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Saturday, April 11, 2009

70 Mile Rail Trail Proposed For 4 PA Counties

Study on New Trail System from Mount Jewett to Knox

The McKean County Planning Commission is planning a feasibility study on the possible conversion of the Knox and Kane Railroad right-of-way to a trail system.

McKean County is working with Elk, Forest and Clarion counties on the proposal to create a 69.9-mile trail from Kinzua Bridge State Park to Knox in Clarion County. A state grant would pay half the cost of the study, which has an estimated price tag of about $69,000.

If the grant application is approved, the study would start early next year and be finished by spring of 2011.

County planning director Debbie Lunden would also like the study to address a proposal for retaining the tracks for a possible new tourist train operation from Kane to Kinzua Bridge State Park.

16 comments :

Anonymous said...

$70,000.00 for a study. Just think if we didn't have to spend the money on a study how much work would get done!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's all about the red tape, gotta love it!

Anonymous said...

Offer the $70,000 to whoever holds the railroad deeds,form a trail club,and do with it what you please.I mean really,that is $1000 dollars a mile to study a railroad grade.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the austin dam.They just got $35000.00 to do a feasibility study????? same type of deal.

Anonymous said...

Who are the experts that keep receiving all this money for studies and where did they come from? Holly Hanna!

E. Pluribus Dildine said...

I just sent a proposal to the commissioners suggesting that they pay me $10,000 to perform a study on which studies the county should invest in and which ones they shouldn't.

Anonymous said...

More than likely, the ‘study’ is to glean court house records to find out who owns the land now so that a proposal can be mailed to the correct individuals. And to study other states that have already implemented these types of systems.

Seriously, do you think that you can decide, ‘hey, lets take over someone else’s land – their not using it’ – and use it for our own benefit?

What about farmers that have fenced in this land for their herds, what’s in it for them??? Probably the ‘study’ took these types of scenarios into account.

I believe they are using these resources wisely and spending the money up front instead of going off half cocked and having to spend tons of money for unexpected situations during construction.

Anonymous said...

$70,000 to glean court records and study what other states have done?Seriously,are you serious?

Anonymous said...

Mone County, State and Federal do not have but just keep giving. AMAZING we all know it but the ones in charge. SOUNDS LIKE A TEA PARTY NEEDED!

Anonymous said...

$70,000 might buy 2 good picku trucks!Lol!I've rode some pretty nice rails for trail systems from salamanca to Buffalo!We spent a lot of money on a good days ride!Certainly wouldn't hurt the economy up there!But the problem is the few that abuse the priveledge and don't appreciate the private landowners!!Brad

Anonymous said...

Yes, $ 70,000 to glean court house records, to estimate how many bathrooms will be needed, estimate how many trash cans will be needed, estimate the impact this trial will have on wildlife and propose alternate trails when necessary. Estimate the cost to build the trail [you can’t just make a path because it looks convenient, the Trail System will actually have to keep on the trail and off of private property], estimate the cost to build bridges when necessary – when you open the trial up to the public, not all trail riders want to ‘rough it’. Estimate the cost of insuring a trial, incase on injury, estimate the cost of maintenance, and propose where that funding will be generated from. Someone has to be paid for theses services [aka: study] up front.

I’ve never heard of anyone going in front of a government agency and asking for funding [to actually build and implement the Trail System] without having a study for the proposal ~in hand~, have you??

Heres a link to a company that does these types of ‘studys’ and this is a list of a few things that BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA got for their study in 2007 at a cost of $60,000:


1) Project Organization and Process;
2) Inventory and Analysis;
3) Schematic Design;
4) Implementation Strategies.

Seriously!!!

‘Hey Bubba, lets jump on our four wheelers and rip a trail thur them there woods, we can do it fur a six pack and a tank of gas, seriously’.

http://www.campbellthomas.com/planning/complete_bikeway_list.htm

Anonymous said...

Heres a 36 page actual study, if anyone interested. It’s a little more in-depth than a 6 pack and a tank of gas...

http://www.miamivalleytrails.org/Files/LMST-Users-Study.pdf

Anonymous said...

"E Pluribus Dildine," huh?
Is that your REAL name.
Are you related to that centenarian Donald Dildine?
His great-great-grandpap Donald I and old Dan'l Glassmire I were bosom buddies.
Eddie

Anonymous said...

8:35am
You seem to be all in a tizzy over questions about spending so many tax dollars on consultants.You also seem to have a line on just how to spend it.That must make you the CONSULTANT?Where does that bread line form?

Anonymous said...

Poster-8:35- Lol! Brad

Anonymous said...

to Anonymous ummm, that bread line forms when you graduate from college!!!

and yes, it's consulting. What did you think a "study" was???

and no, I'm not a consultant; but I did go to college.