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Buffalo, New York Area Congressman Asks Canada To Increase Border Staffing To Reduce Delays

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From Niagara at Large:

Congressman Brian Higgins is encouraged that progress will be made to address staffing issues on the border between the United States and Canada following today’s Northern Border Caucus meeting in Washington, D.C. with Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton.

Prior to the meeting with the entire caucus, the Congressman and the Ambassador met briefly and discussed the specific staffing and the resulting traffic problems at the Niagara River crossings.

Falls tourism board lends a hand to Higgins in power authority fight

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From the Niagara Gazette:

The Niagara Falls Tourism Advisory Board is doing its part to help U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins in his quest to get the New York Power Authority to pay for the removal of the Robert Moses Parkway.

Board members submitted materials — historic maps, newspaper clippings — they gathered in an effort to help Higgins, D-Buffalo and Niagara Falls, get an idea of what the street scape was like before the roadway was constructed, as he asked them to when he met with the board in March.

Robert Moses rehab to connect tourists to N.F.

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From Buffalo Business First:

After years of wishful thinking, a one-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway leading directly to Niagara Falls may get a makeover that makes it more tourist and pedestrian-friendly.

The Western New York Regional Economic Council has agreed to allocate $10 million from the “Buffalo Billion” to help finance the $15 million project. The remaining $5 million is expected to come from federal dollars secured by Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Brian Higgins.

The project, which could get underway next year, will take a portion of the Robert Moses Parkway between John Daly Boulevard and Buffalo Avenue and turn it from a high-speed roadway into a thoroughfare with pedestrian-friendly medians and attractive landscaping.

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