The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency (Agency), which manages the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® service, invites the public to “Corridor Conversations,” a free live virtual event on Thursday, March 25 at 5 p.m., featuring a roundtable discussion with California Intercity Passenger Rail Leadership. The event will provide an opportunity to learn about the history of intercity passenger rail service, the managing agencies that oversee California’s iconic routes, and the train services that connect the state. There will be presentations by LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency Managing Director Donna DeMartino, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Managing Director Rob Padgette, and San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority Managing Director Stacey Mortensen, followed by a Q&A session with the panel of speakers.
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Virtually via Zoom
More information about how to access the Zoom will be received after registering online.
Registration for “Corridor Conversations” is free and open to the public at PacificSurfliner.com. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual event.
Media interested in covering the event should contact Laura Lanzi, The ACE Agency, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 343-5786.
About the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner®
The Pacific Surfliner travels along a 351-mile coastal rail route through San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, serving 27 stations. It is the busiest state-supported intercity passenger rail route in the United States with 26 daily trains and annual ridership of nearly 3 million. To learn more and plan a trip, visit PacificSurfliner.com.
About the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency
The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency is a joint powers authority composed of rail owners, operators, and planning agencies along the entire LOSSAN rail corridor. In addition to working to improve passenger rail ridership, revenue, on-time performance, operational flexibility, and safety, the LOSSAN Agency assumed management responsibility for the Pacific Surfliner service in July 2015, following the execution of an interagency transfer agreement with the state of California. For more information, visit lossan.org.
About Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) and the Capitol Corridor
The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) is a partnership among six local transit agencies in its eight-county service area that share the administration and management of the Capitol Corridor. The Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service that connects the most economically vibrant urban centers in Northern California – from Auburn/Sacramento to Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. With free Wi-Fi on board, Capitol Corridor trains provide a convenient, reliable, and comfortable alternative to the congested I-80, I-680, and I-880 freeways for over 1.8 million work and leisure travelers every year. Learn more at capitolcorridor.org.
About San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) and Amtrak San Joaquins
Since July 2015, SJJPA has been responsible for the management and administration of Amtrak San Joaquins. SJJPA is governed by Board Members representing each of the ten (10) Member Agencies along the 365-mile San Joaquins Corridor. Amtrak San Joaquins is Amtrak’s 6th busiest route with over 1 million annual riders and 18 stations providing a safe, comfortable and reliable way to travel throughout California. Amtrak San Joaquins runs 7 daily round-trips. In addition to the train service, Amtrak San Joaquins Thruway buses provide connecting service to 135 destinations in California and Nevada including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Napa Valley, Las Vegas and Yosemite. Learn more at sjjpa.com and AmtrakSanJoaquins.com.