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Capitol Corridor ridership rises in May despite government furlough days


California’s Capitol Corridor reported a 1.4 percent increase in ridership in May from the same period last year. In addition, revenue for May rose 2.9 percent, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority officials said in a prepared statement.

Ridership increased even though three Friday furlough days for state employees still are in effect, Capitol Corridor officials noted.

In addition, Pacific Surfliner ridership rose 1.7 percent in May, with revenue up 7.3 percent. Ridership on the San Joaquin line increased 2 percent and revenue jumped 18.4 percent.

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