New York State representatives were on hand at View to talk to members of the public about proposed changes to the Adirondack Railroad Corridor between Remsen and Lake Placid.
The corridor known as the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor (RLPTC) is governed by a Unit Management Plan (UMP) that was last updated in 1996.
Rob Davies of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), said the state is interested the public’s answers to three questions. Continue reading
The State Departments of Environ-mental Conservation (DEC) and Trans-porta-tion (DOT) announced Wednesday that they will reopen for review the 1996 Unit Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (1996 UMP/EIS) for the Remsen–Lake Placid Travel Corridor.
This is in response to public interest, said DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald. Continue reading
Over 150 citizens gathered for a public meeting at the Town of Webb Park Avenue Building in Old Forge on Monday, September 9 to discuss the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor with officials representing the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Transportation.
The purpose of the meeting was to gather comments from the public and stakeholder groups about “where we’ve been and where we might go” in regards to the corridor, a 119-mile rail line that runs from Remsen through Thendara, Big Moose, Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake to Lake Placid.
Rob Davies, Director of Division of Lands and Forests for the DEC and co-chair of this initiative, told the audience that their objective was to review the 1996 Unit Management Plan and determine whether it should be revised, amended, or remain as is.
The Central Adirondack Association Board of Directors passed a resolution on Thursday, September 5 in support of maintaining the rail and recreation trail system on the Remsen-Lake Placid travel corridor.
The resolution supports the original concept of the 1995 DEC Unit Management Plan for the railroad corridor, which provides for the development of rail service and a recreational trail.
In the resolution, the CAA directors acknowledge the proven economic impact of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for the local communities, the historical and cultural significance of the railroad, and the access provided by the railroad for the physically challenged.