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Delay in grant funding may slow second rail construction

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The federal government has yet to release a $91 million grant to construct a second railroad track between Rensselaer and Schenectady, delaying construction on the line until at least next year, according to a group promoting high speed rail in New York. Benjamin Sio of the High Speed Rail NY Coalition said the Federal Rail Administration has to release the money by Sept. 30, which would push the project outside of this year’s construction season. ...

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September 2, 2010
11:53 a.m.

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I don't understand the need for a study.

A second rail WAS there for YEARS, and was removed as a cost-control measure. To what detriment would re-installing it be?