chrisfabs wrote:POTSDAM????? WHY IS A GUY FROM POTSDAM PROMOTING A RAIL-TRAIL IN MY BACKYARD?? 300 miles away... Really Russ?
It's not your backyard. It's the railroad's property. You're welcome to have an opinion as to its use, as am I. Or possibly it's an easement through your land, in which case, again, you don't have the right to stop transportation use, so you're welcome to your opinion, as am I. Doesn't mean your opinion will carry the day, but you're welcome to express it. As am I. So if you're done trying to suppress my opinion, do you have a substantive objection to a rail-trail (besides all the usual ones of lost privacy, increased crime, litter, and all the other things that people fear but never happen. Why is everybody so fearful these days, anyway? What happened to bravery?)
Personally, I wish they would put the tracks back down and run noisy smelly trains past your backyard. Of course THEN you would be in favor of a quiet odor-free rail-trail.