California Department of Transportation
November 29, 2010
Debbie Mullins firstname.lastname@example.org
Amtrak California Web Site Has New Look
Enhanced Web Site Easier to Navigate, More Features
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Transportation recently recreated, redesigned and re-launched its AmtrakCalifornia.com Web site. The new streamlined site invites users to easily navigate destinations, book travel and much more.
“The reinvented Web site focuses on customer friendly access to Amtrak California destinations, events and timely passenger information including a seamless booking link with our partner at Amtrak.com,” said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.
This travel-friendly Web site is loaded with features including an enhanced station directory using powerful search technology capabilities and an interactive map to locate train stations near specified destinations. To promote travel on Amtrak California’s Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin routes, the Web site showcases key destinations to assist with vacation ideas and trip planning.
Travelers can create and customize an account with My Amtrak California to find stations, personalize favorite pages and links, and receive notification of hot deals and promotions. Booking travel is simple with online train and Amtrak California connecting bus schedules.
As an added convenience, AmtrakCalifornia.com links directly to the Amtrak Guest Rewards program where passengers can sign up to earn points toward free travel and more.
News and updates provide timely information regarding station openings, rail construction projects, as well as alerting customers to service disruptions that may affect travel.
Amtrak California is a partnership between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Amtrak. Caltrans, under the Amtrak California banner, funds three intercity rail corridors in California. Contributing more than $90 million annually in state operating assistance, Caltrans is the largest state passenger rail capital assistance program in the nation. Amtrak California operates three state supported intercity passenger rail services throughout California including: the Pacific Surfliner Corridor, Amtrak’s second busiest corridor in their system; the San Joaquin Corridor, Amtrak’s fifth busiest corridor; and Capitol Corridor, which is managed by a joint powers authority, is Amtrak’s third busiest corridor.
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