County Executive Michael Breslin said today the prospects for funding are still a long way off.
"We don't have any specific outlook," he said. "Until we get these bridges addressed, this is what it is."
Some at the ribbon cutting were pleased that the public and private sectors were able to coordinate relatively quickly on this effort. Though the rail trail effort has been at least conceptually active for over 15 years, it took only months to get the partial opening set up. Now, the public can finally enjoy some benefit of the purchase.
"We've got about two miles of a beautiful stretch of path that I've walked, and it's a pleasure," said Bethlehem Supervisor Sam Messina. "When we can work with partners in government like this to get going, there's no end to what we can do."
There will be a public celebration commemorating the opening of the trail on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where the trail crosses Adams Street, off of Kenwood Avenue in Delmar.