Capitol Corridor Launches Environmental Review for South Bay Connect Project

June 29, 2020

Working toward a shorter, more direct route between Oakland and San Jose

Oakland, CA – On Monday, June 29, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) officially launched the environmental review process for South Bay Connect with a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Online Public Scoping Meeting. CCJPA is the lead agency for this process required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 

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Face Coverings Required on the Capitol Corridor Starting Monday, May 11

May 7, 2020

Effective Monday, May 11, all Capitol Corridor passengers must wear a mask or face covering while using the service. This is in compliance with the nationwide requirement implemented by Amtrak, Capitol Corridor’s operating partner. Amtrak issued a press release about this requirement on May 7, 2020. Many counties along the Capitol Corridor route also require face coverings to be worn in public.  More Face Coverings Required on the Capitol Corridor Starting Monday, May 11

Sacramento Valley Station Improvements Will Advance with $3.4 Million Transit and Intercity Capital Program Funding Award

April 23, 2020

The project will connect Capitol Corridor riders to Sacramento’s future Railyards Plaza

On April 21, 2020, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) learned that a project to connect the Sacramento Valley Station to the future Railyards Plaza on the station’s north side was awarded $3.4 million in funding as part of the California State Transportation Agency’s (CalSTA) Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP). More Sacramento Valley Station Improvements Will Advance with $3.4 Million Transit and Intercity Capital Program Funding Award

Capitol Corridor Joins #SoundTheHorn to Honor All Essential Workers

April 15, 2020

Coalition of transportation agencies join in solidarity to honor heroic workers across the region by giving two horn blasts at 12:00 p.m. PT

The Capitol Corridor and Amtrak are joining other regional train, bus, and ferry operators to participate in #SoundTheHorn – a coordinated effort to simultaneously sound their vehicle horns at 12 p.m. PT on Thursday, April 16, to honor heroic transportation and other essential workers across the country. More Capitol Corridor Joins #SoundTheHorn to Honor All Essential Workers

Stimulus Bill Would Provide the Capitol Corridor with Emergency Funds after Sharp Ridership Declines Due to COVID-19

March 26, 2020

OAKLAND, CA – On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Senate passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill that would provide Amtrak, the Capitol Corridor’s operating partner, with approximately $1B in financial support. Of that $1B stimulus bill, a minimum of $239M would be targeted at state-supported services, with includes the Capitol Corridor. The package needs to be approved by Congress and signed by the President. More Stimulus Bill Would Provide the Capitol Corridor with Emergency Funds after Sharp Ridership Declines Due to COVID-19