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The Case for Transit: How light rail can be a vehicle for sustainable economic development

Are you a Metro Rail advocate? Do you think that the transit should be improved, or extended? Do you want to hear what others have to say? People like Mark Croce, Hal Morse, Patrick Whalen and Howard Zemsky? Should we be taking notes from Buffalo’s history in order to plan for Buffalo’s public transportation future (see lead image)?

What are the benefits? Will we ever see a connection to our airport? Join in these discussions and others on Citizens for Regional Transit (Facebook page).

Or you can attend a conference that is intended to jumpstart (again) a necessary conversation on the matter. This is not another meeting where words are left unheard. It sounds as if this is the real deal for those who are truly interested in learning about the future of the Metro Rail. Included in this all day affair is a tour of the DL&W Terminal, Central Terminal and proposed airport light rail extension (from 2pm – 4pm). Keynote Speaker for the conference is Dr. Nadine Lemmon, a Legislative Advocate for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign “Making Transit Work…. Economically!”

The Case for Transit: How light rail can be a vehicle for sustainable economic development

Saturday, September 14th

8am – 2pm at Montante Cultural Center, Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo

Free and Open to the Public | $10 cost for optional box lunch, paid at the door

Executive Panel: Mark Croce, Hal Morse, Patrick Whalen, Howard Zemsky.

Tour: DL&W Terminal, Central Terminal and proposed airport light rail extension from 2pm – 4pm

More information and to register

Reservations for lunch and/or tour are due by September 4th. You may also download the registration form below and send with payment (check or money order) to Citizens for Regional Transit, c/o CRT Conference, 289 Ashford Avenue, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Call 716-833-9543 with questions.

Sponsored by Citizens for Regional Transit

Photo: From The Buffalo History Gazette (Facebook) | Aerial view – Main, Washington and Indiana Streets – 1963 D.L. & W Terminal center of picture.

 

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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