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Amtrak to take control of rails between Schenectady, Poughkeepsie

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Amtrak. CSX Corp. and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a long-term lease agreement today that will enable the passenger rail line to take full control of 94 miles of track between Schenectady and Poughkeepsie. The contract that took effect Saturday ensures passenger rail traffic has scheduling priority and will at last allow $181 million in improvement projects to get under way. Specifically, the agreement will allow the construction of an additional track between Rensselaer and ...

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December 5, 2012
9:59 p.m.

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Trains are critical to our economy. The public must support this industry not merely as passengers, but also, as advocates for infrastructure improvements and high speed services.