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06/18/2024
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Segment 5 of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network (aka Coastal Rail Trail) will connect Wilder Ranch to the town of Davenport.

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06/06/2024
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission approved an additional $3 million for the Highway 1 expansion project to cover cost overruns.

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06/03/2024
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation is getting an early look at three potential passenger rail vehicles for the rail trail, with public open houses scheduled for June 25 and 26.

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05/13/2024
The Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission has informed some residents of two mobile home parks in Live Oak of a need to move their units 1 to 4 feet due to encroachment over lot boundaries.

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05/07/2024
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As long-time elected representatives for the northernmost and southernmost reaches of Santa Cruz County, we believe the community conversation over the Rail Trail should be thoughtful, respectful, and inclusive.

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05/06/2024
Central Coast Representatives Lofgren and Pannetta jointly announced $1 million in federal funding for studies about expansion of rail service in the region.

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04/20/2024
Following his recent vote against approval of two segments of the Rail Trail, Supervisor Manu Koenig explains his decision.

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04/18/2024
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The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission on Thursday reaffirmed its support for a paved path parallel to the train tracks through Capitola and Seacliff.

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04/16/2024
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At a special meeting Thursday, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission could step toward takeover of a $68 million state grant awarded to Santa Cruz County to help construct the rail trail through Live Oak, Capitola and Seacliff.

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04/12/2024
The next phase of the $94.2M project to add lanes and bike/pedestrian overpasses on the three mile span of Highway 1 between the three mile Bay Avenue/Porter Street has commenced.

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04/07/2024
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The California Highway Patrol closed north and southbound lanes of Highway 1 in Soquel Saturday at 7pm to make way for Granite Construction crews to demolish the 1948 Capitola Avenue bridge above the highway.

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04/04/2024
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Several dozen protesters descended on the Santa Cruz County Government Center on Wednesday to speak out against a decision by the Board of Supervisors a week earlier not to move forward on a key portion of the Coastal Rail Trail project.

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04/04/2024
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For over 6 months, KSQD volunteer Christine Barrington worked on answering a simple question: What's the truth behind the story of rail and trail in Santa Cruz County?

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04/04/2024
Supporters of the rail trail rallied in front of the Santa Cruz County building on April 3 to advocate for approval of segments 10 and 11.

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04/01/2024
A recent split vote by Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors stalling approval of two rail trail segments is jeopardizing future state funding for the project.

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03/29/2024
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A Santa Cruz County supervisors vote on Tuesday shocked county staff and left an uncertain future for the rail-trail project through Live Oak, Capitola and Seacliff.

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03/26/2024
Supervisor Zach Friend recuses, and Supervisors McPherson and Koenig voted against moving forward with segments 10 and 11 of the Coastal Rail Trail between 17th Avenue in Live Oak and State Park Drive in Aptos.

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02/09/2024
Image for display with article titled Passenger Rail Construction Expected in 2032 in Santa Cruz County

More than 11 years after the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission bought the aging Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line, commission leaders are seeking input on a passenger rail project.

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02/03/2024
Image for display with article titled Santa Cruz Rail and Trail: Questions and Conundrums

It is said that there are more opinions than people in Santa Cruz County, and the Rail and Trail project has not only spanned decades, it swarms with opinions, ideas, and contradictions.

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01/30/2024
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission will kick off its first meeting of 2024 by delving into one of its most high-profile projects.

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01/17/2024
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission seeks applicants to serve on a committee that keeps tabs on one of the county’s most important transportation funding sources.

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12/16/2023
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has found a new leader: former California Transportation Commission Executive Director Mitch Weiss will temporarily takes over for Guy Preston while it continues its search for a permanent replacement.

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12/07/2023
A three-year pilot transportation project local leaders say could bring “transformational change” to the county is fully funded thanks to approval by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission.

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11/03/2023
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Construction of the paved rail trail along the tracks toward Neary Lagoon and Beach Street is expected to finish in February, rather than by the end of the year.

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11/02/2023
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Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is seeking input through an online survey on its climate adaptation vulnerability project.

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RTC Seeking Community Members for New Transportation Equity Workgroup

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is accepting applications from community members interested in serving on the agency’s new Transportation Equity Workgroup.  The Workgroup will advise the RTC and partner agencies on integrati…
(09/12/2023)

RTC Awarded $1.9 Million for Three Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has awarded the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) $1.9 million for three Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants for projects that will focus on rural highway safety, and t…
(09/07/2023)

Highway 1 Project Continues with New Dates for Traffic Control on Soquel Avenue

Construction continues on a project to construct north and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on Highway 1 between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive interchanges and to construct a new bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing at Chantic…
(09/03/2023)

2023 Consolidated Call for Projects

The RTC is currently soliciting applications for approximately $26.6 million in regional shares of certain state and federal funds. Applications must be submitted by email to programming@sccrtc.org by 3:00pm on October 25, 2023: Call for Projects : Memora…
(08/21/2023)

Highway 1 Project Construction Update for Week of Aug. 6

Construction will continue next week on a project to construct north and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on Highway 1 between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive interchanges and to construct a new bicycle and pedestrian overcross…
(08/04/2023)

RTC Releases Draft 2023 Public Participation Plan for Public Comment

Residents Invited to Help Shape Strategy for Expanding Public Involvement The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has released its Draft 2023 Public Participation Plan (PPP) for public comment. The plan, prepared by the Association …
(06/20/2023)

Highway 1 Project Between Soquel Drive and 41st Avenue Construction Update for Week of June 18

Construction will continue next week on a project to construct north and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on Highway 1 between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive interchanges and to construct a new bicycle and pedestrian overcross…
(06/16/2023)

Comments on Draft San Lorenzo Valley Schools Circulation and Access Study Due June 30

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) released the draft San Lorenzo Valley Schools Circulation and Access Study for review and public comment on May 5,2023. Comments from stakeholders and the public are due to the RTC by 12 p.m. …
(06/14/2023)

Highway 1 Project Between Soquel and 41st Continues Next Week with Daytime and Overnight Work

Construction will continue next week on a project to construct north and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on Highway 1 between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive interchanges and to construct a new bicycle and pedestrian overcross…
(06/08/2023)

Public Hearing on Highway 1 Auxiliary Lane, Bus-On-Shoulder & Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Project Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will hold a public hearing to solicit community input on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (DEIR/EA) for the proposed Highway 1 Auxiliary Lane/Bus-on-Shoulder (Sta…
(05/26/2023)
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