How you can make your voice heard to stop a DOT disaster and launch a new era in public transportation and urban development in Buffalo
Please make the time to attend the Campaign's important meeting on Canal District development and DOT's April 16 proposal to spend $25,000,000 for a two-bit train station in exactly the same place as the old, failed, Amtrak station. And they did it without an environmental review, sidestepping the public meeting process and any discussion of alternatives. Thereby jeopardizing the successful rebirth of the Canal District, which we preservationists have been fighting for for 25 years, and cementing for the next hundred years the untold harm to our public transportation system and the people who would use it
The Buffalo News, agrees with us that the train station proposal is deeply flawed and insensitive to Buffalo's needs. Check out their editorial:
I've attached a flyer for the event, as well as some fact sheets that highlight our alternative proposal for an Intermodal hub, including a train station facing Washington Street.
Please feel free to share with anyone that is concerned with preservation, downtown development, public transit, stopping sprawl, and open public decision-making processes.
Check out and "like" The Campaign for Greater Buffalo's Facebook page, too.
Lastly, if you can't make the meeting, you can still make a difference. Write a letter (most effective!), email, or call the elected officials below, urging them to stop the DOT plan and support a true Intermodal hub on Washington Street.
The absolutely best thing you can do is to write a similar letter to The Buffalo News. 100's of thousands of people will read it, from Buffalo to Albany!
Governor Cuomo is the ultimate decider who must save us from this fiasco. But he won't do it unless he hears from us! Write him and copy everyone else on this list. Local Senate and Assembly districts split the project site right down the middle, so a lot of elected officials will be interested to hear from you!
The Buffalo News Letter-to Editor prefers email:
Governor: Hon. Andrew M. Cuomo
NYS State Capitol Building • Albany, NY 12224
U.S. Congress: Hon. Brian Higgins
726 Exchange Street, Suite 601 • Buffalo, NY 14210
NY Assembly (149): Hon. Sean Ryan
936 Delaware Avenue • Buffalo, NY 14209
NY Assembly (141): Hon. Crystal People-Stokes
425 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
Prefers any emails thru website http://nyassembly.gov/
2239 South Park Ave.• Buffalo, NY 14220
NY Senate (60th District): Hon. Chris Jacobs
65 Court Street, Rm 213
Buffalo, NY 14202
Mayor: Hon. Byron Brown
201 City Hall • Buffalo, NY 14202