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ARTA actions violate rails-to-trails guideline

December 26, 2012
By Phil Gallos

Recently, I had a number of conversations with Carl Knoch. Carl is manager of trail development at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Northeast Regional Office. Readers of this newspaper are probably familiar with Carl's name, as he has worked with Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates on several occasions. He is also the lead author of a 57-page report on costs/benefits of eliminating rail infrastructure from the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor and replacing it with a recreational trail. That report, which was commissioned and paid for by ARTA and is being used by ARTA as a marketing tool and political persuader, has some serious problems. I called RTC officials to complain.



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