NCRA Article Archive

Questions and Answers about the NCRA
By former commissioner Bernie Meyers

2018

U.S. Supreme Court Roundfiles NCRA’s Appeal, McGuire Bill to Dismantle Agency Progresses Through Legislature

Friends of the Eel River Cautiously Optimistic About Great Redwood Trail Act

It’s Official: Senator Mike McGuire Introduces ‘Great Redwood Trail Act’

All the Fight Has Gone Out of the North Coast Railroad Authority

END OF THE LINE? State Senator Mike McGuire Drafting Legislation to Dissolve NCRA, Form ‘Great Redwood Trail Agency’ to Manage Humboldt, Mendocino Assets

North Coast Rail Agency Faulted by State Commission for Vague Financial Plan

The NCRA’s ‘Plan’: A Grifter’s Pitch for Suckers

Under Pressure from State Regulators, North Coast Railroad Authority Signals That It’s Willing to Railbank its Tracks Through the Eel River Canyon – For a Price

2017

Citing ‘Uncertain Future’, California Transportation Commission Calls for Special Committee to Hash Out What to Do With the NCRA

North Coast Railroad Authority Seeks Permission to Ignore State Law from the Supreme Court of the United States

Government Railroad Agency Says It’s Still Looking to Bring Trains Back to Humboldt County, Even as its Finances and Fortunes Spiral Downward

State Transportation Commission Raises Eyebrow at North Coast Railroad Authority Finances, Asks the Perennially Beleaguered Agency to Prepare “Shutdown Plan”

Hazardous Tankers Here to Stay

2016

SMART Prevents More Deliveries of Gas-Filled Cars to Schellville

Officials Raise Alarm Over 2.4 Million Gallons of Flammable Gas Parked in Rail Cars South of Sonoma

2015

Farm Bureaus Jump into Supreme Court High-Speed Rail Case

State Owned NCRA Asserts its Right to Ignore State Law

Rail Case Heading for State Supreme Court

2013

NCRA Directory Gives Agency a Withering Indictment on his Way Out the Door

Bernie Meyer’s Farewell Report

Highspeed Rail Agency Says Federal Law Trumps State Environmental Rules

The Disappearing Railroad Blues

Off The Tracks

North Coast Railroad Authority Goes Rogue

CEQA Key to Holding Railroad Authority Accountable

2012

North Coast Railroad Director: Lets Stop Throwing Money Down a Black Hole

Why NCRA Needs Help With Lease Negotiations

2011

North Coast Railroad Authority: ‘We Dont Have To Follow Your Laws’

2009

Toxic Cleanup Must Come Before Freight

2008

Railroad Proposals Under Scrutiny

2007

Freight Trains Raise Ruckus in Novato

The Railroad Dilemma

2006

Train Whistling in the Wind