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Annual CC Riders Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 15

Join us for the annual CC Riders Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 in Car No. 1 on Train 542. The cost is $10 per person. The deadline for signup is Monday, December 13. The menu includes cocktail shrimp, sushi, gourmet veggies, Chinese dumplings, chow mein, chicken wings and strips, and cookies. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Live music will be provided by 'Odd Man Out' aka Bruce Koller and Mike Adams, our fellow train riders from Davis.

Party guests should board through Car No. 2 in Emeryville, Berkeley, Richmond, and Martinez. Car No. 1 doors will not be opened for boarding, except in Oakland. Car No. 1 is designated for party guests only on Wednesday evening. Nametags will be distributed and should be worn for entry to the party. See Tran or Cynthia in Car No. 1 on Tuesday and Wednesday to get your nametag.

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Estelle Shiroma at eshiroma@pacbell.net

Davis Parking Update

Monthly parking permits are available for the parking structure located at 5th and G Plaza. The entrance to the parking garage is at 4th and G before the railroad tracks. Parking permits can be purchased on a monthly basis for $40.00/month through Central Parking Corporation. To purchase a permit, please contact either April or Mickey at Central Parking, Phone No. 916-441-1074. Limited spaces are available.

Daily parking is also available for $3.00 per day in spaces #83 to #142. Please be sure to deposit the parking fee in the coin box on the north side of the second floor near the elevators. You will need exact change since there is no attendant on duty. You may also purchase blocks of validation stickers for daily parking from Central Parking.

At this time, parking at the main Amtrak lot will continue to be free, on a space-available basis. During weekdays, however, the lot is typically filled to capacity by 6:20 AM.

10-Ride and Monthly Tickets Available by Mail

You can now call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL and request Tickets by Mail for your multiride tickets including MONTHLY and 10-RIDES. Provide Amtrak with your desired start date (first date of validity for the 10-RIDE. The MONTHLY starts with the first day of the month for which the ticket is to be valid. Amtrak asks that you plan ahead and order your multiride tickets at least 9 days in advance so you can be assured of receiving your ticket before the validity date begins. Amtrak is not able to handle requests under three days and payment is by credit card only. Advise the Amtrak agent to refer to G/POL/TBM/P50-P55 for complete details.

Please Join Our New List!

A new group e-mail list has been established at MSN Communities. The group e-mail list will be used to send out special meeting announcements and notices of train-related events. All registered users will also be able to send group e-mail to fellow commuters.

If you would like to join our subscriber list, please sign up:

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Amtrak Guest Rewards Program

Amtrak's 'Guest Rewards' program gives passengers opportunities to earn points for every trip they take on Amtrak. Travelers on the Capitol Corridor can earn two points for every dollar spent on Amtrak fares. Points can also be earned through hotel stays, car rentals and shopping purchases at partner establishments. You may also earn 500 bonus points just for enrolling in this free program online if you travel on Amtrak within 90 days of enrollment.

For more information, go to Amtrak Guest Rewards.

Amtrak Bus Service

We should continue to monitor the bus situation and report problems to Dick Bush of Amtrak at BushD@amtrak.com or amtrakbus@aol.com

If you have any positive comments regarding service improvements or outstanding bus drivers, please also let them know.

Amtrak Capitols Web Site

Amtrak has a web site for the Capitols: http://www.amtrakcapitols.com/. Along with basic information on destinations, schedules, and fares, there is a page describing the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, which manages the Capitols. You can find contact information for the CCJPA here. A new feature of the website is an opt-in e-mail list that you can join to receive 'CC Rail News'.

Capitol Corridor Trains in the News

Limited train parking derailing plans for some commuters by Beth Curda. The Davis Enterprise, March 7, 2003.

The Ride of Their Lives by Jeff Kearns. Sacramento News and Review, February 27, 2003.

Going the Distance. by Anthony Le Page. Features regular riders Glenda Brown and John Gregory. Sacramento Bee, January 28, 2001.

Capitol Corridor Ridership Grows on Stretching Bay Area Commutes. by Michael Cabanatuan. San Francisco Chronicle, December 26, 2000.

Capitol Corridor Train Ridership Rockets. by Bill Lindelof. Sacramento Bee, May 9, 2000.

Amtrak's Train of Thought. by Fred Sansmark. California Computer News, August 1998.


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Last updated 12/14/04




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