FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 3, 2008
Schumer Goes To Bat For Jamestown Gateway Intermodal Station And Riverwalk Projects: Urges Federal Transit Admin. To Expedite Approval Of Jamestown's Bid For Certified Grantee Status, Necessary For Project To Move Forward
In 2005, Schumer Helped Secure Almost $3 Million in Federal Funds for the Riverwalk Connector Trail, the Revitalization of Erie Lackawanna Railroad Station, an Art-Deco Landmark in Downtown Jamestown Abandoned Since 1973
Because Jamestown Lacks the Authority to Disperse Federal Funds to Jumpstart Project, City Must Apply for Special Certification from FTA to Secure Previously Allocated Federal Dollars
Schumer: With the Rail Station Essential to Revitalizing the Downtown Area, Approval Must be Expedited to Free Up These Much-Needed Funds.
Today, Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to expedite approval of the City of
Because the City of
Schumer today wrote a personal letter to FTA Administrator James S. Simpson, urging him to expedite approval of the City of
“Reclaiming the landmark Erie Lackawanna Railroad Station is a linchpin to revitalization efforts in the downtown area,” said Senator Schumer. “It’s time for this critical project to move full speed ahead. I urge FTA to expedite approval of the City of
In 2005, Schumer helped secure $2.6 million for the City of
“We need the FTA to cut through the bureaucratic red tape so that
These two projects are vital to the progress of redevelopment efforts in downtown Jamestown, Schumer noted, as they would jumpstart the long-awaited renovation of the historic Erie Lackawanna Railroad Station, an Art Deco landmark vacant since 1973, and reconnect the station to the Riverwalk Connector Trail now underway along the Chadakoin River, by a new pedestrian bridge over the downtown rail corridor.
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