NY Reviewing Uses for Adirondack Rail Corridor

Jun 10, 2013

Remsen Railroad
Credit empirestatefuture.org

New York conservation and transportation regulators are beginning a review of how a 119-mile long rail line through the Adirondacks can be used in the future.

The Remsen Lake Placid Travel Corridor connecting Utica with Lake Placid has been managed under rules established in 1996, but the state wants the public to weigh in on how things might change.

About 100 miles are in the Adirondack Park, with the remaining 19 miles in the Tug Hill region.

The new review will weigh public and economic issues related to transportation and recreational uses of the corridor.

The agencies involved will schedule public forums on proposed changes during the review.

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