Missouri reconsidering commitment to cross-state Rock Island Trail; citzen feedback needed now | STLToday.com

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In his final weeks as governor last December, Jay Nixon announced that a 144-mile stretch of the former Rock Island rail line was on track for transfer to the state by the end of this year for eventual use as a bicycling-hiking trail.

Now state officials under Nixon’s successor, Eric Greitens, are reconsidering whether to accept the planned donation of the rail corridor by Ameren, which bought it in 1999 through a subsidiary.

They’re essentially doing a cost-benefit analysis to determine the potential long-term impact on the state and the towns along the corridor, stretching from Beaufort in Franklin County to Windsor in western Missouri.

MoBikeFed comment: More information about this issue, and sample messages of support to: http://mobikefed.org/2017/06/alert-gov-greitens-undecided-about-rock-isl...

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