High-speed rail meeting in N.Y. tries to solidify plans

06/15/2010 | Ithaca Journal (N.Y.), The

New York received $151 million for high-speed rail projects, and on Monday about 200 people met to discuss how best to spend the funds. Some see a quicker rail line between Albany and Buffalo; others hope for station improvements. All seem to agree that it is a major opportunity for the state. "It makes major improvements to the economic benefits and reduces our reliance on fossil fuels and reduces greenhouse-gas emissions," said Stanley Gee, acting commissioner at N.Y.'s Department of Transportation.

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