The first public meeting of the 17-member train station committee that will recommend the location of a new Amtrak station will be held Dec. 15.
The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Buffalo Common Council Chamber on the 13th floor of Buffalo City Hall.
“We are pleased that there is so much community interest in the train station selection project, and look forward to hearing testimony from residents on potential sites across the City of Buffalo,” Mayor Byron Brown said.
The committee has already formally convened, and lead facilitator Robert Shibley, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, said a recommendation will be ready by the end of April.
Those wishing to present ideas must complete and return a reply form as soon as possible, which can be found on the City of Buffalo website at BuffaloRail@City-Buffalo.com. Twenty copies of any presentation should be submitted at the meeting registration desk. The committee would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements. Presentations may also be submitted online for review by the committee at: BuffaloRail@City-Buffalo.com. It is not necessary to appear before the committee for submissions to be acknowledged and reviewed.