Monthly Archives: July 2011

SCC RTC Takes Ownership of the Santa Cruz Branch Line

10/12/2012 – Santa Cruz – The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has announced the close of escrow on the purchase of the Santa Cruz Branch Line from Union Pacific Railroad today, opening the door to passenger rail service, tourist … Continue reading

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CTC Approves Rail Purchase

On January 19, 2011, the California Transportation Commission approved a request for funding by Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission to purchase the SC Branch Line. Read more about this historic development.¬†Our local SCC RTC did an outstanding job meeting … Continue reading

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Quick Facts about Rail with Trail

Corridor Width Engineering studies show that the Santa Cruz Banch line is plenty wide for both rail and trail Locals Want Rail Do Santa Cruz County residents want passenger rail service? The facts show that they most certainly do. Read … Continue reading

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Broad Public Support

Broad Community Support for Local Ownership of the Coastal Rail Line Business and environmental organizations have endorsed the purchase of the SC Branch Line from Union Pacific using Prop 116 funds (click here for SCC Prop 116 Results). Prominent elected … Continue reading

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Branch Line Washed Out in Aptos

A small levy was washed out from under the tracks this past Thursday, 3/24, in Aptos near the Porter Sesnon property (south of New Brighton State Park). Within about three weeks of the washout, Sierra Railroad crews had cleaned out … Continue reading

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Who Will Use It?

The rail trail will benefit local residents as well as visitors. Here are a few examples: Children – There are 14 local schools within walking distance from the rail line. The rail trail will allow young people to travel through … Continue reading

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Light Rail in Potsdam!

Photos courtesy of Bruce Sawhill

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Dog Cleanup Stations

Dog cleanup stations like these are appearing all along the coastal rail line (on private property, of course with the permission of the property owners).

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