NCRA Rears Its [Ugly] Head
Once again, the North Coast Railroad Authority is in the news. Looks like the Califoria Transportation Commission is giving them something like $43 million for repairs of the rail line from Willits southward.
At first glance I thought the money would be for the line north of Willits to Humboldt Bay. Let's hope not. Why throw good money after bad?
But, not to be disappointed, reading further we see that the NCRA will be trying to get their piece of the pie of recently passed Prop. 1B. I wouldn't be surprised if they end up getting some of it- Millons of more dollars thrown into the bottomless pit of the Willits/ Eureka rail line.
This rail line sure has a life of its own. I don't know how functional the line is down in Mendocino and Sonoma counties, but Humboldt's line has ran its course, as far as I'm concerned.
Unless our line can magically come up with millions, if not billions, of dollars worth of cargo to make it worthwhile to maintain, we should just lay it to rest. I'll never understand the push to revive this rail line. Somebody must be making all kinds of money on it even without any traffic.