The Genesee Transportation Council will commission a study to examine the feasibility of relocating the Finger Lakes Railway rail yard in Geneva.
The rail yard, which sits along Routes 5&20, has been identified as a major obstacle to creating connectivity between the lakefront and the city’s northeast neighborhoods in a 2022 report.
The study, which is being carried out for the Ontario County Planning Department, will also examine the potential for rail-enabled industrial development at various sites in the area, including the Norfolk Southern line that runs from Geneva to Lyons.
GTC Program Manager Jody Binnix said that the main focus of the study will be to “identify existing and potential sites for rail-enabled industrial development.”
However, the relocation of the Finger Lakes Railway yard is also within the scope of the study.
The GTC is finalizing its request for proposals (RFP) for the Ontario County Rail Corridor Development Plan: Area 2, which encompasses the city of Geneva, as well as the town of Geneva and the town and village of Phelps.
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