At the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority’s (CCJPA) Board of Directors meeting on November 18, 2020, Don Saylor was elected to be next Board Chair. Director Saylor will assume this role from current Chair, Rebecca Saltzman, beginning on January 1, 2021.
“The Capitol Corridor train has been a game changing intercity passenger rail service for the residents of Yolo County and our region. Being a part of its Board has been tremendously rewarding and a constant reminder of the importance of trains to my family,” said Saylor, who worked as a track maintenance section hand in the 1970s. “I am humbled to be given this opportunity to expand upon Chair Saltzman’s outstanding leadership and look forward to working with staff and fellow Board members to guide the Capitol Corridor through the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”
“As I transition out of my leadership role during these exceptionally difficult times,” added Chair Saltzman, “I do so with full confidence that Director Saylor’s years of public service, experience, and leadership will be instrumental in ensuring that Capitol Corridor continues to be a safe and reliable transportation option for travelers in Northern California.”
In addition to serving on the CCJPA Board, Saylor is the District 2 Supervisor for Yolo County, a region that includes the cities of Davis and Winters, the campus of the University of California at Davis, and the farmland of southwestern Yolo County.
He also served as Mayor and City Council Member for Davis from 2004 to 2010, and from 1995 to 2003, he was a Trustee of the Davis Joint Unified School District. His professional public service spans 40 years and includes administrative, planning, and analytical positions in both local and state government.
Saylor has served on the CCJPA Board of Directors since September 2016.
About CCJPA and the Capitol Corridor®
Managed by the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), the Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service connecting the most economically vibrant urban centers in Northern California – from Sacramento to Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. With free Wi-Fi on board, Capitol Corridor trains provide a convenient, reliable, and comfortable alternative to the congested I-80, I-680, and I-880 freeways for over 1.5 million work and leisure travelers every year.