Officials with the state Office of Homeland Security yesterday announced that they’re giving $2 million to the Capitol Corridor for security improvements. Luna Salaver is with the Capitol Corridor. She says they already know how they’ll use the money.
"We are planning to install security cameras at stations and on our trains and we’re also going to construct a security operations center for our police force."
The money couldn’t come at a better time. More people are opting to leave their cars at home and take the train…which runs from the Sierra, through Sacramento and into Silicon Valley. Last month, ridership was up 16 percent from a year ago.
The money comes from Proposition 1B. That’s the infrastructure bond measure passed by California voters in 2006.