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  For those under the age of 30, cars driving on Main Street in Buffalo’s downtown area is a foreign concept. That is, until now.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is making a big investment towards its future.

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UB has started the mammoth $375 million project to build its new medical school at Main and Allen, a  plan that will see Metro Rail trains running through the basement during all three years of construction.

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Up and down Main Street tonight, there will be revelers, bands, and diners all kicking off the theater season. It's also the kickoff of the prime time of year for downtown restaurant operators.

NFTA to spruce up Erie Canal Harbor station

Aug 30, 2013
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With all of the new construction taking place at Canalside,  the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority says it's going to remodel its Erie Canal Harbor rail station.

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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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Starting today, Metro Rail trains will no longer be stopping at the Theater Station platform in downtown Buffalo.

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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.

WBFO News by Mike Desmond

Buffalo police are probing a double stabbing  that occurred late Thursday afternoon near the Erie Canal Harbor Metro Rail Station which has sent to two victims to the hospital.

The attack occurred just as crowds were assembling for the first big music concert of the summer on the downtown waterfront in the 100 block on of Main Street around 3:30 p.m. 

Police have detained one individual in connection with the stabbing.   

The victims were a male and female.  Both were taken to ECMC. It appears the injuries to the female are serious.

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