The Capitol Corridor is an intercity passenger train system that provides a convenient alternative to traveling along the congested I-80, I-680 and I-880 freeways by operating fast, reliable and affordable intercity rail service to 17 stations in 8 Northern California counties: Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Clara, a 170-mile rail corridor. An extensive, dedicated motor coach network provides bus connections to serve the second-largest urban service area in the Western United States.
The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) is a partnership among the six local transit agencies in the eight county service area which provides the management and oversight of the Capitol Corridor service. The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) provides the day-to-day management and administrative support to the CCJPA.
The Capitol Corridor (San Jose-Oakland-Sacramento-Auburn) operates 7 daily round trips San Jose-Oakland, 15 round trips Oakland-Sacramento (11 on weekends) with one extending to Auburn.
The Capitol Corridor ended FY 2014 with a bang. In September 2014, 119,034 passengers rode Capitol Corridor trains, an impressive increase of 7.6% compared to September 2013, which also marks the sixth consecutive month of ridership increases for the service. Revenue for September was 2.4% over revenue in September 2013. For FY 2014, the Capitol Corridor carried a total of 1.42 million passengers which generated a total of $29.1 million in revenues, and finished with an on-time performance rate of 95%, marking the fifth consecutive year the Capitol Corridor was the most reliable train service in the national intercity passenger rail system.
Looking forward, in FY 2015 new public transportation funding opportunities should begin to matriculate thanks to the enactment of the Cap and Trade legislation earlier in June 2014. The CCJPA will develop project plans that meet the guidelines for these Cap and Trade funds and implement the service expansion programs contained in the most recent CCJPA Board's Vision Plan. In a parallel effort, staff will implement various technology initiatives to enhance ticketing transactions, improve passenger communications, and better utilize and manage data to increase operating efficiencies and cost effectiveness.