There is only one railroad spur in Cache Valley and Logan Mayor Craig Petersen says only one train comes through Logan every week. The mayor says for a long time he has felt that it is a waste of a right of way and that one of the best corridors that could be found for a trail in Cache Valley is to use the railroad right of way.
Officials from the railroad are meeting with the mayor today and Petersen says once again that issue will be addressed.
“It seems to me with a very, very low usage rail line that we ought to be able to extend a trail,” claims Petersen. “In fact, about a dozen years ago Logan City actually developed a detailed plan for doing that within Logan City.
“The problem has been, and I’m guessing that will be the problem when they come on Friday, has been the railroad’s concern about liability.”
On KVNU’s For the People program Wednesday, Petersen said with a train coming in only once a week there ought to be ways to mitigate that. The Friday meeting with railroad officials begins at 1 p.m.