Green Travel

It’s easy being green when you ride the Capitol Corridor. Take a look at a few of the things that make Capitol Corridor the environmentally friendly choice – including energy efficiency, reduced emissions, and a sustainable approach to all aspects of train operation.

Renewable Diesel

Renewable Diesel Project

CCJPA's Commitment to Cyclists

CCJPA’s Commitment to Cyclists

Next Stop: The Great Outdoors

Part of the lure of train travel is the scenery. Traveling through protected wetlands, rolling hills, and magnificent coastline, the Capitol Corridor route is a window to some of Northern California’s most beautiful and memorable landscapes.

Paddling in Natoma Lake

Out on the Water

Bike Trips by Train

Bike Trips by Train

Connect with Nature

Connect with Nature

Explore the Suisun Marsh

Explore Suisun Marsh


The Capitol Corridor is committed to achieving greater environmental sustainability for a healthier planet. Recycling bins are located in the Café Car and in most cars at the top of each stairwell. Next time you’re on board, please drop your cans, bottles, and papers in the proper bins. Thank you!


  1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Transportation Energy Data Book, edition 33. (2014). Table 2.12 “Passenger Travel and Energy Use.”
  2. Federal Highway Administration, 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS)
  3. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2012. (2014). Table 3.12 “CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuel Combustion in Transportation End-Use Sector (Tg CO2 Equivalent).”
  4. The “monthly average CO2 footprint” is based on carbon emissions (per passenger mile) of Rail .21 kg and Car .35 kg for your selected trip. Emissions factors are based on calculations from the World Resource Institute (WRI) and Calculations assume single-occupant car. Please note this is a comparative tool and your actual results may vary.