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Robert Moses Parkway




Niagara Falls is one of America’s national treasures, drawing millions of visitors each year, but with the construction of the Robert Moses Parkway in the 1960s the New York Power Authority created both economic and physical barriers to Niagara Falls and arguably the greatest waterfront in the world. Almost immediately after assuming representation of the City of Niagara Falls in 2013, Brian called for removal of the parkway – a project which will soon be underway. Brian has long believed that removal of the parkway is essential to creating new access to the water’s edge and creating the potential for economic transformation of the region. 

 

 

 

More on Robert Moses Parkway

Jul 26, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) called the release of the Robert Moses North Design Report/Environmental Assessment a major milestone in removal of the elevated highway. 

Mar 22, 2016 Press Release

Days after welcoming the City of Niagara Falls into his reconfigured district, Congressman Brian Higgins stood at the water’s edge and laid out a strategy to help Niagara Falls reclaim its waterfront.  Higgins reasoned removal of the Robert Moses Parkway was critical to the City’s future and the New York Power Authority was responsible for paying for it. 

Mar 8, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster are calling on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to move swiftly on approval of the Draft Design Report for the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project.  The vital economic and community development project in the City of Niagara Falls is currently unnecessarily stalled. 

In a letter to FHWA, Higgins presses the department to commence review of the lengthy Draft Design Report while a brief amount of field work awaits the spring thaw. 

Feb 20, 2015 Press Release

As the community gathered to participate in the federal review process for a project to remove the Robert Moses Parkway North Section, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) continued his call for swift action to fund the project and bring it to construction.  The public session held this week is a requirement of the Federal Highway Administration as a component of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process. 

Jan 28, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) applauded action by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees to approve $2 million toward a project to remove portions of the Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls.  
 
Jun 7, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was joined by Niagara County resident Mrs. Mamie Simonson, whose home was taken against her will by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in 1959 and demolished in preparation for construction of the Robert Moses Parkway. Mrs. Simonson provided a first-hand account of the extent of NYPA’s involvement with the Parkway and further evidence of the destructive impact NYPA’s parkway put on local residents then and still today.
May 8, 2013 Press Release
In January Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) first kicked off an effort to help the City of Niagara Falls reclaim its waterfront by laying out an argument for the New York Power Authority to fully fund removal of the Robert Moses Parkway. In a statement released yesterday Higgins reiterated his position, detailing how NYPA has the responsibility and capacity to fund the project.
May 7, 2013 Press Release
The Robert Moses Parkway is a physical and economic barrier to reconnecting Niagara Falls with its waterfront and the State’s commitment of action on this project is momentous and long-awaited. Niagara Falls is a majestic national treasure, deserving of serious attention and a redefined welcome mat for the millions of visitors is critical to our region’s future.