Travel Green With Capitol Corridor
This Earth Day, we are excited to introduce a new section of our website highlighting what makes Capitol Corridor green. Capitol Corridor has a higher occupancy rate during commute hours than cars, making it more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. And the more people who ride, the greener it gets! Learn more about what makes Capitol Corridor green with our environmental infographic, and connect with nature by checking out some trails you can access along our route. With our new Carbon Footprint Calculator, you’ll also be able to compare the environmental costs of traveling by car with taking the Capitol Corridor train. You can now view our Green Travel page at www.capitolcorridor.org/green-travel.
Emeryville Parking Closing for Construction
Starting this Sunday, April 26, the parking lot at Emeryville will be closed for approximately one year due to the construction of a new office building and parking garage. Up to 125 parking spaces will be provided in the Terraces parking garage at 5855 Horton Street, which is adjacent to the station. As before, passengers will receive free validated parking by returning to the train station and requesting both a parking pass and access card from the station agent. Read more.
Southbound 680 Marina Vista/Waterfront Rd. Exit to Close Through October 2015
On Monday, April 27, 2015, Caltrans will close the southbound off-ramp from Interstate 680 to Marina Vista/Waterfront Rd. The closure will remain in effect until October 2015 while the contractor removes the old off-ramp structure and builds a new structure. Passengers trying to access the Martinez station from the I-680 southbound exit will need to detour to the Arthur Rd. exit, which is about one mile away from the Marina Vista off-ramp. For more information about the project, please visit Caltran’s website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/680mococo/.
Tickets on Sale for Tour de Cluck in Davis
Chickens and bikes are an unlikely pair, but they’re a perfect match in Davis! During the annual Tour de Cluck event, hundreds of people ride their bikes through the city, visiting creative coops and learning about animal husbandry and food independence. Capitol Corridor is a proud partner of this year’s Tour de Cluck event being held on Saturday, May 30. Tickets are on sale now, so don’t miss out on all the fowl-frolicking fun! Kids under 10 attend for free, and are sure to enjoy playing with their feathered friends. Join the eggstravaganza and bring the family along with our Take 5 for Weekends offer, where one person pays the full fare and can take up to 5 others for only $5 each. Hop on board with your bikes for an easy way to get to the event.
Top 5 Picks for a Take 5 Weekend
Need ideas for where Take 5 can take you this weekend? We’ve chosen a few events happening along the Capitol Corridor route that are perfect for bringing along friends and family!
Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival
Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Get your dance on at Jack London Square this Saturday for a day of fabulous rhythm and fun! This free festival features a variety of performances from local dance studios ranging from jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and more, as well as workshops and demonstrations.
Sabado del Arte!
Saturday, April 25, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Join the Latino Art Museum, MACLA, for a free family art day at the Parque de Los Pobladores in San Jose! Hop on the light rail at the San Jose station and take a short walk to reach the park and fun activities.
Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, April 26
Fans of anime, cartoons, and comics won’t want to miss out on the exciting panels and special events at Kraken Con this weekend! The convention will take place at the Oakland Convention Center, only a 15 minute walk from Jack London station.
Children’s Creativity Museum
Sunday, April 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In celebration of Earth Day, the Children’s Creativity Museum is hosting a day of earth-friendly activities to inspire kids to be creative and environmentally conscious! The museum is right next to the Moscone Center bus stop in San Francisco.
Pyramid Brewery Beer-Infused Cupcake Competition
Sunday, April 26, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Do you enjoy creative baking challenges? You could help choose the winner of the cupcake competition by sampling beer-infused cupcakes at Pyramid Brewery in Berkeley this Sunday. Tickets are $15 and will be donated to Ales for Autism in honor of Autism Awareness Month.
Rider Tip: Ask Your Employer About Commuter Benefits
We all know the environmental benefits of taking the train, but did you know that it could save you money as well? Bay Area employers with 50 or more full-time employees are required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees. These benefits may include transit subsidies or the exclusion of transit costs from your taxable income. Ask your employer about the benefits they offer. For more information about the Commuter Benefits Program in the Bay Area, visit https://commuterbenefits.511.org/. For information about commuter benefits in the Sacramento region, visit www.sacregioncommuterclub.org.