Monterey County Weekly: State Restores Funding to Castroville Bike Path

Monterey County Weekly: State Restores Funding to Castroville Bike Path

Finding a way to get schoolkids, pedestrians and bicyclists over the train tracks in Castroville has been like a roller coaster ride recently.

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County, Union Pacific Railroad and Monterey County Public Works all came together to make a viable plan. TAMC successfully lobbied the state for $6.6 million in funding, and things were looking up.

Then Dec. 9, the California Transportation Commission voted to pull the Castroville pedestrian path from its list of projects, because revenue from California’s gas tax has been lower than projected, largely due to low oil prices.

That left project proponents feeling disappointed, after the project had been slated for construction in the summer of 2016.

But now, it’s back on schedule.

To read more of Sara Rubin’ story, click here:

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/blogs/news_blog/state-restores-funding-to-castroville-bike-path/article_0718812e-bb20-11e5-a998-23e014852e37.html