Media Advisory - Media Walkthrough of New York State High Speed Rail Empire Corridor

Project and Plans for Passenger Rail Service Improvements

ALBANY, NY (11/09/2010)(readMedia)-- WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

4:00 p.m., prior to public open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Monroe Community College, Brighton Campus

Campus Center Atrium

1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, N.Y. 14623

WHAT: Prior to the public information and scoping meeting about the New York State High Speed Rail Empire Corridor Project, we invite you as a member of the media for a walkthrough of the materials and information that will be presented during the public meeting during the evening hours.

The High Speed Rail Empire Corridor Project is examining how to improve passenger rail service across the state, introducing passenger train speeds of at least 110 miles per hour between Schenectady and Niagara Falls and adding to the areas between Schenectady and New York City where passenger trains can travel at least 110 miles per hour. The project also seeks to improve reliability, travel times, and the frequency (number of trains) of passenger rail service.

WHO: New York State Department of Transportation in partnership with the

Federal Railroad Administration

CONTACTS: Deborah Sturm Rausch, (518) 457-6400

DIRECTIONS: From the New York State Thruway, take Exit 46 for Rochester/Corning onto I-390 north toward Rochester. Go 3.7 miles.

Take Exit 14 for E. Henrietta Rd./Jefferson Rd. (Route 252). Go 0.2 miles.

Turn left on East Henrietta Road (Route 15A). Go 1.2 miles. Arrive at Monroe Community College, which will be on the right.