Monday, March 19, 2018

Fences Along the Hudson

As we have reported, Amtrak is proposing installing fencing along the river to keep pedestrians and vehicles out of its right of way and impeding access to the river at eight locations between Rhinecliff and Stuyvesant. This doesn't affect Hudson, but it does affect river communities south and north of here.

The proposal submitted by Amtrak to the Department of State can be read here. A public comment period about the proposed project began on March 14 and continues until 4:30 p.m. on March 29. There is an effort to get the comment period extended, but for now assume that next Thursday is the deadline for making your opinion known about this proposal. Comments can be mailed to Matthew Maraglio, New York State Department of State, Office of Planning, Development & Community Infrastructure, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1010, Albany, NY 12231 or emailed to cr@dos.ny.gov

There is also a petition opposing the proposed fencing: "Stop Amtrak's Fence Along the Hudson!" To sign that petition, click here
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