State approves $14.2M, clearing the w...

State approves $14.2M, clearing the way for Santa Cruz County to purchase UP rail line

There are 2 comments on the San Jose Mercury News story from Jan 19, 2011, titled State approves $14.2M, clearing the way for Santa Cruz County to purchase UP rail line. In it, San Jose Mercury News reports that:

The California Transportation Commission voted 10-1 on Wednesday to grant the county $14.2 million to acquire 32 miles of rail line from Watsonville to Davenport after a commissioner cut a surprising, last-minute deal for Union Pacific to drop its price.

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Derailment Ahead

San Jose, CA

#1 Jan 22, 2011
Looks like drastic cuts at Caltrain so Santa Cruz can have a dinner train. I wonder whom the SCCRTC will rob to come up with the 250,000.00 they promised the CTC commissioners this week.

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Jan 24, 2011
It will come from Metro, Library, more job cuts and loss of services. I can see the reason for wanting this, but I don't see the reason for doing it. I'm lining up, already, for the lawsuit line--"That d--n train ran over my foot!"

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