July 2014

Save the Date! July 17 Passenger Rail Study Workshop on Goals, Objectives, Potential Stations, and Service Scenarios

You are invited to be a collaborative partner in the Santa Cruz County Passenger Rail Study.

This study will help us understand whether commuter or intercity passenger rail service is feasible on the newly acquired 32-mile Santa Cruz Branch Rail Corridor, how many people rail transit might transport, what it would cost, what types of funding are available, and how it might be phased to meet future demand.

The first workshop will be held:
Thursday, July 17, 6:30 pm
Live Oak Senior Center
1777 Capitola Road at 17th Avenue
Served by Metro Bus route 69A or 69W

The workshop will feature an overview of the study and seek your feedback on the following:
• Goals and Objectives for rail transit in our area
• Service Scenarios – which route segments, stations and schedules should be selected for detailed ridership and cost analysis

An online survey will also be available for those unable to attend. The survey link will be sent prior to the workshop.

Public engagement at every stage of the Passenger Rail Study is encouraged. Questions or comments can be directed to the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC). Please check the project website regularly for project updates: https://www.sccrtc.org/projects/rail/passenger-rail/

In addition to YOU, the Project Team for the Passenger Rail Service feasibility analysis includes the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, the Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway and Caltrans, with funding provided by a competitively awarded Caltrans Transit Planning grant.

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