Archive for March, 2012
U.S. Senate passes transportation measure favorable to Route 219March 27, 2012
Legislation allows use of toll credits
CUMBERLAND — The U.S. Senate passed its version of a new transportation bill, Sens. Ben Cardin, Barbara Mikulski, Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller announced Wednesday.
The bill contains language written by Cardin that would allow the U.S. Route 219 construction project from Somerset to Meyersdale, Pa., to move forward.Read More
NEXUS Niagara UpdateMarch 12, 2012
March 2012 Launch Event a Success
The NEXUS Niagara grassroots marketing campaign was officially unveiled to partners and local media outlets on March 1, 2012, during an hour long roundtable discussion on the benefits of trusted travel and RFID-technology at area international border crossings.
The event was held at Empire State Development’s Downtown Buffalo offices.Read More
Hoyt: Cooperation Key For Route 219March 8, 2012
By Rick Miller
Olean Times Herald
OLEAN — If the Route 219 Expressway is going to get back on track, state lawmakers based in Western New York “need to keep beating the drums,” Sam Hoyt, regional president of Empire State Development, said Tuesday in Olean.
He agreed the long-sought north-south expressway corridor between Springville and Salamanca would improve the region’s economic development potential.Read More