Capitol Corridor News – September 24, 2010
1.Â Message to Riders
2.Â Oakland Jack London Parking Garage Now Open
3.Â Kids Ride Free Ends October
4.Â Rail Safety Month
5.Â Tailgate Trains
1. Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Managing Director David Kutrosky’s Latest “Message to Riders” Now Available
Each quarter, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) Managing Director David Kutrosky publishes his Message to Riders to let Capitol Corridor passengers know about significant issues affecting our service.Â In this issue, David keeps you up-to-date about our summertime performance, shares “Tips for Riders” to help your train experiences go smoother, provides rail safety information and includes the latest on the CCJPA’s application for federal funding.Â Copies of David’s latest message are available on our trains and at staffed stations.
View an electronic version of the Message to Riders.Â
2. Oakland Parking Garage Now Open!
The long-awaited parking structure at the Capitol Corridor/Amtrak Oakland Jack London Square Station opened on Monday, August 30.
According to Amtrak, the parking fees for the first hour is $1.25 and each additional half hour is $1.25 up to $13.00 daily maximum.Â There is a special rate of $6.00 for those that arrive between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. and leave before 7 p.m.Â
A monthly rate is also available at $85.00 per month (drivers can call 414-227-0114 to purchase a monthly parking pass).Â
Â 3. Kids Ride Free on Weekends Offer Ends October 31
We’re reminding families that our special Kids Ride Free on Weekends (Friday’s too!) offer will end October 31.Â This offer is valid for two (2) free kids (ages 2-15) rail fares when accompanied by a paid regular (full) fare adult. Use this discount as an opportunity to check out the annual “Pumpkins in the Park” in San Jose in Guadalupe Park/Discovery Meadow (adjacent to the Childrenâ€™s Discovery Museum) on Saturday, October 9. This event features a huge pumpkin patch, lots of kidsâ€™ activities, a youth concert and best of all, admission is free! For details visit Pumpkins in the ParkÂ online. When purchasing your train tickets, please refer to discount code V360. You can find more information about this discount at kidsridefree.org
4. September is “Rail Safety Month
California lawmakers have designated September as “Rail Safety Month” and to help build awareness about rail safety, CCJPA teamed up with Amtrak, Union Pacific Railroad, Caltrans Division of Rail and Operation Lifesaver staff to sponsor a media event in Sacramento earlier this month.Â
The event featured Senator Carol Liu, who wrote the bill to deem September as Rail Safety month.Â Joining the Senator was Caltrans Deputy Director Martin Tuttle and Robin Potter (pictured here), a rail safety advocate and mother of a teen who died when playing on railroad tracks near his home. Safety and security are top priorities for the CCJPA.Â
Since the very first Rail Safety month was declared in 2009, rail trespassing incidents on Capitol Corridor trains decreased 58% compared to the prior year. A list of rail safety tips are published in the latest Message to Riders and can be viewed on Operation Lifesaver’s site.
5. Hop On Board Capitol Corridor’s Raider Rally Trains & Party with the KTKZ Crew!
Once again, Sacramento radio station KTKZ is hosting this season’s Raider Rally Trains. Hop aboard train 729 at the station in Downtown Sacramento (401 I Street at 5th Street) at 9:10am and hang out with the KTKZ crew all the way to the Coliseum.Â You can hop aboard earlier in Auburn or later in Davis, check out our schedules page for exact departure times. Here’s your chance to win great prizes, get some grub in the Cafe Car and enjoy travel made simple. Plus, you’ll save on parking and gas.
Join us for the following games:
Sunday, October 3 vs. Texans
Sunday, October 10 vs. Chargers
Sunday, November 7 vs. Chiefs
To return back to Sacramento, you can catch Capitol Corridor trains departing from the Coliseum at 5:09pm (train 742) and 6:34pm (train 744).
Save 25% on your train trip to Raiders home games check our website for discount details!