Infrastructure

Construction on Niagara Street in Buffalo. September 9, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 30, 2019 - 12:18 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is hoping for a city investment of more than $9 million in capital projects as part of his recommended capital budget. $8 million alone would go to major infrastructure projects including repaving of Delaware Avenue, Michigan Avenue, Walden Avenue,...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
October 18, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Even though there's a renewed push for the state to fund local urban infrastructure needs , there are still "big ticket" projects that are being pushed at the highest levels of New York State. Buffalo's Skyway is one of those ticket items. Governor Andrew Cuomo has already...
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Pothole on Main Street in Buffalo. May 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 17, 2019 - 12:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There will be a six-month push to fund municipal infrastructure needs in New York State. "Rebuild NY" began their campaign on Thursday at the corner of Main and Best Streets in Buffalo. Officials said this locally-maintained roadway is one example of roadway, among hundreds...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Brian Mazurowski
June 14, 2018 - 11:04 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - One of Western New York's top Democrats is speaking out against the party's leadership in Washington Congressman Brian Higgins said he no longer is supporting Minority Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi, citing her lack of leadership. "The Democratic Party has to offer something...
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Tom Puckett
March 07, 2018 - 4:54 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Senator Chuck Schumer announced his Jobs and Infrastructure Plan that would make a $1 trillion federal investment to help modernize Upstate New York’s crumbling infrastructure and create thousands of jobs. “Infrastructure in Upstate New York and beyond is falling apart. Each day...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 17, 2017 - 3:46 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – South Buffalo will be on the receiving end of major infrastructure upgrades beginning in 2018. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced a $5 million plan to focus on rebuilding Abbott Road and rehabilitation the worn-down Warren Spahn Bridge in Cazenovia Park. Abbott Road from...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 09, 2017 - 3:57 pm
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - State Senator Chris Jacobs announced an increase in funding for transportation infrastructure in the 2017-2018 state budget. "The total amount of funding in the 60th senatorial district was over $850 million and about a $1 million increase from last year," Jacobs said. "It'...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 15, 2017 - 4:10 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins introduced a bill in the House of Representatives called the "National Building Here at Home Act" which addresses America's infrastructure needs. The $1.263 Trillion bill would tackle a wide variety of projects over the next five years. "The failure...
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AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
May 02, 2017 - 1:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo announced a series of road work measures in Western New York to improve the safety of travelers throughout the region. The $9.3 million project is slated to enhance the infrastructure for the area while enhancing both pedestrian and vehicle safety. The Cuomo...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 17, 2017 - 12:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Members of the Western New York State Legislative Delegation gathered on Monday morning to celebrate the $2.5 billion of state funds towards clean water infrastructure in the area. “Here in Western New York we enjoy some of the best fresh water resources and assets of the...
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