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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]

Draft Rail Service Operator Agreement Now Available

The draft agreement for a new rail service operator along the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line is available for public review. The RTC will consider the Draft Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Operating  ... [Read More]

SCCRTC Announces New Transportation-Related Speaker Series

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is pleased to announce the launch of its Innovators in Transportation Speaker Series. Through this series of educational and informative talks  ... [Read More]

Executive Director George Dondero to Retire

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) announced that Executive Director George Dondero will retire in December 2018. Since joining the RTC in 2006, Dondero has been  ... [Read More]

RTC Supports Protecting and Maintaining Transportation Revenues

Without Senate Bill 1 funds, new projects, road maintenance and jobs in Santa Cruz County will be in jeopardy. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (Commission) voted on March 1,  ... [Read More]