"It’s unstated and uncertain just who might build this rail line or where the money will come from."
Big Bob neglected to mention that Security National is drumming up support in capital markets for the rail link. But what do little details like that matter when NCJ has their axe to grind?
GFY, Pete Nichols. You're just another poser like the rest of the "experts" at Baykeeper, EPIC, NCEC, HWC, and so forth.
Point 5 is kind of weird. I always thought forest products were exported across the blue Pacific on ships, not trucks.
Monte nailed it. Talk of railbanking while use of the rail line is under consideration is putting the cart before the horse. Wait until the status of the line for future rail use is determined. NCJ's view of railroad feasibility is colored by their zeal to convert the Arcata Bay rail line to a trail. There are straighter shots for improving bicycle access between Arcata and Eureka.
Is Ryan Burns' screed what you would consider a feasibility study?
Advocates of a bike trail might consider whether improvements on the 101 safety corridor might be a better vehicle for improving bike access from Eureka to points north. If there could be improved bike access between Eureka and Indianola, it would make a huge difference.
Matt, the issues with the Wildcat grade are due to the low standard of the road. The issues with the regional highways are more serious.
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