Category Archives: rail trail

Regional Transportation Plan public comment taken Thursday

Public comment will be taken Thursday about the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Regional Transportation Plan during the commission’s meeting 9 a.m. Thursday, May 1 in the Capitola City Council Chamber, 420 Capitola Ave. Supporters of the Facebook Group, … Continue reading

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Can the MB Sanctuary Scenic Trail Master Plan be changed ‘willy-nilly’?, asks reader

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I thought the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission had held a series of workshops throughout the county, complete with contracted facilitators and display ads in this newspaper, to gather input from the public to then … Continue reading

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Wet weather driving tips

Rain is in the forecast for Thursday. If driving is part of your plan that day, here are some wet weather driving tips from the California Office of Traffic Safety: ◾Make sure your windshield wipers are clean and work properly. Also, clean … Continue reading

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26th Ave. to wait for improvements

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We just moved to a house on 26th Avenue between East Cliff and Portola drives and have been noticing how dicey the situation is among pedestrians, bikers, surfers, and speeding cars and heavy county trucks — … Continue reading

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Scenic trail network final master plan released

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trial Network project’s final master plan is available for the public’s perusal. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has released the document that defines the proposed bicycle and pedestrian trail adjacent to the Santa … Continue reading

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Rail right of way – Current and future uses

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts column, about the future uses of the rail right of way, was submitted by Karena Pushnik, senior transportation planner with the Regional Transportation Commission for Santa Cruz County. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, … Continue reading

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Comment period continues on draft EIR for Monterey Bay Scenic Trail

Public comment is still being accepted for the draft environmental impact report on the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network Draft Master Plan. Released last month by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, the document explains the project, a … Continue reading

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Passenger rail service planned for Santa Cruz County Rail line

Efforts to have passenger rail service along the former Union Pacific rail line this year have been put on hold pending repairs to bridges along the 32-mile route. Santa Cruz County’s Regional Transportation Commission and Iowa Pacific Holdings, which does … Continue reading

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Trout Gulch at Soquel confusing, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The intersection at Trout Gulch and Soquel is confusing and, at times, dangerous. As one travels west on Trout Gulch, a stop sign next to the railroad crossing precedes the intersection by perhaps 20 feet. There … Continue reading

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First community meeting for proposed ‘rail trail’ is Monday

Monday marks the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s first workshop to gather public input into the recently released Draft Master Plan for the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network project. The workshop is 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at … Continue reading

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