California Government Code Sec. § 93003 The Legislature finds and declares that maintaining railroad service to the north coast area of California will provide economic benefits and, in addition, do all of the following: (a) Ensure continuing passenger and freight railroad service to the north coast area. (b) Explore opportunities for the improvement of rail service extending from Humboldt County through Mendocino County, and the potential extension of rail service to Del Norte County. (c) Enhance tourist access to the north coast area and encourage the establishment of tourist-related facilities. (d) Reduce reliance on motor vehicles and encourage the use of rail service as an alternative transportation means. (e) Reduce traffic congestion on and deterioration of State Highway Route 101. (f) Provide convenient and attractive transportation service for residents of and visitors to the north coast area.