As a vital transit service in Northern California, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) plays an important role in reducing car trips and the dangerous and polluting emissions that result from automobile travel. The Capitol Corridor Project Fellow will have the opportunity to work on projects and initiatives that will contribute to the management/maintenance of Capitol Corridor trains and stations and inform improvements to the Capitol Corridor service, thus contributing to increasing ridership and reduced VMTs (Vehicle Miles Traveled).
The Capitol Corridor Project Fellow will have the opportunity to work alongside key Capitol Corridor transportation service, planning, marketing, and administrative management staff. Some responsibilities will include:
- Learn the CCJPA Business Intelligence, Zoho, and other CCJPA databases and data sources; produce and update reports and charts that track Capitol Corridor performance and are used to make improvements to the service
- Ride the Capitol Corridor train and visit stations throughout the Capitol Corridor route to collect data and perform other activities that support operational and special project needs
- Prepare for and attend project, staff, and CCJPA Board meetings
- Assist with operations, customer support, planning, marketing, and general administrative projects and functions
- Station Access Project - The Capital Corridor Project Fellow will access each Capitol Corridor station for the walkability, bicycle and scooter access, within standard access radii for those modes using a combination of aerial maps and ground-truth visited sites for patrons 8 to 80. The assessment will seek to characterize gaps and suggest improvements that increase access (time, safety, etc.) to/from the station or with amenities at each station. Work will involve station travel and photographic documentation, report assembly, editing, research, and critical assessment skills. The end product will be a report suitable to be shared with CCJPA station partners.
Past project fellows have worked on the following projects:
- Maintaining operation metrics for publication on the Capitol Corridor website
- Researching and comparing different fare structures of passenger rail services
- Supporting marketing partnerships through ridership analysis
- Organizing industry conferences
The fellow in this position will have the opportunity to hone their research, data analysis, reporting, customer service, and administrative/organizational skills. As well, the Capitol Corridor Project Fellow will learn about the management, operations, planning, service improvement, and marketing functions of a leading intercity passenger rail system that contributes to the region's trip and carbon reduction goals.
SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.