Albany-Hudson Electric Trail Update

AHET Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)

On July 16, 2018, the Hudson River Valley Greenway (HRVG) determined that the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail (AHET) is ready for public review. The HRVG has posted the FEIS for a 30-day public comment period that will begin on Tuesday July 17, 2018 and end on August 16, 2018. Click here to view the FEIS document. Hard copies of the FEIS are also available for review at Town Clerk offices in East Greenbush; Schodack; Nassau; Chatham; Stuyvesant; Greenport; Stockport; and Kinderhook.

Written statements of any length may be forwarded by mail and/or submitted on-line to the HRVG through the “Submit Comment” section of the AHET website www.ahettrail.org. The AHET project is a 36-mile-long pedestrian and bicycle trail which crosses through two counties (Rensselaer and Columbia), beginning at the northern end in the City of Rensselaer east of the City of Albany, and ending in the Town of Greenport, just north of the City of Hudson. The AHET will be comprised of a combination of off-road trails (utilizing an electric utility corridor owned by National Grid) and on-road bike paths, sidewalks, and side paths (utilizing local, county, and state roadways). Updated trail route maps are available in the FEIS document and also by clicking here.

In addition, the HRVG has developed a projection of anticipated AHET trail usage. The analysis projects that the AHET Trail will host approximately 490,000 bicyclists and pedestrians annually along its entire 36-mile route. To view the AHET Trail User Projections report click here.