State DOT Sets Hearing On The Establishment Of A New Rail Crossing In Orangetown, Rockland County

September 18th Hearing to Focus on Proposal for a New, Grade-Separated Bicycle and Pedestrian Rail Crossing on the J. B. Clarke Rail Trail

ALBANY, NY (08/13/2013)(readMedia)-- The New York State Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 18, at the Orangetown Town Hall in Orangetown, Rockland County, regarding the town's plan to extend the J. B. Clarke Rail Trail from Greenbush Road to the Blauvelt Library. The proposal would require a new, grade-separated bicycle and pedestrian crossing to be established over rail road tracks owned by CSX Transportation, Inc.

NYSDOT Chief Administrative Law Judge Robert A. Rybak will preside over the hearing, which will begin at 10 a.m. in Courtroom #1 at the town hall, 26 Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY, 10962. This hearing will establish a record and enable a determination to be made about whether such a crossing is necessary and, if so, what would be involved in constructing it.

Parties are requested to advise the NYSDOT Office of Proceedings (518-457-1182) if a sign language interpreter, an assistive listening system, or any other accommodations will be required to facilitate participation in this hearing.

Parties who wish to receive a copy of the final report that is issued in this case must send a written request to the Office of Proceedings, NYSDOT, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY, 12232.