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3/14/2019



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Capitol Corridor authority slates track siding project near Levi's Stadium


When completed, the project will allow for enhanced Capitol Corridor train service to and from special events at Levi's Stadium, which is next to the station.
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The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) will use a $1.4 million grant from California's State Rail Assistance (SRA) program to help fund a track siding project near the Great America-Santa Clara Station, the authority announced yesterday.

Last week, the California State Transportation Agency announced the award of $13.1 million in SRA funding to help advance nine projects, including the CCJPA's.

CCJPA will match its SRA funds with $1.9 million of prior authority cost savings for a total of $3.3 million to complete the design and other pre-construction activities for track siding near the station in Santa Clara, authority officials said in a press release.

When completed, the project will allow for enhanced Capitol Corridor train service to and from special events at Levi's Stadium, which is next to the station; and improve service reliability by adding track capacity, they said.

"With the opening of Levi’s Stadium just minutes from the Santa Clara-Great America Station in 2014 and our successful implementation of a special schedule for the 2016 Super Bowl, we are uniquely positioned to play an even bigger role in mitigating traffic to and from large-scale events by providing service to patrons beyond our current schedule," said CCJPA Managing Director David Kutrosky.



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