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Johnstown Rail Trail work proposed

January 22, 2014

JOHNSTOWN — A proposed Fulton County Rail Trail safety improvement project in the city is estimated to cost about $350,000 and could begin in 2015 with alterations to two high-profile crossings,......

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Jan-23-14 12:50 PM

(2) They must have some of the same concerns, but, thousands from as far as Jersey go there throughout the winter. I wonder if that brings in any revenue to the towns up there.

I know it is easier for me to talk about it then the enormous work that would need to go into such a project. With the right conditions, patrolling, etc., there may be some light somewhere. There'll be problems for sure. The local clubs could possibly help along with others. We just seem to be losing out on a great opportunity when snow is here.

Thanks for letting me rant. Dumb idea probably. Just always wanted to mention this for a long time. Thanks again and enjoy your day. Sorry for any typos, as I'm not really good at this.

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Jan-23-14 12:41 PM

The Rail Trail. Been around for years and always a "plan". I may not have all the facts regarding funding for the trail. However, is this an "investment". Currently, what revenue does the trail bring to the area? Do people flock to the area and start a journey over to Fonda and beyond? I guess the motels and eateries make out during the treks. This area is in somewhat of a snowbelt at times. The subject of a snowmobile passage is never considered. Mayfield is the only community that tries to embrace the sport. But, don't touch the Mafield end of the Rail Trail. A passage using the trail could lead one from this area to central NY and beyond. Ever see the snowmobiles at Stewarts in Mayfield? I think they do well at times with the sale of gas and snacks. I do know there are a lot of fools on sleds (probably the case of no consideration). Insurance (we always hear that word). Has anyone in local government ever touch base with government in Old Forge? How do they pul

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Jan-22-14 2:54 PM

Wager they have no plans to allow motorized vehicles.....

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Jan-22-14 1:33 PM

Put in railroad gates. Oh that's right; them people in pj's might have to wait for traffic.

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