Campaign for Greater Buffalo to host "A New Nexus for Buffalo: Intermodal Transport for the 21st Century
The Campaign for Greater Buffalo is holding a public meeting to call attention to the problems of an isolated new downtown Buffalo train station and lack of public process. "A New Nexus for Buffalo," will take place at 1:00pm Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Pizza Plant restaurant, 125 Main Street, Buffalo.
Tim Tielman, Exceutive Director of The Campaign and Principal of urban consultants Place Advantage, will review D.O.T.'s controversial proposed project—a single-mode station under the Thruway, the same place as the current station—and offer an intermodal alternative sited on Washington Street, facing Main Street with interconnections to all other modes of travel, as well as hotels, restaurants, and the Canal District.
The program begin will reprise the 200 years of transportation development in the neighborhood, and analyze the potential of an Amtrak station as part of a new public multimodal transit hub stretching from Main to Washington Street. After the slide presentation, Tielman will lead a walking tour of neighborhood, discussing the history of the site and its future potential.
Participants will be asked to fill out comment cards to be forwarded to DOT and Governor Andrew Cuomo.