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RTC to Host Second Round of Community Open Houses for Zero Emission Passenger Rail and Trail Project  

June 7, 2024

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is hosting two community open houses to solicit the public’s feedback on the next phase of development for the Zero Emission Passenger Rail and Trail Project. The project proposes new high-capacity passenger rail service and stations on approximately 22 miles of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line […]

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Community Invited to North Coast Rail Trail Groundbreaking on June 20

June 4, 2024

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission invites the community to celebrate the groundbreaking for the North Coast Rail Trail on Thursday, June 20, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz. The North Coast Rail Trail Project is a 7.5-mile multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trail extending along the railroad […]

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Full Closure of Highway 1 on Schedule for April 6-7

April 5, 2024

A 24-hour full closure of Highway 1 in Capitola will be in effect starting Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. and ending Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Crews will use this 24-hour closure to demolish the Capitola Ave. bridge overcrossing. This work is weather dependent. This demolition work is associated with an ongoing project […]

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Final EIR for Coastal Rail Trail Segments 10 & 11 Now Available

March 6, 2024

The County of Santa Cruz, as Lead Agency, in coordination with the City of Capitola, and the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, has completed a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Coastal Rail Trail Segments 10 and 11 Project. A Draft EIR was prepared and circulated for a 60-day public review and comment […]

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Capitola Ave Overcrossing at Hwy 1 Set for Long-Term Closure

March 1, 2024

Highway 1 Corridor Project Between Bay/Porter and State Park to Begin with Closure and Demolition of Capitola Avenue Overcrossing Work is underway on a project to construct north and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on Highway 1 between the Bay Avenue/Porter Street and State Park Drive interchanges. This project will also construct a bicycle/pedestrian […]

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Applications Being Accepted for Measure D Oversight Committee Districts 2 & 4 Representatives

January 16, 2024

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is currently accepting applications for the Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee for representatives from Districts 2 & 4. This independent oversight committee will be tasked with reviewing how the funds generated by the transportation tax are being spent. The responsibilities of the Committee include: Reviewing Expenditure Plan […]

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2024 Annual Public Notice of Appointed Committee Elections

January 16, 2024

Public participation is an integral part of the transportation planning process. The RTC has three advisory committees comprised of community volunteers. Community members are encouraged to volunteer their time by serving on one of these committees and work with the RTC to build a vibrant, sustainable, and equitable transportation system in Santa Cruz County. Each […]

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Hwy 1 Overnight and Daytime Lane and Ramp Closures Taking Place This Week (Jan 15-18)

January 15, 2024

Highway 1 Full Overnight Closures For Monday Jan. 15, travelers will encounter a full closure of northbound Hwy 1 between 41st Ave. and Soquel Dr. This full closure will be in effect between 10 pm and 4:30 am. One northbound lane will be closed 1 hour prior to and one-half hour after the full closure. One […]

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CANCELLED: Daytime Closure of Southbound Highway 1 Onramp at Westbound 41st Avenue Set for Jan. 2-4

December 30, 2023

CANCELLED: This week’s closure of the onramp to southbound Hwy1 at 41st Avenue has been canceled due to poor weather. Updates to be provided when this work is rescheduled. Construction continues on a project to construct north and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on Highway 1 between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive interchanges […]

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RTC Board Appoints New Interim Executive Director

December 14, 2023

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has appointed Mitch Weiss, former executive director of the California Transportation Commission (CTC), as interim executive director for the agency. Weiss will temporarily replace former Executive Director Guy Preston, who retired on Dec. 1, 2023, while the RTC searches for a new permanent executive director. Weiss has […]

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