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California's Capitol Corridor posts ridership, revenue gains in FY07


Service improvements helped the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) record a ridership spike in fiscal-year 2007, which ended Sept. 30. The California intercity passenger-rail operator carried more than 1.4 million passengers, a 14.4 percent increase compared with FY2006. In addition, CCJPA’s revenue jumped 24 percent compared with FY2006’s total.

In August 2006, CCJPA completed infrastructure improvements that enabled the authority to increase daily service to 32 trains. However, the agency would need additional capital funds to add any more service.

CCJPA operates Amtrak 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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