Sunday, March 20, 2016

DON'T BLOW THIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY ULSTER COUNTY

Two Big Things Have to Happen SOON to Save the Polar Express (40,000 visitors) in Kingston

1)  Ulster County needs to accept a Proposal from the Catskill Mt.Railroad with or without a larger
Railroad Partner, such as Rail Events for example.

The Catskill Mt.Railroad has the trains, the volunteers and the experience running the local Polar Express events.  A larger railroad partner would be welcomed by the Catskill Mt.Railroad.

2)  Ulster County needs to sign a short term renewal contract with the Catskill Mt. Railroad to extend
the contract beyond the expiration of the current contract on May 31st.  The Catskill Mt.Railroad needs to have this short term contract in place by May 31st so they can begin planning and booking the Polar Express Event in Kingston.

WATCH THE LATEST "Save The Train 2" video on Kingston Time Warner Public Access TV Channel 23 every night at 7pm.

Ulster County Legislature:   Let's not blow this Economic Development Opportunity

3 comments:

Ralph Mitchell said...

The next Ulster County Legislature meeting is Tues.April 19, 2016 at 7pm.

Ralph Mitchell said...

We have a Golden Economic Opportunity driver in the Tourist Train from Kingston Plaza, right at NYS Thruway Exit 19, where thousands of cars pass by each week. UC Government........Forget the Past........Honor your Present-day and Future obligations to your residents and taxpayers..........DON'T BLOW THIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY.......SIGN A SHORT TERM LEASE WITH CMRR TO OPERATE UNTIL THEY OR ANOTHER OPERATOR FROM THE RFP PROCESS IS NAMED... How arrogant it would be for our local leaders to turn their backs on Train revenue for "Revenge Reasons"! We Ulster County citizens demand positive action to INSURE that there is No Interruption in Tourist Train Events this year........especially this year's Polar Express.

Ralph Mitchell said...

To view a YouTube Video of Save The Train 2, TYPE in your browser

https://youtu.be/fxaG4G9cBwo