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Expert Forum: Securing a Sustainable Water Future for Western New York

By: Mark Lenz, Professional Engineer and Vice President, Arcadis at mark.lenz@arcadis.com Safe, clean and reliable drinking water is something most of us take for granted. However, we have recently seen in Hoosick Falls (NY), Flint (MI) and other communities that this expectation is not always realized. In Hoosick Falls and

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Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

After years of advocating for a long-term federal transportation bill that would fund projects around the country, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership can cross another item off our advocacy agenda; the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was signed into law by President Obama earlier this month. The first long-term transportation bill

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Highway Trust Fund: advocating for a long-term extension

With a shutdown of federal highway projects looming, Congress recently passed a three month extension for the Highway Trust Fund. This extension ensures that projects will be funded until October 29. While this may seem like good news, it is only a temporary fix. The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) was

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Regional Agenda Reboot

For well over a decade, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has collaborated with the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls and the counties of Erie and Niagara to produce the Regional Agenda. The document has been a combination of shared requests for both project funding and policy changes at the state

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Cars sharing Main Street: transforming downtown Buffalo

I recently blogged about the tremendous impact that Buffalo Urban Development Corporation’s (BUDC) Downtown Buffalo Infrastructure and Public Realm Framework is having on downtown Buffalo. The framework, intended to serve as a guide for strategic infrastructure development downtown, targeted specific investment nodes including the Main Street Investment Corridor. Given the

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Logistics and Transportation Council tours NITTEC

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership plays a lead role in advocating for many issues that are critical to the economy and residents of Western New York. Often times, issues can be divisive, falling along political lines or fronted with the disparate needs between upstate and downstate. However, when it comes to

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Transportation investment crucial for Riverbend’s success

The Riverbend development, at the former Republic Steel site in South Buffalo, is a transformative project for Buffalo and Western New York. SolarCity has committed to investing $5 billion over the next decade on a solar panel manufacturing facility expected to generate 3,000 jobs. New York State has also committed

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NYS Budget: Transportation wins and what’s next

The 2015 NYS budget season has come to a close with a final revenue bill that includes some key victories for our business community and critical infrastructure. On the whole, the budget has been a great success for the economic future of the State. In addition to the much-publicized 10-year

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New York State Budget: Partnership reactions

The Partnership had several wins as part of the state budget process. The New York State Budget is mostly on time this year (officially missing the midnight deadline by just a few hours). There is a lot for Buffalo Niagara Partnership members to like about this budget – for items

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