News Archive

Progressive Rail Inc. Begins Operations on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line

St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Co. LLC, a subsidiary of Progressive Rail Incorporated, began operating on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line on Aug. 16 to serve local businesses that depend on good  ... [Read More]

Public Comment Period for the Proposed North Coast Rail Trail Project Draft Environmental Impact Report Now Open

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed North Coast Rail Trail Project on Aug. 9. The 45-day public review  ... [Read More]

Notice of Public Review, Comments and Hearing for Draft Monterey Bay Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP): FFY 2018-19 to 2021-22

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) invites the public to comment on the Draft Monterey Bay Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP): FFY 2018-19 to 2021-22. The  ... [Read More]

Caltrans Division Chief Kyle Gradinger to Speak as Part of Innovators in Transportation Series

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission's Innovators in Transportation Speaker Series continues on Aug. 16 with Kyle Gradinger, Acting Division Chief of the Caltrans Division of Rail  ... [Read More]

RTC Approves Contract with Progressive Rail

The Regional Transportation Commission approved the Administration, Coordination and License Agreement with Progressive Rail for rail operations on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line at its June 14  ... [Read More]

Measure D Five-Year Project Deliverables Ready for Review

Measure D, the transportation improvement ballot measure for five transportation investment categories, passed by over 2/3 of Santa Cruz County voters in November 2016. Each year recipient agencies  ... [Read More]

RTC Response to Greenway’s Six Stories

Recently, Santa Cruz County Greenway posted a series of six stories on the “Case Against Progressive Rail” providing reasons why they think the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission  ... [Read More]

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Draft Rail Service Operator Agreement

As the RTC considers entering into an agreement with Progressive Railway to replace the agreement currently in place with Iowa Pacific Holdings the following questions and answers are provided in  ... [Read More]

Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Proposition 69 to Dedicate Revenues for Transportation Purposes

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), Santa Cruz METRO, and local public works departments applauded voters for overwhelmingly passing Proposition 69 this week. Prop 69,  ... [Read More]

RTC Response to Recent Claims that Staff Violated the Public Contract Code

In response to the recent claims that RTC staff violated the Public Contract Code section 20216(d), I would like to clear up a few points. First, to be clear, Public Contract Code section 20216  ... [Read More]