Strategic Development and Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Celebrates 10 Years of Service
Stockton, CA: October marks ten years of the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) providing passenger rail service from the Central Valley to the Bay Area. This is a significant milestone, as ACE is the first and only commuter rail service to link San Joaquin County to the East Bay and Silicon Valley. Since 1998 6,829,141 people have commuted using ACE and 3,800 ride everyday, up 153% from the first months.
“Ten years is an important milestone that we all feel proud to celebrate,” said Chairman Mike Restuccia. “In light of the various fiscal issues at the national and state level, we don’t plan to commemorate the 10-year anniversary in a traditional way.” Each week throughout the month of October, ACE staff has been on station platforms from Livermore to San Jose handing out gift bags to passengers. “We felt that celebrating with our passengers would allow us to show our appreciation for their loyalty to our service,” said Stacey Mortensen, Executive Director of ACE. “Several of our private sector partners including Herzog Transit Services, Inc., Neumiller & Beardslee, and San Jose-based Transmetrics, Inc. stepped up to ensure that our passengers enjoyed a series of appreciation events.” Passengers have been treated with anniversary t-shirts, raffles for monthly passes, food and other ACE memorabilia.