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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. As the Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission takes its next steps towards studying the nuts and bolts of what an integrated rail and trail could look like for the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line, Christine Barrington continues her Rail-Trail series and digs into common questions and conundrums that have beset the project.  

This is episode #3 in a 5-part series and features former Regional Transportation Commission Executive Directors Linda Wilshusen (1985-2005) and George Dondero (2006-2018) along with Board members of Friends of the Rail and Trail: Barry Scott, Sally Arnold and Bruce Sawhill.

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission: Zero Emission Passenger Rail & Trail Project Study

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#1) The Rail & Trail: Visiting the Past; Finding the Future

#2) The Rail & Trail Part 2: 2206-2018: George Dondero, Cory Caletti and John Leopold

#3 Questions and Conundrums

#4) Friends of the Rail and Trail

#5) The Rail and Trail in Watsonville and Beyond

Bonus show: Mitigating Environmental Impacts of the Rail and Trail with Senior Ecologist Justin Davilla