Capitol Corridor to Launch “Kids Ride Free on Weekends”

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Special Family Bargain Starts May 2

Oakland, CALIF., April 30, 2009– The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) is thrilled to announce an offer aimed to help families on a budget this summer. Starting on Saturday, May 2 and through the end of October, CCJPA is offering an extended “Kids Ride Free on Weekends” program. Instead of a single day, week or month of free weekend rides for kids, children aged 15 and under can ride for free on weekends from May through the end of October. That’s five months of weekend family fun! The Kids Ride Free on Weekends offer applies to up to two children who are accompanied by a paying adult.
If you’re doing a broadcast segment or a print article about family-oriented “Summer Staycations,” and you’d like to add Capitol Corridor to your list of interview resources, please contact Luna Salaver by phone at (510) 874-7474, pager at (510) 899-2366 or email [email protected].
Family-Friendly Destinations
There are plenty of fun destinations within walking distance of the Capitol Corridor. Families from the Bay Area can ride the train to a ballgame and spend an afternoon at Raley Field cheering on the Sacramento River Cats; or take a trip to the past in Old Town Sacramento and visit the California State Railroad Museum. If you live in the Sacramento area and you want to avoid the summer heat, head to San Francisco to explore Pier 39 and the world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Have mini-thrillseekers in your family? Satisfy their sense of adventure and experience the exciting rides and high-flying shows at Paramount’s Great America and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom; and if Silicon Valley is your destination, set your imagination free and play with the interactive displays at the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose or enjoy the fresh rhythms of performers at the 2009 San Jose Jazz Festival.
When you take the train you’ll get there relaxed, stress-free, and well fed. Each Capitol Corridor train has a Café car for snacks and beverages. And now that kids can ride free on weekends from May to October, you’ll get to your kid-friendly destination with more money in your wallets too. For complete details about our Kids Ride Free on Weekends promotion, visit or call 1-877-9-RIDECC (1-877-974-3322).