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Op-ed: A top 10 list for the Rail Trail

Op-ed: A top 10 list for the Rail Trail

Friends of the Rail & Trail, local partners and supporters ran an ad in the Sentinel, featuring the “Top 10 Reasons to Build the Rail Trail.” The ad inspired a lot of discussion. To continue the community dialogue, what follows...
2018 State Rail Plan

2018 State Rail Plan

The Rail Trail is part of a bigger plan! California's State Rail Plan includes our corridor as part of a massive network of trains that would shape the future of transportation in California. Read the Executive Report here: http://www.dot.ca.gov/californiarail/docs/CSRP_ExecSummary_A4_10102017.pdf
Paul Schoellhamer: Railbanking is just a trackless waste

Paul Schoellhamer: Railbanking is just a trackless waste

Trail-only proponents have been writing on various platforms about "rail-banking," an idea that sounds great but isn't. Here's why no one should fall for the spin: never once has rail-banking been used to rip out tracks, a path put in...
Rail Trail Progress Update September 2017

Rail Trail Progress Update September 2017

In partnership with the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) the lead agency for implementing the overall Coastal Rail Trail project, we are delighted to report the following progress. The Coastal Rail Trail is moving forward as several sections...

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