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Another look at rail line from Humboldt to Sacramento Valley

Another look at rail line from Humboldt to Sacramento Valley

Jack Durham Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Although restoring rail service to Humboldt County was deemed “likely to be both high cost and high risk” in a 2013 feasibility study, rail enthusiasts are optimistic that a new study will paint a much rosier picture of building a line from Humboldt Bay to the Sacramento Valley.

Another look at rail line from Humboldt to Sacramento Valley

Jack Durham Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Although restoring rail service to Humboldt County was deemed “likely to be both high cost and high risk” in a 2013 feasibility study, rail enthusiasts are optimistic that a new study will paint a much rosier picture of building a line from Humboldt Bay to the Sacramento Valley.

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 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and socially influential, giving the NCRA new credibility and rendering the previous “rail versus trail” debate as outdated.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

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