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Southtowns commuters will be taking a different route to work Wednesday morning, with the inbound lanes of the Skyway returning to service after major reconstruction. Enjoy the simplicity of traffic both ways until spring 2019.

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Buffalo Common Councilmembers are very critical of how the Kensington Expressway looks within city limits - the grass, weeds and trees. One word used to describe the roadsides and ramps was "jungle."


U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says she is open to changing pilot training regulations that would roll back the 1500 rule enacted after the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence nine years ago.

Central NY drone corridor left out of national project

May 23, 2018
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The 50-mile drone corridor that the state is building in central New York will not be part of a new federal pilot program meant to accelerate drone integration into national airspace.

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The New York State Department of Transportation will be transporting "super loads" of wind turbine parts through southern Western New York beginning Tuesday.

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Albany is putting a new Amtrak Exchange Street Station for Buffalo on a fast track, with work slated to start late this year. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration does not love New York. The hundreds of tourism signs the Cuomo administration installed along New York's highways could wind up costing the state $14 million in federal funding.

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Several Buffalo Common Councilmembers want the Kensington Expressway added to the studies currently being conducted by the state Department of Transportation on the Scajaquada Expressway through Delaware Park.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

A nationally recognized expert on livable transportation says the Scajaquada Expressway is a small part of a larger need for land-use planning in this area. Ian Lockwood visited at the invitation of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to look at the park road, as the state Department of Transportation deadline for comment approaches.

Airlines including American, Delta and Alaska have announced restrictions on so-called smart luggage because the lithium-ion batteries found in many of these suitcases pose a fire risk.

These kinds of bags have proliferated in recent years, including motorized suitcases you can ride and one pitched as an autonomous "robot companion" that follows you around.

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Reconstruction of the Scajaquada Expressway is slated to start this summer, but that has not settled neighborhood views on the New York State Department of Transportation's plan. A crowded public meeting Wednesday night was generally opposed to the plan.

The Department of Transportation released its revised guidelines on automated driving systems Tuesday, outlining its recommended — but not mandatory — best practices for companies developing self-driving cars.

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State rail inspectors found some critical problems on a CSX rail line running through downtown Buffalo and on to Niagara Falls, which carries six Amtrak passenger trains each day.

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Albany is continuing to push railroads about safety, in the wake of some serious accidents around North America. 

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The public now has greater access to Buffalo's Outer Harbor. Officials cut the ribbon Friday on the new Tifft Street Pier and Boardwalk along Furhmann Boulevard.

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The original construction of the Scajaquada Expressway was a mistake and the latest proposal for changing it is also a mistake, according to Assemblyman Sean Ryan.

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Construction at the Peace Bridge is likely to start soon.

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With some construction work already underway at the Peace Bridge, Albany is pushing hard for another major project.

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A proposed project that is designed to improve traffic flow to and from the Peace Bridge is working its way through the federal environmental review process. Residents can get an update on the plan Tuesday.

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Rep. Brian Higgins says the New York State Department of Transportation will conduct a cost-benefit analysis of alternatives to the Buffalo Skyway. 

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says too many trucks are crashing into bridge overpasses, especially in Western New York. 

Schumer appeared in Buffalo Thursday near the CSX Railroad overpass at William and Metcalfe.  That bridge has been struck by trucks 32 times in the past few years.  The bridge, built in 1926,  has just a 12-foot clearance.

Schumer is calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct an investigation.  He wants national standards to be issued in the use of GPS units in commercial trucks.

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A member of the state delegation is asking the Department of Transportation to study the cost of removing the Skyway from Buffalo's waterfront.  

Assembly member Michael Kearns has been calling for the bridge's demolition since serving on the city's Common Council.  Kearns sent a letter to New York State DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald Tuesday requesting an Environmental Impact Study and cost estimate for removal of the Buffalo Skyway.  

"There has never been a study to see what the true cost would be to take the Skyway down."   

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After a successful summer of activities that attracted thousands of people to the downtown waterfront, Congressman Brian Higgins is once again calling for removal of the Buffalo Skyway.

Higgins points out the the state Department of Transportation recently rated the bridge over the Buffalo River "functionally obsolete," because it lacks shoulders, and structurally "deficient."

Road work will close section of Rt. 270 in Amherst

Jun 24, 2012
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A portion of Route 270, Campbell Boulevard in the town of Amherst, will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, June 25. 

The New York State Department of Transportation has announced that culvert replacement work will begin on Route 27.   As a result, NY Route 270, between North French Road and Tonawanda Creek Road, will be closed to all traffic. 

The closure is expected to last for approximately one week.  Traffic will be directed to follow a posted detour route. The work is weather sensitive and may be delayed in the event of inclement weather.