- The CMRR has not brought economic benefits after 30 years of operations.
- Its annual ridership is relatively low with 12,225 riders in CMRR’s peak year.
- Ulster County taxpayers invested in the purchase of this corridor ($1.5 million in 1979).
- In 30 years of operation CMRR has paid a total of only $34,000 back to the county.
- The railroad only runs seasonally, for an average of 30-40 days per year.