Higgins Statement in Response to NFTA Board Meeting Announcement of Action on DL&W Site
“Today’s meeting of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Board drew thoughtful discussion about the future transportation needs in downtown Buffalo. I commend Chairman Howard Zemsky and Executive Director Kim Minkel’s announcement that the NFTA will prepare a scope of work for a feasibility study regarding the future of the DL& W site and Metro Events Station.
“There is new confidence, interest and energy in downtown Buffalo, driven by a number of exciting developments stretching from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to Canalside and spots in between. Growth of the BNMC is expected to bring 17,000 daily visitors to the campus in a few short years and development at Canalside has grown the waterfront site from zero visitors to 600,000 annual visitors in just 5 years.