New Funding, New Enhancements to the Capitol Corridor

Karen Bakar What's New

Over the past year, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) has received $93 million through the 2017 Road Repair and Accountability Act, also known as Senate Bill 1 or SB 1. Every year, this new source of state transportation funds will provide the CCJPA with $5 million, and every two years, the CCJPA will be eligible to compete for awards of up to $250 million.

CAPITOL CORRIDOR PROJECT UPDATES

The CCJPA has begun to advance several projects and initiatives that will improve the safety and reliability of trains, as well as advance near-term projects that expand and enhance service between San Jose and Roseville.

  • Oakland to San Jose Project Phase 2A: Reroutes trains between Oakland and Newark to connect with a new intermodal station that links to the Dumbarton transit service. This reroute would decrease travel time between Oakland and Santa Clara by approximately 15 minutes and reduce traffic congestion by providing critical service to new markets along I-880, including Silicon Valley.
  • Sacramento to Roseville Third Track Project: Adds two round trips between the Sacramento and Roseville stations, with seven more round trips scheduled to be added in future years.
  • Statewide Integrated Travel Program: Invests in statewide trip planning and fare integration among multiple agencies using modern software platforms to enhance connectivity, efficiency, and ridership across California.
  • Signal Replacement and Upgrades: Replaces outdated signal systems in order to reduce train delays.
  • Safety and Security Improvements: Implements measures to prevent pedestrian injuries and fatalities by reducing illegal public trespassing.
  • Passenger Information System Replacement and Upgrade: Upgrades the current digital signs at stations that display train arrival times and service alerts.
  • Alviso Wetland Railroad Adaptation Alternatives Study: Evaluates sea level rise adaptation alternatives for railroad tracks in the Alviso wetland in order to improve resilience of railroad infrastructure, enhance species and habitat restoration, and ensure that such infrastructure can support plans for increased train capacity between Oakland and the South Bay.