Citizens for Regional Transit has released our official position on Buffalo's new Exchange Street Station proposal (as formulated by the New York State Department of Transportation).
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: