Niagara County has the potential to resurrect industry and commerce in Western New York. But it will take a lot of courage to create the change that is needed, such as a state-of-the-art mass transit monorail system similar to the one at Disney World.
This system could start at Niagara Falls International Airport, with stops at Summit Park Mall, Tonawanda and North Tonawanda, and then one stop to downtown Buffalo.
Passengers could transfer to Hamburg and other surrounding communities, using the Memorial Auditorium as a transfer hub. The system could then return to Niagara County through Amherst (Boulevard Mall), the University at Buffalo, sweeping Niagara County straight to beautiful Niagara Falls, then returning back to the airport.
The other day a local television news program reported that Western New York was decreasing in population but increasing in vehicle traffic, which means more and wider roads. Instead, why not maintain the roads you already have, develop a plan to move the masses, and change our dependency on fossil fuel?
The time has come for mass transportation to take hold in the United States. Why not Niagara and Erie counties leading the way?
Come on, Western New York. You want change? Prove it.
JOSEPH R. SUTO