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Old March 8th, 2017, 03:33 AM   #181
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Old April 18th, 2017, 11:30 PM   #182
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"Tielman makes last-minute pitch for downtown train station"

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Old April 19th, 2017, 03:29 AM   #183
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It is nearly impossible to justify Central Terminal as the new Amtrak station serving Buffalo, especially given the possibility that creating another "hub" for the city's revival risks spreading activity too thin, but (much though I think a downtown rail hub is great planning-wise) I could only live with the idea of a downtown station if the city could guarantee the preservation of Central Terminal while creating the possibility of restoring Amtrak service to it in the future.

Given our nominal president's inclination to cut long-distance Amtrak services, that time may be even further out than is imaginable, but Central Terminal is simply too valuable architecturally to let it disappear.

(P.S. Given the passenger numbers I'd seen on my travels on the Lake Shore Limited from Boston to Cleveland, and the state's need to develop Upstate, NY should make a serious push to keep the Albany-Buffalo line in service.)
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Old April 20th, 2017, 07:08 AM   #184
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"Train station panel expected to recommend downtown site"

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Old April 20th, 2017, 09:51 AM   #185
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It is nearly impossible to justify Central Terminal as the new Amtrak station serving Buffalo, especially given the possibility that creating another "hub" for the city's revival risks spreading activity too thin, but (much though I think a downtown rail hub is great planning-wise) I could only live with the idea of a downtown station if the city could guarantee the preservation of Central Terminal while creating the possibility of restoring Amtrak service to it in the future.

Given our nominal president's inclination to cut long-distance Amtrak services, that time may be even further out than is imaginable, but Central Terminal is simply too valuable architecturally to let it disappear.

(P.S. Given the passenger numbers I'd seen on my travels on the Lake Shore Limited from Boston to Cleveland, and the state's need to develop Upstate, NY should make a serious push to keep the Albany-Buffalo line in service.)
This is pretty much the realization I've come to myself. I was all for the Central Terminal until they decided on a downtown site, and then I realized that the Terminal could be saved and renovated anyways with grant money.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 03:21 AM   #186
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That was a great point earlier about the threat of creating competing pockets of new development in a city working towards getting back on its feet. I don't know about anybody else on here but I went through a few fazes with the Central Terminal option where it seemed like it made perfect sense, then heard about the downtown option being considered and went into complete denial - team Central Terminal - then came back to my senses. All of this is as long as the Central Terminal is preserved.
My hat's off to the people working on that project!
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Old April 25th, 2017, 02:54 AM   #187
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I like the idea of this @AmherstMetro Twitter person

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Old April 25th, 2017, 03:02 AM   #188
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Will Amherst embrace Metro rail extension this time?



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Plans to expand the Metro rail from the University at Buffalo South Campus in Buffalo to the North Campus in Amherst ran aground in the 1980s and 1990s in the face of stiff community opposition and a lack of funding.

Residents and officials who didn't support bringing the Metro rail into Amherst back then say they didn't want construction tearing up their neighborhoods and they doubted the extension's value. There was a perception then that the expanded line would bring crime from Buffalo to the suburbs, but residents today deny anti-city or racist views played a role in their opposition.
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However, Barb Abel, treasurer of the Eggertsville Community Organization, who has worked on Bailey Avenue in the neighborhood for 35 years, said she does remember the concerns Amherst residents had over city riders taking the Metro into the town.

"Oh, definitely, big time. But now, with Walmart, we're getting them anyway on the buses," said Abel, referring to the Walmart Supercenter at 3290 Sheridan Drive that opened in 2011.

She said fears that a Metro expansion would drive up crime in the 1980s have been realized with the opening of the big-box retailer. "Issues with robberies and car break-ins and whatever at the Walmart," Abel said.
http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/24/wi...ail-extension/
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Oooooooo....Them.

Gee, I wonder which "them(s)" she means.
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"UB ends late-night 'drunk bus' route between campuses"

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"NFTA increases bus service in Lackawanna, heeding residents' pleas"

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