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The Cost of Getting There: Buffalo Niagara’s Deteriorating Roadways

How Western New York travels can change where the region is headed. The quality of our transportation network has a daily economic impact and Buffalo-Niagara is in need of serious improvements. According to TRIP,  a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC, the average driver in the Buffalo-Niagara region

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How Addressing Transportation Barriers Benefits Employees—and Employers

Employee absences carry hidden costs that can affect an organization’s productivity and revenue. A survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Total Financial Impact of Employee Absences, found the total cost of time off for full-time employees was between 20.9 percent and 22.1 percent of payroll, with unplanned

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A New Solution for Access and Transportation Issues

The Buffalo Niagara region is expected to have annual job growth of nearly 5,200 jobs through 2022.  These jobs will be located throughout Erie and Niagara counties across all skill levels and industries.  Ensuring a workforce can access these jobs is critical to sustain this growth.  These workers will need

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A Bold New Vision for Transportation in WNY

For years, we have written about the disinvestment that our region has had in its transportation network.  Unmaintained roadways, bridges in disrepair and a limited public transit system, hindered by a lack of operating and capital improvement funds.  These conditions have been a challenge to our economy, our workforce and

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Federal Spending Bill Supports Great Lakes

The goal of protecting the Great Lakes and spurring economic development in the communities that surround them took a big step forward with the new federal spending bill.  The measure addresses several key advocacy priorities of the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition.  The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is a founding member

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Buffalo Niagara Partnership Unveils 2018 Advocacy Agenda

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently unveiled its 2018 Advocacy Agenda to a capacity crowd of members and elected officials in downtown Buffalo. As the regional chamber of commerce and leading employer organization in Western New York, our Advocacy Agenda details nearly two dozen policy priorities on the federal, state and local

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2017 Advocacy Agenda Expanded – Transportation & Infrastructure

A safe and efficient transportation is vital to the success of an economy and that includes Buffalo Niagara. Therefore, transportation and infrastructure plays a key role in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s 2017 Advocacy Agenda. Listing out five specific priorities under this heading, we are stressing that all levels of government should

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Buffalo News Highlights 2017 Advocacy Agenda Unveiling

The 2017 Advocacy Agenda unveiling event was featured in a Buffalo News article Friday morning. The article highlighted a regional priority of connecting the community and growing through improved transportation initiatives. “We have to focus on what is really critical infrastructure for our community,” Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President and CEO of the

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More Drivers & Fewer Dollars Equal Big Problems

  The U.S. Interstate Highway System is 60 years old and according to a new report, it’s showing its age. The report, published by TRIP – an organization focusing on surface transportation trends – details the conditions of the country’s highway system. According to the report, the Interstate is now

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