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.
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.
Capitol Corridor’s Rob Padgette has had a busy few months since assuming the role of Managing Director in July 2019. While he can often be spotted on the train,
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Yesterday, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, California voters rejected Proposition 6 which would have repealed a gasoline tax increase that went into effect in November 2017 through the enactment of the Road Repair and Accountability Act, or Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), in April 2017. The proceeds from SB 1 provide approximately $5 billion a year for road and transportation projects.
More Message to Riders: Voters Reject Prop 6 Gas Tax Repeal, Paving Way for Progress on Key Capitol Corridor Projects