LINK TO BUFFALO NEWS article "Unfinished study could threaten funding for upstate passenger rail upgrades" syndicated on the website of Mass Transit Magazine
"President Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan calls for $80 billion in rail improvements, offering the best chance in decades to make passenger trains run faster and more reliably between Albany and Niagara Falls. But an oft-delayed, 11-year high-speed rail study by the state Department of Transportation isn't due to be completed until spring 2022. Without the study, passenger train advocates fear New York State won't be able to take full advantage of the geyser of rail dollars expected later this year. Their frustration comes as they watch Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo push along other projects."
— Buffalo News, article by Mark Sommer on May 24th, 2021
Published on Apr 11, 2014
HSR Empire Corridor Program: The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration have released the High Speed Rail Empire Corridor Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), a detailed environmental analysis of improvements to passenger rail service along the Empire Corridor to make connections between cities faster, more frequent, and more reliable. The 463-mile Empire Corridor runs north and south between Albany and New York City, and east and west between Albany and Niagara Falls.