Oneida County Tourism Board supports expansion of Ad’k rail service

Resolution cites corridor plan which includes winter sports objectives, snowmobiling

The Oneida County Tourism Board of Directors passed a resolution in support of the Adirondack Scenic Rail-road’s efforts to rehabilitate rail service from Remsen to Lake Placid at a meeting held on Tuesday, March 26.

The board, which had previously sponsored the Adirondack Scenic Railroad North Country Regional Economic Impact Analysis, passed the resolution with a vote of seven ayes, one abstained, and three absent.

The resolution cites the mixed-use management objectives of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Final Management Plan which supports infrastructure and access to the corridor essential for New York’s winter sports industry, specifically snowmobiling.

It also supports the rehabilitation of the remainder of the infrastructure from Remsen to Lake Placid for spring, summer, and fall rail service, while preserving usage of the rail corridor for winter sports, which would support economic development through increased tourism.

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