Since October 2000, Jim Allison has been with the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) management entity for the Intercity Passenger Rail service operating in Northern California. Mr. Allison is the Manager of Planning for new capital/service projects, grant submissions, and phases of project development in the context of the Capitol Corridor route, but also at the Northern California Megaregional rail network level.
In addition to traditional railway project planning and some work in moving towards more sustainable fuels and improved bicycle access for passenger rail, Mr. Allison has been involved in technology forward implementation projects in passenger rail including on-train Wi-Fi, on and off-board information systems, and most recently travel integration (trip planning and payments) working with the State of California.
Prior to joining the CCJPA, for ten years Mr. Allison worked for the Bi-State Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in current planning, and later in transportation and air quality. Mr. Allison graduated from the University of California Davis with B.S. Degree in Environmental Planning and Management.