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Failed $70 million state rail plan lives on

State pays $153K a year to store old trains

Members of the media tour state-owned trains at a yard in the Glenville Business and Technology Park on Thursday, where the Cuomo administration discovered that the state has been paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to store “bullet trains” that were purchased in 2000 because the trains were too fast for New York’s old tracks.
Members of the media tour state-owned trains at a yard in the Glenville Business and Technology Park on Thursday, where the Cuomo administration discovered that the state has been paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to store “bullet trains” that were purchased in 2000 because the trains were too fast for New York’s old tracks.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s crusade against government waste has taken him to Schenectady County, where the state is paying $153,000 a year to store the remnants of a high-speed train project that died eight years ago. A $70 million investment initiated in 1998 for a high-speed rail route between Albany and New York City is now collecting dust in the Glenville Business and Technology Park, where four trains are sitting, and the Rotterdam Corporate Park, where ...


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