Three Reasons to Love Capitol Corridor in 2015!
With more riders and continued excellence in on-time performance, 2014 was a great year for Capitol Corridor. But, we’re even more excited about what’s in store for the New Year. Here are some big reasons to love Capitol Corridor in 2015!
New Fare Deals
Capitol Corridor is committed to making travel on our route as easy and affordable as possible. In the first half of the year, you’ll see a number of fare discount offers that will save you money. Seniors will enjoy special midweek savings, and small group travel will be a lot easier on the wallet, especially on the weekends. We’ll also be continuing many of our venue and event-specific discounts to places like Levi’s Stadium and the Oakland Coliseum. Now this is something to be excited about, so stay tuned!
Over the last couple of years, the number of Capitol Corridor passengers using bicycle power to get to or from the train station has grown by leaps and bounds. Because you asked for better bike access, we implemented a plan in 2014 to improve bicycle access and increase onboard storage. The plan also calls for electronic bike lockers, or eLockers, at 13 Capitol Corridor stations. Starting in the spring of this year, bicyclists will have access to any available e-locker by using a reloadable payment card. Unlike conventional lockers that people rent for an extended period of time – and thus pay for regardless of whether they use it – the eLockers will be “shared”, and bicyclists will be charged minimal rates only for the time they use. We’re excited about eLockers because you will now have the option of riding your bike to work or play without having to bring it on the train.
Big Step Forward for Sacramento to Roseville Expansion
The Sacramento to Roseville 3rd Track Project, which is designed to increase Capitol Corridor train service to and from Roseville from one to 10 daily round trips by 2020, is on track to reach a major milestone in November 2015. At that time, the Capitol Corridor Board will have the opportunity to certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), a document that outlines the potential environmental impacts and mitigations associated with construction and ongoing operation of the service. Assuming Board certification, the next step will be to fund the final design and construction so that we can implement the service by 2020 or sooner, and people in the Sacramento region can enjoy greater transportation choices, less traffic, and cleaner air!
Embrace Your Inner Foodie for Oakland Restaurant Week
Oakland Restaurant week is back for 2015, starting Thursday, January 15 through Sunday, January 25! This 10-day event gives food lovers and adventurers an opportunity to experience Oakland’s diverse culinary scene by offering fixed-price lunches or dinners for $20, $30, or $40. Locals and Bay Area visitors alike are invited to dine at any of the 75 or more participating restaurants to enjoy fine foods and fun atmosphere. Visit www.oaklandrestaurantweek.org for a list of participating restaurants and menus.
Regular Weekday Service on January 19 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
All trains and buses will operate on the regular weekday schedule on Monday, January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.