Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Archive

July 1, 2013

Federal authorities sign off on Falls train station plans, work could begin in the fall

(Continued)

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — And with the arrival of withheld casino revenues imminent — a result of the resolution of the gaming compact dispute between the Seneca Nation of Indians and New York state — the city will be able to use those to pay for the local match on the project as was originally planned, Dyster said.

This project will pay dividends far into the city’s future as the state and federal governments continue to invest in rail, he added.

“Eventually we’re going to be situated in a very sweet spot as the border crossing station for the high-speed rail line that will run from New York City to Toronto,” Dyster said.

Council Chairman Glenn Choolokian said he will be seeking clarification on some aspects of the project before making any decisions on whether to approve funding.

“There are still a lot of questions to be asked,” he said.

Choolokian said he has not been approached by the administration with plans regarding the project since the casino dispute had been resolved.

“We’ll see what they bring us and we’ll take it from there,” Choolokian said. “We’ve got to take it one step at a time.”

Contact reporter Justin Sondel at 282-2311, ext. 2257

Text Only
Featured Ads
Photos


Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Front page
AP Video
Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City
Seasonal Content
Helium debate
Helium
Section Teases

Seasonal Content
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.