Meet the Riders is a video series launched by PCTPA in coordination with the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority. Each video will feature an individual or couple that live and work in Placer County and enjoy traveling on the Capitol Corridor trains.
Capitol Corridor provides an alternate mode of transportation and a convenient way to travel for residents in the Placer region. Riders on the Capitol Corridor have an opportunity to browse the internet, work, or catch up on emails, all while skipping the traffic and congestion. Riders can catch one train in the morning and one train in the afternoon at one of three stations in Auburn, Rocklin, and Roseville. In between the morning and afternoon trains, luxury coach bus service from Auburn, Rocklin, and Roseville is provided throughout the day to connect to trains in Sacramento. In addition to being dropped off at the station by a friend, Lyft or Uber, you can leave your car and park-and-ride lots at the Auburn, Rocklin and Roseville stations.
The video series began with a feature of Mike Mendelson, an Auburn resident who takes Capitol Corridor three times a week for work in the Bay Area. He enthuses that he has the best of both worlds working in the Silicon Valley and residing in Auburn with his family, living just steps away from rivers, mountains, and endless activities. He credits the Capitol Corridor for making this possible.
The next video in Meet the Riders featured Auburn residents Tim and Linda Arbogast, owners of Martin Mattox Mercantile. They have chosen Auburn as their home and business to be part of a vibrant community. Relocating from an area with a high cost of living like San Francisco, they knew they wanted to be somewhere affordable and connected to the community. Auburn was the perfect choice.
Capitol Corridor allows Tim and Linda to live and work in their dream location, while also staying connected to their family, friends, and culture of the Bay Area. Capitol Corridor gives them an opportunity to relax on the train ride to the Bay Area and lets them enjoy the beautiful views outside the window with no worries about traffic or parking.
Our latest video includes the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce Chairman and Rocklin resident, Greg Roberson. Greg commutes from his office at Oracle in Rocklin frequently to Silicon Valley. Like Mike Mendelson, Greg uses his time aboard the Capitol Corridor to get work done and to prepare for important upcoming meetings. The Capitol Corridor offers Greg and others more certainty that they will arrive on time ready and prepared for the workday.
View the biopics here:
- Mike Mendelson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-h9tOE3mII
- Tim and Linda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bn8R2m0a7Q
- Greg Roberson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P68CRd1PQhk
To book your tickets and to read more information on the Capitol Corridor, visit their website at https://www.capitolcorridor.org/