Archive for March, 2012

U.S. Senate passes transportation measure favorable to Route 219

March 27, 2012

Legislation allows use of toll credits

Cumberland Times-News

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.

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NEXUS Niagara Update

March 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.

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Hoyt: Cooperation Key For Route 219

March 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.

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