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Capitol Corridor station renamed to honor Hannigan
The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority's (CCJPA) Fairfield-Vacaville Station in Fairfield, California, will be renamed the Fairfield-Vacaville Hannigan Station in honor of the late Tom Hannigan, a former state assemblyman who helped establish the intercity rail service.
In the mid-1980s, Hannigan recognized that with all of the growth along the Interstate 80 corridor, an intercity rail system could transport riders throughout the region, CCJPA officials said in a press release.
“It is because of Tom’s vision over 30 years ago, that we have this great route between the [San Francisco] Bay Area and Sacramento,” said Fairfield Mayor Harry Price in a press release. “We are so proud of Tom’s accomplishment of bringing this line to fruition through his legislative work between 1987 and 1991.”
At a ceremony this fall, officials from the cities of Fairfield and Vacaville, along with representatives from Solano County, the CCJPA and Solano Transportation Authority, will unveil a memorial plaque honoring Hannigan, who died in 2018.
An average 3,600 trips per month originate from the Amtrak-operated Capitol Corridor station, which began serving riders in November 2017.
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