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The effort to bring car traffic back to Buffalo's downtown core on Main Street suffered a setback this week, after the city failed to win any federal money to fund the next round of construction work. Without the federal funding, local officials aren't sure where the money will come from. "We were disappointed," said Debra Chernoff, manager of planning for Buffalo Pl…

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Workers are installing the new track bed in the southeast portion of lower Main Street and preparing to put in the new rails as part of the effort to restore car traffic to the key downtown artery. Debra Chernoff, manager of planning for Buffalo Place, said the new rails were delivered to the site at Main and Scott streets and are "ready to go in when they're done level…

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Construction crews are removing the extra two Metro Rail station shelters at Canalside, as part of the plan to restore car traffic to that portion of Main Street, now that the workers and utility companies have completed their excavation of test pits to identify where underground utility connections are. The Canalside station has long had double stops on each side of th…

Buffalo

Imagine leaving your Buffalo apartment in the morning, going downstairs, grabbing a bite to eat and a coffee, and then getting right on a Metro Rail train to your job downtown – all without ever going outside. It could happen. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority wants to redevelop all its train stations in the city north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campu…