Study: New Ulster rail trail would help boost economy

James Nani
Source:, Times Herald-Record
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KINGSTON — The proposed Catskill Mountain Rail Trail would bring to Ulster County $3.1 million in new sales, 44 new jobs, nearly 140,000 trail-users a year and $111,844 in yearly tax revenue, according to a study commissioned by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.

"There is no doubt that this rail-trail will be a popular tourism destination and enhance the current recreational resources in the Catskills," said Edward Goodell, executive director of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference....