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Stillman ousted from NCRA

By Daniel Mintz Press Reporter   Division over the viability of railroad development is sure to spike now that trails-friendly Arcata Councilmember Alex Stillman has been pulled off the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) Board of Directors. The committee that appoints a city representative to the NCRA board met July 16 to re-evaluate Stillman’s appointment,

Alex Arduously Ousted From NCRA

After the meeting was adjourned, Newman was asked about the suggestion of closed door decision-making and why he was there instead of Jager. In a rush to get to the Eureka council meeting, Newman disregarded the question as a reporter walked beside him.

Stillman’s NCRA appointment challenged

Arcata Councilmember Alex Stillman’s recent appointment to the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) has disappointed railroad development advocates and one of them has questioned the appointment’s legality. The reaction to Stillman’s appointment has been strong enough to motivate the committee to re-examine it at its July 16 meeting. Stillman’s May 16 appointment to the NCRA’s

NCRA Withdraws EIR Certification

In a move that’s drawn divided interpretations, the North Coast Railroad Authority’s Board of Directors has voted to strike the certification of its environmental review of rail operations from Willits to Lombard. The action was described by representatives of the environmental groups that are suing the authority as a last-ditch effort to escape the requirements

NCRA Brokering Rail With Trail – December 22, 2012

The NCRA board decided to have the subcommittee focus on a rail with trail approach, in accordance with the agency’s policies. The group’s work has been productive and socially influential, giving the NCRA new credibility and rendering the previous “rail versus trail” debate as outdated.

Rail Vs. Trail = Fail – November 6, 2012

Rail supporters and trail advocates are at odds, sometimes bitterly, and McCowen recommended they collaborate instead. “If people want to advocate for rail only, if they want to advocate for trail only – that increases the odds that we get nothing,” he said.

NCRA Engineer: East-West Rail Line Not Feasible – October 10, 2012

Daniel Mintz Eye Correspondent HUMBOLDT – The contract engineer for the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) has ventured an opinion on the idea of developing an east-west rail connection, saying that it’s unfeasible. Dave Anderson of Anderson-Penna Partners, Inc., the NCRA’s contracted engineering firm, dropped something of a bombshell at a Sept. 28 meeting of