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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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BFLO + TOD = Where Development & Urban Planning Meet

By Seth Piccirillo | Senior Manager of Economic Development 81% of Millennials and 77% of Baby Boomers prefer to live in walkable, active communities. By 2030, 25% of people in the rental and housing market will seek housing near transit. The Buffalo Niagara Metro Rail Corridor’s population is expected to

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Opportunities Are In Transit

Transit-Oriented Development in Buffalo Niagara is focus of Logistics & Transportation Council meeting The Metro Rail corridor in Buffalo connects more than passengers and their destinations. According to a comprehensive study and plan by the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC), the Metro Rail line has the potential to connect

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Logistics & Transportation Truck Platooning BNP

Truck Platooning: The What, Why and How

Truck platooning is an innovative system of automated vehicle operation that has been shown to improve safety, minimize fuel consumption and reduce aerodynamic drag. Representatives from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) joined us to host a

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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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Business Community Supports Direct Flights to Albany

OneJet will begin non-stop flights to Albany from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on February 1, 2018. OneJet CEO, Matt Maguire, said during an introductory press conference Monday “the business community has been very responsive” with the efforts to bring round-trip service from Buffalo to the state capital. “We told

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Council Boat Tour: A Great Lakes Shipping Hub

The water is central to Buffalo’s rich commercial history and members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Logistics & Transportation Council got a first-hand look at how the water is helping to shape Buffalo’s future.   Earlier this month, we hosted a Living Industry Boat Tour for members of all four Partnership

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Council Q&A: Forward Thinking – Transit Oriented Development

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a growing trend in urban redevelopment that integrates some form of mass transit into a project based on its location, design, amenities and market appeal. We asked one of our Development Advisory Council members, Paul Ciminelli, President and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate, to discuss

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Metro 50 Buffalo-Niagara. Placing Our Region Among Our Peers.

The Buffalo Niagara region is unique.  Our geography, our population and our economic make-up are not exactly alike to any other metropolitan area.  However, despite differences, we must do our best to learn from other metros as we collectively work to build a better economy and community.  But it is

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NYS Legislative Sessions Ends with Little Legislating

The 2017 New York State Legislative session ended with little legislating, and that is not a bad thing for Buffalo Niagara employers.  Compared to the busy and extended budget negotiations earlier this year, the end of session seemed sedate (As I write this, Governor Cuomo has called the Legislature back

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