CC Rail Mail: Positive Train Control, Free Weekend BART Tickets, July Picks and more!

Philip Krayna CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

Countdown to Positive Train Control

The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) is pleased to announce that we are set to achieve an important safety milestone. During the week of July 16, our train operator (Amtrak) and host railroad (Union Pacific), will begin field testing Positive Train Control, or PTC, to ensure that this important safety technology operates in compliance with federal rules and regulations. If the testing proceeds without significant operational issues, PTC will be launched on a few select Capitol Corridor trains during the week of July 23.


Just for Summer!


Free Weekend BART Tickets Available On Board for #SummerinSF

Thinking about making a day trip to San Francisco? One of the easiest and fastest ways to get into the City is by connecting from the Capitol Corridor to BART, which provides frequent service to downtown San Francisco. To make this connection even easier, we’ve partnered with BART to give you a FREE round-trip BART ticket for weekend travel through July 29 while supplies last. Find out how to get your FREE Weekend BART tix!

Davis Sheakespeare

Davis Shakespeare Festival & Other Picks for July Fun Along the Capitol Corridor

With Independence Day festivities now in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start planning for the rest of July! We’ve done the research for you in our latest blog post highlighting events and activities taking place this month along the Capitol Corridor, including the Davis Shakespeare Festival presenting two great productions at the Veterans’ Memorial Center Theatre Thursdays through Sundays. Start planning your July!

Multi-Ride Fares to Increase July 16

On Monday, July 16, the fares for Capitol Corridor’s multiride tickets (45-day and monthly) will increase by 2%. This fare increase represents the third (and last) 2% multi-ride ticket fare increase as part of the CCJPA’s three-year fare increase outlined in our Business Plan. The fare charts on the Capitol Corridor website will be updated soon.