Frequent issues involving Beacon's growth center on transportation. And we have a relic of Beacon's industrial past, the Beacon Line, running right through our city. Even more amazing (considering it is not currently used) is that the line is owned and maintained by the M.T.A.
The Beacon Line Project is a long term advocacy group centered on finding ways to use this line. Whether light rail, scenic walking, biking, alone or in combination, the Beacon Line Project aims to draw attention to the line and potential plans for its use and to keep the drum beat alive until one vision or another is realized.
The site is maintained by myself. It has added content under the advisory of Kevin Newman of Poughkeepsie, transit expert, and John Fasulo, photographer at large.
Currently the site addresses 3 visions for using the line and land surrounding the line:
There are other visions as well. Which vision should dominate?
Visit the site and contact us at the Beacon Line Project to submit your own ideas or to contribute in other ways to the worthy cause. The only thing that is not acceptable is the current status quo: that a potent transportation alternative, owned by a transit agency no less, should run right through our city, and simply lie fallow.