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Capitol Corridor authority topped 1.7M annual riders in March
The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) in March logged a 5 percent increase in ridership and revenue versus the same period last year, marking an 18-month streak of consecutive year-over-year ridership growth.
Fiscal-year ridership continues to grow at a 5 percent clip and customer satisfaction has reached 91 percent, CCJPA officials said in a press release.
Officials attribute ridership growth to elevated San Francisco Bay Area housing costs, with many riders continuing to seek more affordable housing in areas such as Sacramento.
Cross-regional travel within the northern California megaregion represents 51 percent of CCJPA’s ridership in the past 12 months, authority officials said.
“We are excited to welcome so many new riders to our service and pleased that we can provide a transportation solution that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and congestion,” said CCJPA Chair Rebecca Saltzman.
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