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A History of Efforts to Revive Rail in Santa Cruz County, Up to Greenway and Measure D

The folks at Santa Cruz Trains have prepared a comprehensive history of efforts to revive rail passenger service in Santa Cruz County, up to the current Measure D placed on the June 7th, 2022 ballot by Santa Cruz Greenway. https://www.santacruztrains.com/2022/05/curiosities-returning-commuter-service.html

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April-September 2022 Cal Rail News Online

The California Rail News for April to September 2022 is now online at www.calrailnews.org/current. This issue focuses on Measure D in Santa Cruz County, which would destroy possibilities for rail forever if passed.

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July-November California Rail News Now Online

The latest California Rail News in more than a year is now online. See http://www.calrailnews.org/current/

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TRAC Position Paper: How the LOSSAN Corridor Can Do More for Southern Californians

The next issue of California Rail News will carry a major article on the future of the LOSSAN Corridor by Greg Thompson, PhD and Sandra Bauer. That article will be an excerpt of a longer paper titled “How the LOSSAN … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy New Tier 4 Locomotives

By David Schonbrunn, TRAC President Editor’s Note: These comments were sent by TRAC’s President to Metrolink, days before their Board directed staff to find grants to fund the purchase of 10-15 new Tier 4 diesel locomotives at $10.3 million a … Continue reading

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TRAC files STB response, challenging transfer of freight rights to SMART

By David Schonbrunn, President of TRAC In response to the threats to the Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP, which spans over 300 miles from Larkspur Landing in Marin County to Samoa in Humboldt County), the Train Riders Association of California (TRAC) … Continue reading

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