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Bridge Commission Announces Anniversary Commemorations

Bridge Commission Announces Anniversary Commemorations

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) has announced a series of upcoming commemorative activities in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Commission and the 50th Anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge span.

“To properly acknowledge and pay tribute to 75 years of effective, bi-national service to the Western New York and Southern Ontario regions, the Commission has a series of exciting events and activities planned for the second-half of 2013,” said NFBC Chairperson Thomas G. Pryce.

“This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, which is an important trade and tourism corridor for our local areas and the broader Canada - United States economic relationship,” said NFBC Vice Chairperson Ernest K. Smith.  

NFADA AutoTech Competition Prepares Students for the WNY Workforce

NFADA AutoTech Competition Prepares Students for the WNY Workforce

 

Is there anything that Americans take for granted more than their vehicles? They play a hugely significant role in our daily lives, transporting us to work, school, the grocery store, doctors’ appointments, entertainment venues and a wide variety of destinations both near and far. We hop in, turn the key and expect to be on our way within seconds — until that fateful day when a dead battery, flat tire or some unexpected mechanical problem stops us dead in our tracks.

Today’s vehicles, as we are well aware, are more like computers on wheels, filled with state-of-the-art technology from bumper to bumper. As a result, it requires superbly trained automotive technicians to ensure that our vehicles continue to run in a safe and efficient manner.

Toronto Launches "Feeling Congested?" Transportation Public Roundtable

The City of Toronto has launched a public consultation campaign with the aim of engaging Torontonians on a range of issues related to transportation planning, priorities and funding. This engagement, called Feeling Congested?, will support and inform the comprehensive review of Toronto's Official Plan transportation policies, as well as the development of a new long-term transportation plan, and a funding and investment strategy.

Traffic Delays Expected on I-290

Traffic Delays Expected on I-290

A Statement Released by the NYSDOT

AMHERST, NY - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today announced that bridge inspection will occur on Interstate 290, in the Town of Amherst, Erie County.  As a result, on Saturday, December 8, Interstate 290, between Interstate 90 and Interstate 990, will be subject to intermittent lane closures in both directions beginning at 7:00 a.m. until noon.  At least one lane will remain open at all times.

This work is weather dependent and may be delayed in the event of inclement weather.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

School Bus Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

School Bus Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

Rural/Metro offers tips to parents, kids and drivers to ensure a safe return to school

Buffalo, NY (August 30, 2012) – As summer draws to a close and thousands of students across Western New York head back to school, parents can help their children make the return smoothly and safely.

Buffalo-based Rural/Metro Medical Services and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offer parents these six school bus safety tips to share with their kids:

Walk, Don’t Run

Just as there’s no running in the hallways at school, no running to the bus stop either. Leave 5-10 minutes early so you’re not rushed and use sidewalks whenever possible. Otherwise walk on the left, facing traffic.

Safety at the Stop

Move Over Law Reminder

Move Over Law Reminder

A statement from the Niagara County Sheriff Office:

Sheriff James R. Voutour is reminding everyone of the “Move Over” law that took effect January 1, 2011. The law requires motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a parked authorized emergency vehicle with emergency lights flashing. This legislation honors the memory of Trooper Ambrose and Deputy Searles, who lost their lives while serving the public. Trooper Robert Ambrose was burned alive inside his vehicle when his patrol car was rear-ended by a sports utility vehicle traveling over 80 miles per hour. Deputy Glenn Searles died from injuries he suffered when assisting a stranded motorist, a second car struck him, pinning him against his patrol vehicle. Beginning January 1, 2012, the “Mover Over” law was expanded to cover hazard vehicles, such as tow trucks, HELP trucks, highway maintenance trucks and any other vehicle being used in the construction or maintenance of roadways that has an amber light.

Roadway Expansion-Joint Replacement Set For April on Route 104/Lewiston Road

Roadway Expansion-Joint Replacement Set For April on Route 104/Lewiston Road

 

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that the second phase of a three-phase roadway expansion-joint replacement project is scheduled to begin on April 16.  The first phase of the million-dollar, multiyear project was completed in November 2011, with work done on the southbound section of the Robert Moses Parkway. Phase two, which involves Lewiston Road, Route 104 as it crosses the Robert Moses Dam at the Niagara Power Project, is expected to be completed sometime in November 2012.

The Niagara project’s roadway expansion-joint replacement initiative is the result of NYPA’s 2008 biennial bridge inspection of three state bridges: The Robert Moses Parkway—northbound and southbound lanes and Route 104/ Lewiston Road. A detailed analysis of the structures revealed that 33 of the bridges’ 78 expansion joints were experiencing excessive leakage.