Amtrak has proposed installing fences and gates at eight locations between Rhinecliff and Stuyvesant designed to block access along miles of the east shore of the Hudson River in Dutchess and Columbia counties (between New York City and Albany). The New York State Department of State is conducting a Coastal Consistency Review to determine if Amtrak’s proposal is consistent with New York State’s established coastal policies. There was a public comment period that closed May 1. Thanks to everyone who submitted comments.

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018 a meeting was held at the Columbia County Office Building at 401 State Street in Hudson. Congressman John Faso organized the meeting between officials from Amtrak, NYSDOT and NYSDOS and the supervisors of Germantown, Stockport, Stuyvesant and Rhinebeck, as well as the mayors of Hudson and Tivoli. In addition to Congressman Faso, Assemblymember Didi Barrett and the chief of staff for Senator Marchione participated in the meeting.

As a result of this meeting, Amtrak has agreed to hold public meetings to provide details of its plan for each community and to hear from our respective stakeholders.

Documents 

Germantown Waterfront Committee Press Releases and White Papers

Media Coverage

Historical Context