April 26 Update from Managing Director, Rob Padgette

April 26, 2021

Dear Riders,

Over the past several weeks, two words have been on my mind: optimism and vigilance.

Optimism because COVID-19 cases and vaccinations are trending in all the right directions. As counties along our route move into less restrictive tiers, we expect to see, and have been seeing, more people getting back on the train for work, school, and leisure trips. More April 26 Update from Managing Director, Rob Padgette

Join Us Online for “Corridor Conversations” with Managing Director, Rob Padgette

September 4, 2020

Zoom into our virtual “Corridor Conversations” with Managing Director, Rob Padgette, and Deputy Director, Leo Sanchez. They will provide an update on Capitol Corridor service and ridership, as well as protocols we’ve implemented to maintain health and safety during COVID-19. You will also hear about the status of some of our current projects and have an opportunity to ask questions.

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We Stand Against Racism

July 27, 2020

Dear Riders,

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.

Yours sincerely,