This project will include a train station located in the Town of Liberty, instating a light rail line that will connect Liberty to the Middletown Station (currently the closest train station at approximately 40 miles away), which is directly connected with New York City. The city of Middletown itself has plenty to offer, with a shopping mall and several department stores adjacent to station, although currently there isn’t a pedestrian path connecting the train station to anything; so this project will also provide pedestrian access to these amenities. The rail line will travel from Middletown to Liberty, with the possibility of following the old Ontario & Western route all the way to Oswego. One up and coming location in the area is Bethel (the town adjacent to Liberty), which is the site of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival and currently houses Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The rail would provide access to this site as well; if not directly, at least to another means of public transportation that could take people to and from concerts and shows.
Baxter, Magan M., "Revitalizing Liberty: Creating a Train Station—Community Center—Business Incubator" (2008). Architecture Theses. Paper 68.