Just the Facts: Why Does Coast Connect Include Rail Transit?

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…

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A Look at Local Gentrification and Displacement

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.

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On Getting Around while Disabled

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.

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6 Reasons to Support both Zero-Emissions Rail and the Rail Trail

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.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Data Shows Transportation is Key

The Science of Effective Greenhouse Gas Reductions According to research presented in the October 2020 Driving Down Emissions report from Smart Growth America1, transportation accounts for the largest share of carbon…

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