F74265A wrote: ↑Wed May 24, 2023 9:58 am No idea why NY chose to spend taxpayer $ on this. Take what you can get I suppose, since NYS taxes RR infrastructure at extreme levels, which has prompted mass removal and destruction of yards and trackage across the state in recent yearsTaxes are not the reason the RR's have destroyed yards and trackage across the state, the tax structure on them was changed more than 10 years ago. Your statement was true 15-20 years ago.
F74265A wrote: ↑Wed May 24, 2023 4:28 pm I was not aware that the extremely onerous nys tax on RR infrastructure has been repealedRailroad's big and small have done that since the beginning. If you rip it out it doesn't need to be maintained/inspected = less cost.
Why, then, does Csx continue to actively shrink its NYS footprint by ripping out sidings, passing tracks on the water level route, and yards and parts of yards (Niagara falls, Goodman st Rochester, buffalo area, etc)? I’m curious