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Update: State proposes changes to Remsen-Lake Placid Rail Corridor

Posted by Matt Ryan on

Here's an update to a story we brought you last October on the rail-trail debate in the Adirondacks.  

Wednesday the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation announced a plan to amend the Unit Management Plan for the Remsen to Lake Placid corridor and turn the stretch of railroad that runs from Tupper Lake to the Olympic village into a multipurpose trail.  The agencies will be opening up a public comment period for the proposed amendment, along with possible changes to boost rail service on the other stretch of the 119 mile railroad and also expand current snowmobile routes in the corridor.  No word yet on when the comment period will begin or when public hearings may be.  Check out what DEC Commissioner Joe Martens had to day about the plan in the clip above.

Get caught up on the issue by checking out our program above, which was honored with a New York State Broadcasters Award last month in New York City.

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