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Build the Trail. Keep the Rail.

Friends of the Rail & Trail exists to expedite development of a 32-mile biking/walking trail running the length of Santa Cruz County, while keeping the rail line for future transit. Rail and Trail together will support a variety of transportation modes meeting the needs of the greatest number of residents.

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Letter: Why is rail line the subject of misleading controversy?

To the Editor, Permit me to offer a rebuttal to the editorial by Gail McNulty, executive director of Greenway (Register-Pajaronian, June 29). She states that urban transit is on the decline in parts of the country. In the Bay Area, that...
Letter: People in South County want rail to escape traffic

Letter: People in South County want rail to escape traffic

At the Sierra Club’s Trail WITH Transit event at the Watsonville Civic Plaza on June 28, those vocal fellows who want no public transit use on the publicly owned train tracks did not come down to harass the occasion, as...
Letter: Bait and Switch

Letter: Bait and Switch

Re: “Tie Game”: The Greenway story doesn’t add up. The effort to sway people toward the “concept of a trail only in maybe 10-15 years” instead of the trail being built right now is actually to completely stop anything from...
Letter: County’s rail service is economically important

Letter: County’s rail service is economically important

Your article on the RTC’s decision provides an aspect of the rail trail discussion that has received far too little attention. Watsonville councilman Felipe Hernandez’s statement reveals the economic importance to our county of providing rail service. In addition, given...

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