Fate of rail corridor trail rests with local residents

LANTZ CORNERS – Local residents need to step to the plate and coordinate efforts to develop a trail over the corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.Without a local organization enthusiastically behind the proposal, the "Rails To Trails" concept won't happen.This is the message delivered Wednesday by state and county officials during a presentation at the Barrel House Restaurant at Lantz Corners.The Mt. Jewett Rotary Club hosted the forum.Linda Devlin, executive director of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Visitors Bureau, said the development of trails over the 70-mile rail corridor is in the hands of local residents.