Over 100 people attended the annual Holiday Party held on Train 730 on
December 14th. In case you missed the mother of all train parties this year,
the hors d'ouevres were delicious and plentiful and we're already planning for
Holiday Train Party 2001! Gene Skoropowski, Managing Director of the Capitol
Corridor Joint Powers Authority, and his staff were on board to join us in the
festivities. Gene made a special request for an additional car for the evening
-- the added space was much appreciated! We hope everyone had a chance to meet
Gene and his staff and thank them for taking time out of their busy schedules
to celebrate with us.
Special recognition and thanks to Kim and Chuck Hancock for organizing the
extravaganza, preparing the decorations, and planning every detail to make the
party enjoyable for all! We also extend our appreciation to Marty DeVault and
Pupla (Pushpraj) Goswami for generously donating a case of champagne. Marty
served as the party Finance Manager and did a super job. Other riders helped
by picking up and loading food, decorating the cars, taking photographs, and
cleaning up -- thank you to all!
We will be posting photographs of the party on the website soon, courtesy
of Jack Arboleda. Just a few party scenes that might be posted -- Tom from
Davis with the reindeer antlers, Margaret enlightening party-goers in Car No.
2, former commuters who made a special visit, and our train mascots -- Armen
Davis Amtrak Parking Lot Construction Notice
The City of Davis will begin construction of landscape improvements at the
Amtrak parking lot starting Monday, November 20. A portion of the parking lot
will not be available for parking during the construction period, which is
expected to be completed by April 2001. During this period, parking passes
will be valid at the Boy Scout parking lot at 616 First Street, at the City
parking garage at 117 F Street, 835 4th Street (at 4th and G), or in the
existing Amtrak lots. Amtrak passes WILL NOT be valid at other City lots.
Join Our Commuter List!
We are updating our e-mail list and encourage all commuters to sign up
(even if your name is already on the Commuter List -- we're setting up group
e-mail). E-mail addresses will be used to send out special meeting
announcements and reminders of train events. All registered users will also be
able to send group e-mail to fellow commuters. We do not engage in spam. Go to
the bottom of the page and register with ListBot.
The next Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, December 13, 2000. The location will be the usual meeting place at
Suisun City Municipal Building starting at 10:00 AM.
Amtrak now has a web site for the Capitols:
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.
Amtrak Bus Service
We should continue to monitor the bus
situation and report problems to Dick Bush of Amtrak at BushD@amtrak.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org and copy Jay Commer at UJCC@amtrak.com If you have any
positive comments regarding service improvements or outstanding bus drivers,
please also let them know.