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Old September 23rd, 2015, 01:02 AM   #81
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How is the light rail/tram ridership these days? If I recall, it started out not so great
I posted the first quarter ridership in August, scroll up to see it.
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Old September 26th, 2015, 07:59 PM   #82
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It's a poor city by American standards. Not to mention is a slowly dying city as well. A shame as it had great potential.
It's FAR from being a dying city by any stretch of imagination.
You clearly know little about Buffalo to say something so ignorant.
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Old September 26th, 2015, 10:04 PM   #83
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It's FAR from being a dying city by any stretch of imagination.
You clearly know little about Buffalo to say something so ignorant.
Dying? LOL. Employment growing faster than national average. regional GNP up 1.3% in past year. Population growth 258 out of 383 metros in past year. $16billion in metro construction under way or in the immediate pipeline. Maybe not booming by American standards but certainly not dying
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Old September 26th, 2015, 10:22 PM   #84
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The area is undergoing a very impressive Dead Cat Bounce.
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Old September 27th, 2015, 03:46 AM   #85
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Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and a couple of rust-belt areas have actually seen an influx of college educated residents in recent years, so I'm not surprised.
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Old September 27th, 2015, 04:14 PM   #86
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The area is undergoing a very impressive Dead Cat Bounce.

You really should not comment on areas in which you are clueless. It makes you look ignorant.
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Old September 27th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #87
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Population growth 258 out of 383 metros in past year.
Do you have a link for this?

I am not trying to be combative, just curious.

Of course, feel free to call me an ignorant *******.
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Old September 28th, 2015, 04:45 AM   #88
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The central municipality continues to post annual population decline, and huge amounts of abandoned buildings are torn down annually leaving larger and larger gaps in the urban fabric.

Is Buffalo ever going to be "dead", no, not really. Is it declining? as long as population losses continue, statistically, yes, it is.
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Old September 28th, 2015, 03:23 PM   #89
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Do you have a link for this?

I am not trying to be combative, just curious.

Of course, feel free to call me an ignorant *******.
The link is posted on the Buffalo Development thread about one week ago. It is based upon US Census data released this month. Not reposting the link here because it's not transportation related
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Old September 28th, 2015, 04:35 PM   #90
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Of course, feel free to call me an ignorant *******.
I did not use the a-word. I just used the proper terminology for your comment. It is not insulting to say someone is ignorant of a particular subject area.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ignorant?s=t
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 02:49 PM   #91
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 06:05 PM   #92
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Did you film this?

Also I think I'm following you on Flickr.
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 11:25 PM   #93
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Did you film this?

Also I think I'm following you on Flickr.
Nope it was a friend...
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Old October 7th, 2015, 02:24 AM   #94
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In the 80s the NFTA purchased some old streetcars from Cleveland. Here are pictures of them testing one of the cars in Buffalo. Anyone know what became of the cars?
http://www.brooklynrail.net/fleet_hist_buffalo.html
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The trains don't exactly seem jam packed.
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The trains don't exactly seem jam packed.

Depends on the time of day and how many cars are linked at a given time. Four car trains are crowded during rush hour and events
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Old October 12th, 2015, 11:31 PM   #97
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http://www.buffalonews.com/city-regi...minal-20151012

Extension to DLW Terminal meeting
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Old October 17th, 2015, 06:22 AM   #98
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Albeit small, I think we can say that Metro Rail expansion is imminent:

NFTA plans Cobblestone District expansion for Metro Rail

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- With a million people visiting Canalside each summer, the NFTA says there is a demand for the Metro Rail to expand beyond its current last stop at the special events station outside HarborCenter. This would bring rail service into the Cobblestone District.

The plans could include re-using the DL&W Terminal that sits behind First Niagara Center.

"One of the impetuses to do the study was all the excitement and the development that's occurring in Canalside Cobblestone," says NFTA Executive Director Kim Minkel.

The NFTA is looking at two options to extend service to South Park and Michigan. Option A includes adding rail service along South Park to Michigan while maintaining two lanes of traffic for cars. Option B extends service along that same stretch, but moves it inside the DL&W Terminal and offers waterfront views.

"The option to run through the DL&W building right now just for the track work option, it's about $7 million based on the preliminary engineering. And to run along South Park, the estimate is about $9 million for the track work," says Minkel.
http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/local...rail/74026614/

Here is a PDF with station alignment information, which would include a skyway to the First Niagara Center: http://www.nfta.com/pdfs/Summary_alternatives.pdf

Alternative #2:


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Old October 29th, 2015, 02:24 AM   #99
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The CRTC people have updated their Metro Rail map, it's in full color now:



http://citizenstransit.org/sites/def...lusniagara.png

Here is an "interactive Google map" of the proposal.

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Old October 29th, 2015, 05:56 AM   #100
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Which major extension would go first?
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