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Archive for August, 2007

Commuter Rail Plan Wins Favor


Santa Barbara city leaders voiced their support of a commuter rail plan for Santa Barbara and Ventura counties at yesterday’s City Council meeting.
The Council unanimously approved On-TRAC, a plan developed by the Council’s Rail Subcommittee outlining the challenges and initial steps necessary to implement a commuter rail in the Santa Barbara corridor.

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Montecito Safe Routes News


COAST is very excited about this, our newest, project. Thanks to a grant from the Green Park Foundation, COAST is working with Montecito residents, the supervisor’s office and county public works officials to create a footpath along San Ysidro Road that would enhance the beauty of the street and give people young and old the chance to enjoy it in safety.


We are making great strides towards the realization of a walking path on San Ysidro Road.  Many residents have shown their enthusiasm for the project by writing letters of support to Public Works and Supervisor Carbajal.  Additionally, Public Works as almost completed the preliminary study of the feasibility and requirements for the path.

The support of a walking path has prompted pedestrian safety awareness and traffic reduction measures elsewhere.  The Montecito Union School (MUS) has approved a trial school bus system for the upcoming school year and a carpool plan is in the works.  With all these wonderful ideas, parents will have several alternatives to driving when getting their children to school this fall.

Updates will continue to be posted and COAST’s Montecito Safe Routes program will have a table at MUS’s Back to School Day to answer questions and provide parents and educators with materials and information.