Regional Priority Projects

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership continues its collaboration with the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls and the counties of Erie and Niagara to identify regionally significant projects for our state and federal representatives to support.

Agriculture Industrial Park with Complete Streets & Intermodal Connectivity
Erie County

This project will utilize existing Class 1 rail infrastructure and be constructed with a complete streets design element to better connect Angola’s village center with the nearby industrial corridor job hub. In addition, the construction of the park will boost local agriculture — an industry extremely important to the regional economy.

Cars Sharing Main Street Completion
City of Buffalo

Funding is necessary to rapidly complete the Cars Sharing Main Street initiative to expedite the economic development benefits of returning two-way vehicular traffic to Main Street in downtown Buffalo. Securing the necessary funding incrementally will lead to years of construction and delay efforts to improve the quality of life in downtown Buffalo.

Metro Rail Extension
Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Extending the NFTA Metro Rail to the north and south will better connect people to jobs and stimulate significant redevelopment opportunities. State funding is necessary to secure matching federal investment to advance this project through the next critical stage of planning and design.

Niagara County Rural Bridges Initiative
Niagara County

This project involves the replacement of five strategically located bridges in eastern Niagara County. The structurally deficient bridges are part of a critical rural infrastructure network that supports the county’s agricultural industry. They also provide vital access to fire protection, schools, and jobs. The project will strengthen the county’s agribusiness sector, improve safety on bridges worn by decades of use by farm equipment and other heavy vehicles, improve supply chain access to key points in the county’s agribusiness network, and support access to jobs and services within rural areas.

Niagara Scenic Parkway – Riverway Phase 2 & Hyde Park Roundabout
City of Niagara Falls

This project will connect Hyde Park Boulevard and the Niagara Scenic Parkway by constructing a new roundabout/intersection, as well as removing all expressway features and replacing existing infrastructure with a two-lane extension of ‘Riverway’ eastward to the new Hyde Park roundabout. Once complete, this project will reclaim hundreds of acres for park use and reroute motorists back onto the city’s street network spurring redevelopment opportunities throughout Niagara Falls.

For more information, contact Grant Loomis at gloomis@thepartnership.org or 716-541-1736.

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