California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Headquarters - Public Affairs Office

Tamie McGowen
(916) 657-5060

June 27, 2007


SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today they will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of the first of a series of new Amtrak Quik-Trak ticket kiosks.

"This state-of-the-art ticket kiosk is the first one to be installed at a non-Amtrak facility west of the Mississippi,” said Caltrans Director Will Kempton. "This is an added convenience to encourage people to take Amtrak. Traveling on Amtrak is a relaxing way to travel and beat the traffic. You can stretch out, work on your laptop and even read the newspaper.”

The “Quik-Trak” kiosk:

The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27 and will be held at the Caltrans Headquarters Building, 1120 N Street (O Street entrance). Scheduled to speak at the event are Will Kempton, Director, Caltrans; Dr. Beverly Scott, General Manager, Sacramento Regional Transit; Jonathan Hutchison, Director of Government Affairs, West, Amtrak; and David Kutrosky, Deputy Director of Finance and Planning, Capitol Corridor.

Caltrans is a department within the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency that operates and maintains California's transportation system under the direction of Secretary Dale Bonner and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. For more information about the department, please visit its Web site at Information about the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency is available on the Internet at