Originally appeared in the Buffalo News on June 24th, 2012.
The Peace Bridge Authority needs to be reined in. It wants to start demolitions of homes in the neighborhood near the bridge as part of its apparently secret project to increase truck parking near the bridge.
It’s great that some local legislators have called for the Department of Environmental Conservation to implement air quality monitoring in the neighborhood, but that is not enough.
They and other elected representatives need to follow the lead of Mayor Byron Brown and call upon the governor to tell the authority to re-evaluate its plans. The air in the neighborhood has been polluted enough already. We need fewer trucks, not more. We need trains!
Harry DeLano – Buffalo, N. Y.