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Hearings Planned Upstate for High Speed Rail Expansion

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Plans for high speed rail service to destinations across the state may be picking up steam.

A series of public hearings are scheduled for six upstate cities next month to discuss proposed track upgrades that would allow Amtrak trains to travel at much faster speeds and much more frequently than they do now.

The plans range in cost between $1.7 and $6.2 billion.

Implementing high speed rail has been talked about in New York State for decades.

An attempt by the Pataki administration in the late 90s was sidelined by technical problems.

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