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Germantown hosts meeting about Amtrak fence proposal

Dec 18, 2018 12:37 am
Logan Weiss reports for Columbia-Greene Media that Scenic Hudson joined with the towns of Germantown and Rhinebeck, and the Germantown Waterfront Advisory Committee for a public information meeting Dec. 15 about Amtrak's proposal to wall off access to parts of the Hudson River locally. For two-and-a-half hours local residents and experts on the issue discussed river access and railroad safety. "There are different crossing systems that are active all over the country that are directly applicable here, that will cost less probably, than many of the other solutions already proposed,” Senior Vice President Steve Rosenberg, of Scenic Hudson, suggested. Several town boards and community groups have opposed Amtrak's initial plan. “Today’s information session was for us to discuss the issues involved with Amtrak’s proposal to install fences in our community, and get up to speed on viable alternatives from experts who have to plan for the public meetings with Amtrak that should be held in the coming months,” Germantown Town Supervisor Robert Beaury said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360.com.