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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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Santa Cruz Sentinel: RTC staff’s spending priority is rail

Santa Cruz Sentinel: RTC staff’s spending priority is rail

WATSONVILLE — P. J. Mecozzi, president of Del Mar Foods, which employs nearly 500 people at peak season and ships via rail, sees rail service as important to South County. Nancy Bilicich, longtime Pajaro Valley school administrator, thinks the top...
Do you want Friends of the Rail & Trail gear?

Do you want Friends of the Rail & Trail gear?

Exciting news! You can now purchase shirts, hats, hooded sweatshirts, and coffee mugs with the Friends of the Rail & Trail logo through our CafePress store. Check it out here: https://www.cafepress.com/railandtrail
Momentum is building for Rail and Trail, Scenario B in the UCS

Momentum is building for Rail and Trail, Scenario B in the UCS

Momentum is building throughout Santa Cruz County for the Rail and Trail Scenario B as described in the Unified Corridor Investment Study (UCS). Since the UCS was released, the City of Watsonville, several county-wide citizen-based commissions and community organizations have...
Cost/Benefit Analysis of the UCIS Study Alternatives

Cost/Benefit Analysis of the UCIS Study Alternatives

The recently released Draft UCIS contains four scenarios for future transportation options on the three main north/south corridors in our County. Since the “I” in UCIS stands for “Investment”, why not attempt to subject the scenarios to the kind of...

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