Letter: Follow the Facts of Rail & Trail Supporters
Fact: Greenway publicly advocated against replacing Iowa Pacific with Progressive Rail as the operator of the rail line.
Fact: Friends of the Rail & Trail, along with many other community organizations, supported replacing Iowa Pacific with Progressive Rail.
Fact: Iowa Pacific was solely responsible for bringing and storing tank cars on the rail line.
Fact: Progressive Rail is now operating the rail line and is moving the tank cars off the rail line as fast as they possibly can.
I will leave it to the good judgement of the community to decide which organizations are advocating for the common good and which are not. Friends of the Rail & Trail is proudly working to get the trail built ASAP and keeping the tracks for future freight and passenger rail, the most environmentally sustainable and cost-effective way to move products and people.
– Mark Mesiti-Miller, P.E., Board Chair, Santa Cruz County Friends of the Rail & Trail (Published in the Register-Pajaronian, 9/7/18)