Dec. 15th Forum Documents

The public forum “Balancing Passenger Rail Safety with Public River Access” attracted over 110 people to express their opposition to Amtrak’s plans to install gates and fences along the Hudson in Dutchess and Columbia counties.

NEW Forum Photos

Forum photos page.

NEW Full Video of the Forum

Thanks to Karl Sipperley of Panda TV, the full video of the forum is available on YouTube.

Forum Video Table of Contents
0:40 - 6:40Supervisor Robert Beaury - Town of Germantown46:22 - 58:15Q & A - Led by Jeff Anzevino
6:40 - 11:50Supervisor Elizabeth Spinzia - Town of Rhinebeck58:15 - 1:18:26Peter Melewski - McLaren Engineering
11:50 - 17:00Steve Rosenberg - SVP for Scenic Hudson1:18:26 - 1:25:23Larry North - Magnetic Railway Gates
17:00 - 30:40Jeff Anzevino - Scenic Hudson1:25:23 - 1:37:23Jen Crawford - Waterfront Advisory Committee, Town of Germantown
30:40 - 33:55Gina Giuliano - Village Trustee for town of Castleton-on-Hudson1:37:23 - 1:48:23Q & A
33:55 - 42:22Kaare Christian - Waterfront Advisory Committee, Town of Germantown1:48:23 - 1:51:00Didi Barrett - New York State Assembly
42:22 - 46:22Mayor Joel Griffith - Town of Tivoli

Presentations and documents from the Forum:

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• Jeff Anzevino, Scenic Hudson: The State of River Access
• Gina Giuliano, Trustee, Village of Castleton-on-Hudson
• Peter Melewski, PE, National Director of Strategic Planning, McLaren: Balancing Passenger Rail Safety with Public River Access
• Larry North: Magnetic Railway Gates
• Jen Crawford, Germantown Waterfront Advisory Committee: Creating Safe Public Access Along Rail Lines
• Kaare Christian, Germantown Waterfront Advisory Committee: Shoreline Rail With Trail on the Germantown Waterfront
• Jo Hills, Germantown Waterfront Advisory Committee: Recreation on the Germantown Waterfront

Mclaren White Paper

At-Grade Passenger Rail Pedestrian & Trail Crossings, Empire Corridor South

Background information on Rail With Trail and related topics:

The original announcement that appeared on GatesGate.