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A $60 million annual increase in Western New York's highway program would result if state voters were to approve the $3 billion transportation bond issue Nov. 8, according to the regional director of the state Department of Transportation.Robert J. Russell, who oversees the department's activities in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, said the region'…

Developers of a proposed international truck inspection center for Buffalo's waterfront detailed their project before the NFTA Wednesday, promising a facility that would blend with waterfront development and enhance the city's role in U.S.-Canadian trade.Frank J. McGuire and Frank P. D'Arrigo unveiled plans for their proposed $13 million facility adjacent to the Port …

Developers of a proposed inter national truck inspection center for Buffalo's waterfront detailed their project before the NFTA to day, promising a facility that would blend with waterfront de velopment and enhance the city's role in U.S.-Canadian trade.Frank J. McGuire and Frank P. D'Arrigo unveiled plans for their proposed $13 million facility adja cent to the Port …

For Grand Island commuter Michael J. Hagen, life suddenly has begun to revolve around the Grand Island bridges.Hagen, a Marine Midland vice president, finds himself rising half an hour earlier each morning, paying close attention to the radio traffic reports and traveling over selected alternative routes and "secret short cuts" in the daily struggle to shorten the wai…

The Ellicott Street entrance to the Metro Transportation Center in downtown Buffalo will close to the traveling public next year as a result of an NFTA office expansion project set to begin in November 1989.The project will provide 7,100 square feet of office space to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, which needs more room as a result of departmental reor…

Terrence McTigue remembers that September night in 1976 all too well.As one of the New York Police Department's bomb squad experts, he and several other officers had removed a bomb planted by Croatian nationalists in Grand Central Terminal and were attempting to disarm it in a Bronx disposal area. Then it exploded.His partner, Officer Brian Murray, 27, the father of t…

Twelve years ago, Yugoslavian-born Frane Pesut held the world's attention for two days as he and four other Croatian nationalists hijacked an airliner over Buffalo and began an odyssey from North America to Europe.Today, after completing 12 years of a 30-year prison sentence, he sits in a Buffalo jail, a man without a country as immigration officials try to deport him…

Buffalo's transit police force will receive paychecks almost 17 percent richer by next April, a raise one NFTA commissioner complained Monday is excessive.The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority board of commissioners Monday voted 10 to 1 to approve a contract with the transit police, calling for the two-year pact to be phased in by April 1.It involves pay raise…