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Albany-Hudson Electric Trail could cost $40M

Aug 09, 2017 7:30 am
The Times Union is reporting the proposed 35-mile long Albany to Hudson Electric Trail is expected to cost $35 million to $40 million to build. The shared-use bicycling and pedestrian pathway will go from Hudson to Rensselaer, running through Rensselaer and Columbia counties. The proposed trail follows the old trolley line that linked the two cities in the early 20th century. It will run from Rensselaer through East Greenbush, Schodack, and Nassau, then through Chatham, Kinderhook, Valatie, Kinderhook, Stuyvesant, Stockport, and Greenport to Hudson. The Albany-Hudson Electric Trail will be part of a 750-mile hiking and biking Empire State Trail that will go from New York City to Canada, and from Albany to Buffalo. A public information meeting on the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail will be held 6 p.m., Thu., Aug. 10 at Ichabod Crane High School, 2910 Route 9, Valatie. The draft concept plan for the trail is available for review online at www [dot] ahettrail [dot] org. Read the full story in the Times Union.
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