Tabor To Platte Rail To Trail Proposal Delayed

Tabor To Platte Rail To Trail Proposal Delayed

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says it’s premature to make a decision on whether to support the Tabor to Platte Rail to Trail project.

The South Dakota Railroad Board and Department of Transportation delayed a vote on the project Wednesday after hearing from supporters and opponents.

Roger Huizinga of Platte supports the project, and says the trail would boost economic development in the small towns along the trail…

Michael Vandenbos, who owns a farm along the proposed trail, says the trail is a bad idea all around…

Some government officials expressed concerns about being sued if people injure themselves along the trail. Some landowners and farmers have public safety concerns and say the trail will shrink and interfere with their farming land, cattle ranges and hunting areas.