The following excerpt from a Rail Initiative publication described the Capitol Corridor Project from an government official standpoint.
Purpose: The Capitol Corridor is an intercity passenger train system that provides a convenient alternative to traveling along the congested Interstate 80 (I-80), I-680, and I-880 freeways by operating fast, reliable, and affordable intercity rail service to 16 stations in seven northern California counties: Placer, Sacramento,Yolo, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Clara. The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) manages the Capitol Corridor service. The CCJPA Board of Directors recognized the importance of the Proposed Project as a regionally significant transportation project by passing Resolution 03-2, “Participation in the Union City Intermodal Rail Station and Shinn Connection Project Planning and Development” in support of the Proposed Project. Under the terms of operating agreements with the UPRR, the CCJPA or UPRR can increase or decrease train service in the area of the Proposed Project. The Capitol Corridor intercity rail service currently operates 14 trains per day (seven in the morning and seven in the evening) through the project area on the Niles Subdivision. CCJPA plans to increase the frequency of service to 22 trains per day (11 in each directions) by 2011 independent of the Dumbarton Rail Project