Are you looking forward to the day when you’ll be able to hop on a train in Aptos and travel quickly, smoothly, and cheaply into Capitola or downtown Santa Cruz? Or do you fear that such a train project would be a $300 million boondoggle, be snarled up for years by lawsuits and environmental impact reports, require heavy subsidies for ongoing operation, suck up transportation system dollars that could be much better spent elsewhere, and shatter the peace and quiet of the Aptos neighborhoods through which the train would travel?
Whatever your position on Santa Cruz passenger rail, the time for you to make that position known is now. The Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is holding the first of several workshops regarding their ongoing passenger rail study, this July 17th @ 6:30 PM at the Live Oak Senior Center (1777 Capitola Road near 17th Ave, Santa Cruz).
If you are unable to attend the meeting, there is an on-line survey which the RTC has put together so that residents can still make their opinions known.
The future of the Santa Cruz rail corridor is very important to Aptos, as it will shape the character and shape of our area going forward. If you can’t attend the meeting on July 17th, please at least take some time out of your day to respond to the online survey and give your input to the RTC.