Answer is no, even Wassaic is basicly at edge of MTA service area.
and rail right of way north of Wassaic has been blactopped and turned into rail/trail.
No railtrail has ever been reversed to rail line.
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UpperHarlemLine4ever wrote:Don't think we're going to see the line run beyond it's current northern terminus, Wassaic any time in the distant future.Agreed. Wassaic is pretty much in the middle of nowhere as it is. Going further north would only serve to make Metro-North service more convenient for people in Columbia County, NY; Litchfield County, CT; and southwestern MA -- who don't pay MTA taxes. That's not fair to the people who DO pay taxes (taxes that might wind up going higher to pay for such an extension).
UpperHarlemLine4ever wrote:...you can't tax the people from these neighboring states for using the line. After all, Metro-North is a public transportation entity.Sure you can. Wanna park there? No problem. NYS registrations in MTA region pay $217 a year. NYS registrations out of MTA region pay $350 a year. Other state registrations pay $500 a year. Daily fees scaled accordingly.