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Railroad platforms seem to be off track

To the editor:

The state Department of Transportation presented a proposal for passenger platforms on the Adirondack Corridor to be located in Beaver River, Sabattis and Tupper Lake as a webinar. People could write in, call in or join on the web by computer.

Several hosts chaired by Eric Coulter were on hand to field comments and try to answer questions, many without answers.

It should have been obvious that the public was not impressed with spending an estimated $13 million tax for, at least the most remote two, platforms covered and lighted within the most popular snowmobile corridor in the Adirondacks. With one business and mostly modest camps at Beaver River and nothing at Sabattis, commenters were confounded, almost outraged at the scope and cost of the proposals bringing up many points that also condemned the state’s implementation of the unit management plan that will spend tens of millions to go from Thendara to Tupper Lake. Why?

See your tax dollars vanishing at www.dot.ny.gov/ADKRRPlatforms and comment.

Scott Thompson

Beaver River

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