ALBANY — Lawmakers representing Columbia County urged the state Department of State to hold public forums on a proposed Amtrak fence along tracks from Rhinebeck to Stuyvesant.
The proposed project raised concerns for several town supervisors in the county.
Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-106, and state Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-43, recently sent letters to the Department of State asking that public forums be held on the project.
The proposal calls for installation or replacement of approximately 8,600 feet of fencing in various locations between Milepost 75 and 141 and near Milepost 163.96 before the end of the public comment period May 1.
Amtrak proposes installing fencing in Germantown, Stockport and Stuyvesant in Columbia County, and Rhinebeck and Tivoli in Dutchess County.