A countywide transportation commission voted on Thursday, June 4, to move forward with in-depth analysis of four possible options for the future of Santa Cruz County’s rail trail corridor.
The leading options right now before the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) include bus rapid transit, electric light rail, an electric commuter train, and a mix of the train and bus options.
This despite being challenged with documented evidence and a conceptual PRT study indicating numerous flaws and biases in the official analysis. This result is further evidence that some transportation professionals just will not take the trouble to even attempt to understand PRT. While it is easy for the user to use, it seems too complicated for the average planner to understand.