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Capitol Corridor reaches 10 million passenger mark

Last week, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) reached a ridership milestone when the 10 millionth passenger stepped through its turnstiles since the agency launched operations.

The passenger — Kirk Swenson, a regular rider the past six years — received a free monthly pass, as well as a Delta River Cruise and Oakland Athletics tickets.

The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) operates Amtrak intercity passenger-rail service along a 170-mile corridor between the Sierra Foothills, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose. The California Department of Transportation began operating the service in December 1991 and transferred management to CCJPA in 1998.

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