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Santa Cruz - May 2003
   

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Santa Cruz — Trolley Plan

Rail Transit Online, May 2003

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission in the near future hopes to have enough money for the purchase of a Union Pacific rail line between Davenport and Watsonville that could be used for a new streetcar or historic trolley line.  The commission already has $10 million of the approximately $22 million being asked by the railroad and has instructed its staff to draw up a draft application for an $11-million grant from voter-approved Proposition 116, the Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act.  The tracks are within walking distance of every tourist attraction in the county, and a rail line could not only attract visitors but also get them to travel by public transportation instead of by car.

 

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