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The march of a car-friendly Main Street through Downtown is continuing, with another $18 million in federal funding committed to the project.


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More vehicular traffic is coming to downtown Buffalo, with Washington agreeing to contribute $18 million to the Cars Sharing Main Street initiative.

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Main Street in Buffalo was reopened for cars on Friday after $8 million and decades of pedestrian mall status.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Buffalo Monday launching a campaign to secure federal funds to transform lower Main Street. The $28 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery or TIGER grant would make the street accessible to pedestrians, cars and light rail.

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"Bringing cars back to Main Street is an absolute must," Business First's Jim Fink said on WBFO's Press Pass. Fink follows the view that believes a mistake was made decades ago when car traffic was routed off Main Street, allowing for the installation of city's rapid transit system.

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The next phase of the Cars Sharing Main Street project was officially kicked off in downtown Buffalo Tuesday.

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The day when cars will be able to run the full length of Main Street in downtown Buffalo is getting closer as City Hall awards another major construction project. 

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Riding the Metro Rail this summer will be complicated, with the NFTA doing a major repair project on a key part of the route.

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Construction to put cars back on the 600 block of Main Street between Tupper and Chippewa will start in September.

Mayor Byron Brown says construction bids came in below budget at just over $6 million. The work will take about a year.

Construction will add one-traffic lane in each direction and dozens of parking spaces. The Theater Station rail stop will be removed. The road will integrate Metro Rail cars and automobiles.