Today’s Headlines

  • Senate Caves, Transpo Bill With May Extension Heads to Obama (Politico, The Hill)
  • California High-Speed Rail Clears Major Hurdle in Court (LAT)
  • Minneapolis Plays Tricky Game in Projecting Light Rail Ridership (StarTrib)
  • One Possibility for FBI Move: The Greenbelt, Maryland, Metro Site (GGW)
  • Community Reinvestment Act Spreads to a Diverse Range of Projects (Governing)
  • San Antonio Mayor Says Streetcar on “Pause” (MySA)
  • Houston’s Bus Route Re-Do Inspires New Orleans Transit Advocates (Times-Picayune)
  • Public Transit Sees Uptick in Eastern Shore, Maryland (DelMarVa Now)
  • Santa Cruz Contemplates Passenger Rail (KAZU)
  • 94110

    For what it’s worth, passenger rail in Santa Cruz is likely a non starter (despite being legally required). Positive Train Control, level boarding, millions of dollars (in a smallish population area) for improved bridges, and when all that is done where does it leave pedestrians and bicyclists? All those bridges are single tracked with no room for both a train and a trail.

    It would also be difficult for a train to beat a bike in trip time along that corridor.