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Schumer to Amtrak: Use federal windfall to fix key Albany train bridge

Could this Tuesday be giving to Albany? ALBANY — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer is urging Amtrak to prioritize repairing the historic 120-year-old Livingston Avenue Bridge that carries rail service across the Hudson River from Rensselaer to Albany. We’ve been so happy to have the Senator’s support of the walkway. Read more about it here: https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Schumer-to-Amtrak-Use-federal-windfall-to-fix-16663015.php?IPID=Times-Union-HP-CP-Spotlight

The Federal Transportation Bill can have a Big Impact Here.

“In panel discussion this morning hosted by the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce and the Albany International Airport, the question was asked: what would you do with an infusion of federal infrastructure money?   Amtrak, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, needs to adapt if it wants to be around another 50 years, according to Jane Brophy, Amtrak’s Senior Manager…

Cautious Optimism

On May 26, the Livingston Avenue Bridge Coalition received a letter from the Federal Rail Administration. “The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is writing to invite your organization to participate in consultation pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (Section I 06) for the Livingston Avenue Bridge Replacement Project (Project) in the cities…

Tell Amtrak “If you promote it, support it!” Plenty Within Walking and Cycling Distance of the Rensselaer Amtrak Station

For an upcoming 2015 issue of Amtrak Magazine, contributor Traci Suppa is looking for information on attractions and events taking place this year in any of the cities or towns served by Amtrak in New York State, as well as the terminus stops in Montreal, Toronto, and Vermont on the Adirondack, Maple Leaf, and Ethan Allen Express lines. This includes our…

Streetsblog: “Why It Makes Sense to Add Biking and Walking Routes Along Active Rail Lines”

Thanks to Streetsblog for the press, albeit it was about Rails with Trails in general, but hey – we’ll take it Let’s face it – rail corridors often present themselves as potential multiple use corridors. Why? Well, read the article, but here’s a snippet: They utilize antiquated infrastructure. Many rail-trails — including the C&O Canal Towpath that stretches from the…