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Rail or Trail?

In times of increasing energy costs and growing public awareness of environmental issues rails-to-trails conversion initiatives are facing the argument that the expansion of mass transportation should have priority over recreational use of unused rail corridors. As a result, there is a legitmate conflict of interest between supporters of multi-use trails and supporters of commuter rail expansion over a limited resource - the land that is available in the form of abandoned branch lines.

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