Tag Archive for High Speed Rail

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 ūüėČ 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 ‚ÄĒ including the C&O Canal Towpath that stretches from…

Time is running out! The deadline for Public Comment is March 24

There are only two days left to comment. High Speed Rail is on the way. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the New York State Department of¬†Transportation (NYSDOT) have completed a Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to evaluate proposed system improvements to intercity passenger rail services along ¬†the 463-mile Empire Rail Corridor, connecting Penn Station in New York…

A Quick Recap of Last Night’s High Speed Rail Public Hearing

For those of you following the action, here are the cliff’s notes of the meeting. Supporters of the Livingston Avenue Bridge made a strong showing for the NYSDOT / FRA public heariing on the Tier I Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) public hearing for High Speed Rail. We were joined by Reclaim our Waterfront, PAUSE, NYBC, ABC, and many individuals.…

Livingston Avenue Bridge Media Advisory

NYSDOT & Federal Rail to host Public Hearing on High Speed Rail, future of Livingston Avenue Bridge held in balance ¬† When:¬†Tuesday, March 4, 2014; Open House 4-8 p.m. and Public Hearing 6-8 p.m.¬† ¬† Where:¬†Albany Nanotech Complex, 257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203 ¬† Who:¬†State and Federal transportation agencies, elected officials, county and local planning and economic development officials,…