This is the January 2017 Citizens for Regional Transit newsletter.
Bruce Becker is the Vice President of Operations for the National Association of Rail Passengers.
Dan Leonard is the Senior Director of Economic Development for the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership.
We have curated a collection of the views and statuses of various upstate New York Amtrak stations. It is in PDF format.
Citizens for Regional Transit endorses efforts by Rep. Brian Higgins and Sen. Charles Schumer to support a new Amtrak Station for Buffalo, NY and for a comprehensive study of optimal location(s).
The current Exchange Street Station has been voted as the “saddest rail station in the US” and is woefully inadequate to support an upward trending Buffalo and its transportation needs. The recent Exchange Street Station roof collapse intensifies the urgency of building a new station.
There are many requirements that must be considered in evaluating locations and design for a new Buffalo train station: