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Statement from Congressman Higgins on Removal of the Robert Moses Parkway

Feb 20, 2013
Press Release

Following a formal review process, New York State has indicated removal of the Robert Moses Parkway will be pursued.  Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response: 

“This is a huge step forward in the desperately needed effort to reconnect the City of Niagara Falls with its waterfront.  Niagara Falls is an icon recognized worldwide, matched only by natural treasures along the likes of the Grand Canyon.  Yet, the home community for the Falls is struggling, to say the least.  This city deserves to reap the economic benefits of all the grandness the Falls provides.”  
“Niagara Falls deserves a waterfront it can be proud of and the New York Power Authority has the means and the responsibility to swiftly move this from a review to results.  NYPA planned it, they built it and they still own this property today.  This is a good start but NYPA must be a willing partner working to get this done.”  
Last month Higgins released a detailed document arguing that the cost of Parkway removal is the responsibility of the New York Power Authority.