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Important May 1st SMART meeting
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  This next SMART board meeting will have a presentation of the feasibility of connecting Novato to Suisun. This is a state funded study. It should be interest to attend.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sotelo May 11.

Top Ten California Railroad Projects funded by SB-1
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   This is only a couple of days old but the tenth project is for 970K.Pilot program: Services to fill the Gaps- Evaluate opportunities and fund pilot services to fill gaps in the state intercity…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sotelo Mar 11.

Auburn Street Bridge is being refurbished/replaced

   The work started on the 15th. The project will continue on the 22nd and 23rd of this month. This bridge is right under highway 101. It sure would be great to get some pictures of this event for…Continue

Started Sep 18, 2018

California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
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   There are many changes to the Northwestern Pacific Right of Way.    1) Ends NCRA    2) Smart will have the right of way all the way up Willits.    3) SMART will takeover all of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sotelo Oct 16, 2018.

 

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May 14
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Important May 1st SMART meeting
" There are two Novato to Suisun feasibility studies on the SMART website.  The one released May 3rd is 93 pages long with a letter from Manisourian to California dept. of transportation. The other study is only 39 pages long. Among…"
May 11
Richard C. Brand and Richard Sotelo are now friends
May 6
Richard Sotelo replied to Luketherailfan's discussion North End Service
"You are absolutely right. There is no Petaluma County. What was I thinking?   Poorly written or not it is the law. Many of the provisions will take years to work out. The Smart Board is right in it's belief that the complete line from…"
May 6
Richard Sotelo replied to Luketherailfan's discussion North End Service
" There is a possibility that SMART could be the beneficiary of the Right-of-Way north of Cloverdale all way to and including Willits. Anything north of Willits will be the beginning of the Trail through Eel River Canyon. Since that is Mendocino…"
May 6
Richard Sotelo replied to Luketherailfan's discussion North End Service
" Check out SB-1029. I could be wrong. The state legislature will have to make the decisions after the report is completed."
May 6
Richard C. Brand replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Important May 1st SMART meeting
"eBay??? Seriously I wondered about that too as a new bridge is very expensive.  The engineer said the existing bridge is not salvageable and replacement is required."
May 4
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Important May 1st SMART meeting
" I wonder. Where does one find a used railroad bridge? I know the Petaluma river bridge was once in service at Galveston, TX. Coos Bay Railroad just finished a major overhaul of a swing bridge."
May 4
Richard Sotelo replied to Luketherailfan's discussion North End Service
"  The short answer is maybe yes. With the passage of SB-1029, last session. The transportation Agency and the Natural Resources Agency are tasked with a report that is due before July,1 2020. This report will give the legislature many…"
May 3
Richard C. Brand replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Important May 1st SMART meeting
"All good questions.  As to funding that question did come up with the board members who represent voters in Sonoma and Marin County who were promised Cloverdale to Larkspur.  This extension into Napa County would have to funded in part by…"
May 2
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Important May 1st SMART meeting
" I read the report myself and support option #2. But I also have ideas and questions. Since this rail line is partially in Napa and Solano counties, do they have to hold elections to be included in SMART. Will the state contribute funds?…"
May 2
Michael H Harrison replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Important May 1st SMART meeting
"I read the report on SMART's site. I would support Option 2 more... I did notice that there is a huge contingency budget on their estimates. Not that its a bad thing, but I think SMART doesn't want to have another "we broke"…"
May 2
Dave S. replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Important May 1st SMART meeting
May 2
Richard C. Brand replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Important May 1st SMART meeting
"It was a good presentation.  I am impressed with SMART's Chief Engineer and his data.  But they had NO passenger demand data from the State Transportation Authority (STA) who were the drivers to have SMART do this study which was…"
May 1
Nico replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Important May 1st SMART meeting
"I see. Would be cool if Amtrak used the vacant lots behind the stations in Santa Rosa and Petaluma as terminals."
May 1

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At 3:43pm on July 13, 2012, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Richard! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. We're adding content daily and actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested. Regards,

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