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Rail & Trail Within the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail NetworkNow that the Santa Cruz Branch Line is publicly owned (by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission), students, commuters, and visitors are eager for a rail trail and passenger rail service in the coastal rail corridor. The proposed Coastal Rail Trail will be a paved, multi-use path set within the 32-mile coastal rail corridor, spanning Santa Cruz County from Davenport to Watsonville and form an important part of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network. It will provide a scenic, car-free, and convenient path for walking, biking, and wheelchair use — just about any form of active travel by people of all ages. The trail will be adjacent to and separated from train service to maximize sustainable transportation in this corridor.
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A Coastal Rail Trail Will Connect Our CommunitiesThe Coastal Rail Trail will be a public asset that will improve the quality of life for Santa Cruz County residents and visitors alike. The Trail runs within one mile of 42 local schools, 88 parks and 50% of our county’s population, connecting many key destinations. Separate from car traffic and nearly level, the Trail will provide an accessible way for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the Monterey Bay. By giving people a safe, attractive and fun place to walk and bike, we will improve community health, boost our local economy, and enhance our environment. The Coastal Rail Trail will make our county a more sustainable and livable community. The Coastal Rail Trail: let’s build it!
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News from the SCC Regional Transportation Commission: Federal Agency Decision Moves RTC toward Finish Line for Rail Acquisition 12/15/11 – Washington, DC – In another historic milestone, today the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) granted a petition by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) to acquire the 32-mile Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line. The STB’s decision removes one of the final barriers for the RTC to move forward with the final stages of closing escrow on the property deal. Read the full story here.