Thank you for the “Growing Pains” article (GT, 8/25). Great reporting. Showed many takes on what is at stake.
Greenway is an organization that promotes removing the rails from the train right of way. I heard that the financial backing comes from some big ag interests. They stand to gain acreage from the right of way along ag land in Watsonville area if trains no longer use it. My supervisor, Manu Koenig, was strongly connected to Greenway before he ran for office. Greenway promoted a successful City of Capitola measure three years ago which attempted to stifle plans for keeping the trains on the right of way.
I favor keeping train options on the right of way, knowing what commute problems exist on Highway One.
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