Enough with all the planning, build a new bridge to Canada
I know, I know, we’ve been here a million times before! Yes, staffing the customs booths on both sides is an absolute necessity, but so is building a six-lane bridge.
Every trip over the Peace Bridge leads to a funneling of traffic into a tight squeeze with cars trying to find a path to a moving customs booth or Nexus lane, while avoiding the crush of slow-moving trucks. It has been evident for decades that a new bridge is needed to facilitate tourists, travelers and commercial truck traffic.
What is currently keeping the Peace Bridge Authority from moving forward with a new bridge? The studies have been done ad nauseum! The environment will benefit and the ecosystem will be preserved with a new bridge. Common sense and the common good demand it.
So, no more foot-dragging. Build, build, build for Buffalo’s, Fort Erie’s, Western New York’s and Canada’s future. We’re tired of waiting!
The Rev. Pascal Ipolito, Ret.
Diocese of Buffalo