and beyond with safe, reliable, and convenient transportation. Our community of riders reflects the diversity of our region, and our service would not be what it is without all that our riders bring to us. We are grateful for, and appreciate the opportunity to serve you.
It is our responsibility to our riders, colleagues, families, friends, and members of the communities we serve to find ways to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our industry, now and into the future. We are committed to making a difference, and our staff will meet regularly to identify and implement actions that we can take to fight racism and give voice to Black people.
We know train travel is a necessity for some, and an adventure for others, and we are always working on how we can make everyone feel welcome and safe on their journey.
We are listening and learning, and we are committed to actively working for change. And we will aim to lift up others in all we do, and fight for a brighter future together.
Oakland, CA – The Managing Director of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), Rob Padgette, was elected Chair of the State-Amtrak Intercity Passenger Rail Committee (SAIPRC) on June 24, 2020.