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Public hearings on High Speed Rail set for March

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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

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