ALBANY, N.Y.--Six public hearings were announced by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commisioner Joan McDonald on Monday.
The hearings will be held in March regarding plans for improving passenger and freight rail service on the Empire Corridor between New York City and Niagara Falls.
"Extending high speed passenger rail service to the Empire Corridor west of Albany will be good for all of New York State, bringing with it jobs, tourism, economic development and a cleaner environment," Commissioner McDonald said.
The sessions in Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Utica and Poughkeepsie will feature informational open houses from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Public hearings, during which the public can submit formal comments about the DEIS, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The public meeting schedule is as follows:
Albany: Albany Nanotech Complex
257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203 Tuesday
March 4, 2014
Syracuse: NBT Bank Stadium
1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse, NY 13208 Wednesday
March 5, 2014
Buffalo: The Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum
263 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203 Thursday
March 6, 2014
Rochester: National Museum of Play at the Strong
One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607 Friday
March 7, 2014
Utica: Utica Train Station
321 Main Street, Utica, NY 13501 Tuesday
March 11, 2014
Poughkeepsie: Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center
12 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Wednesday
March 12, 2014