Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is holding a Transportation Policy Workshop this morning. The workshop will begin at 9:00 o’clock, and will be held in the offices of the Transportation Commission, located at 1523 Pacific Avenue, in downtown Santa Cruz. If you have some time this morning, you are definitely invited to attend this Workshop.
The Commission itself is a “who’s who” of local elected officials, most of whom I assume will be attending. The list includes all members of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, and City Council Members from Capitola, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, and the City of Santa Cruz. Three members of the Board of Directors of the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District also serve on the Commission. You can check out the membership of the Commission, and review today’s Workshop agenda, by finding your way to kusp.org/landuse.
The main item on the agenda for this morning’s Workshop is a discussion of proposed passenger rail service on the Santa Cruz Branch Line, once it is fully in public ownership. How we are going to use “our” railroad line? It is an important topic. A decision about who is going to operate the local service is obviously important. Other tasks needed to conclude the acquisition include: finalizing purchase documents, completing the escrow process, and purchasing necessary insurance policies.
Remember, you’re invited to the meeting this morning!