Recently I had the privilege of studying in the Netherlands, Amsterdam. My accommodation was a few miles from where I took classes, which meant that I joined the thousands of other commuters every morning. Had I been in Santa Cruz, my first instinct would have likely been to get in my car and drive across town, as it would be the fastest and cheapest method of transportation. However, unlike Santa Cruz (and really most other American cities), in Amsterdam, I had several different options for my commute across town.
On June 7 2022, the Santa Cruz County electorate came together with an outpouring of support for keeping the current plan to have both rail and trail, including implementing light…
The Greenway initiative is an attack on future rail transit and on rail trail construction.
This fall, we were delighted to experience the Coast Futura demonstration. It gave us the opportunity to witness what zero-emission rail transit could look like in Santa Cruz County.
Sometimes people ask why it's important to work for passenger rail transit next to the Santa Cruz Rail Trail. The Coast Connect Vision includes building the Coastal Rail Trail; running…
How can we provide better services in our neighborhoods without causing displacement? We believe that communities should have influence over planning decisions that impact them. We advocate for policies that can mitigate the adverse impacts of gentrification and displacement.
Officially, my disability is deafness, one that arrived suddenly, accompanied by severe vertigo. Since the deafness, though not complete, means that I can’t locate the source of sounds, and the vertigo kicks in whenever there’s any sudden motion near my face, I concluded that it was unsafe for me to drive.
The Greenway petition would delay the Rail Trail, kill rail transit in Santa Cruz County, harm the environment, and isolate the county.
Rail and Trail are better together! Here are 6 reasons why the RTC should be pursuing both the rail trail and passenger rail public transportation in Santa Cruz County.
Post updated April 19th 2023 to include new METRO proposals Greenhouse Gas Reductions Require Public Transit According to research presented in the October 2020 Driving Down Emissions report from Smart Growth…