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Ford Friendship Express Applications are Due Dec. 15

Ford Friendship Express Applications are Due Dec. 15

Local nonprofit organization will drive away in a new Ford van this February

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Today, The Ford Dealers of Western New York issued a reminder that there’s only one week remaining for nonprofit organizations in the WNY-area to apply for a new van through the 2012 Ford Friendship Express program. The deadline to submit applications is next Thursday, December 15 for all eligible groups.

Winter Parking Bans in Your Town

Winter Parking Bans in Your Town

Amherst:

  • The Amherst Police would like to remind all citizens that the winter parking ban is now in effect. From November 1st until April 1st, there will be no overnight parking allowed on any Amherst street from 1 am to 7 am.

Cheektowaga:

  • The Cheektowaga Police would like to remind all citizens that the winter parking ban is now in effect. From November 1st until April 1st, there will be no overnight parking allowed on any Cheektowaga street from 1 am to 6 am. 

Clarence:

  • The Clarence Police would like to remind all citizens that the winter parking ban is now in effect.

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

 

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership to Transform Campus and Surrounding Neighborhoods into a Global Leader in Energy Innovation

 

  • Community stakeholders to be engaged in project development.
  • Retrofit of century-old home will demonstrate compatibility of modern energy use with preservation of historic structures.
  • Medical campus expected to grow to 12,000 employees, with increased energy needs.  Partnership will help manage usage through new technologies, training.

 

Ford Friendship Express Program Unveils its “Redesign”

Ford Friendship Express Program Unveils its “Redesign”

Applications now available for local nonprofits; Recipients to be announced at Buffalo Auto Show in February

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Ford Dealers of Western New York just couldn’t wait to announce that applications are now available for the 2012 Ford Friendship Express program -- an annual program that provides “new wheels” to local nonprofit organizations in need of transportation.

“For nearly two decades, the WNY Ford Dealers have awarded new Ford vehicles to deserving organizations in our community,” said Scott Bieler, chairman, Ford Friendship Express selection committee.

TRAVELER ADVISORY: Part of 990 to be Closed on Wednesday

TRAVELER ADVISORY: Part of 990 to be Closed on Wednesday

A Statement from the New York State Department of Transportation 

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced that the Western New York Incident Management Team will be conducting an incident management training exercise on Interstate 990 in the town of Amherst, Erie County, on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.  

As a result of this training exercise, Interstate 990 will be closed both northbound and southbound, from North French Road to Millersport Highway from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Motorists are advised to follow posted detour routes. 

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

Councilmember Marlette Recommends Barriers to Improve Public Safety

Councilmember Marlette Recommends Barriers to Improve Public Safety

(Amherst, NY)---In light of the recent tragedy at a local Amherst restaurant, Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette has created a resolution to the Amherst Town Board which directs the Planning Director to draft a Local Law to amend site plan regulations to require protective structures be placed between the parking lot and the place of assembly (such as a restaurant) where required, as a matter of public safety.

Mr. Marlette states “There are many types of barriers that can add protection where there is public assembly. It is imperative that our Building and Planning Departments examine this area of site plan regulations.”

Mr. Marlette’s resolution goes before the Amherst Town Board Monday, September 26, 2011 at 7PM.

Erie County Residents Needed for Driving Behavior Study

 Erie County Residents Needed for Driving Behavior Study

Nearly 500 residents of Erie County N.Y. are being recruited for a Transportation Research Board (TRB) study on driving behavior.  This is part of the world's largest study of driver behavior, in which vehicle-mounted equipment will observe how drivers interact with traffic conditions and roadway design.  The data captured will be used for safety improvements in road design, cars, and driver training programs. 

Over the course of the two-year study, vehicles of 3,100 drivers in six test sites across the U.S. will be fitted with a special Data Acquisition System (DAS), which will collect both driver and vehicle performance data.  DAS technology includes forward radar, continuously recording video cameras, GPS, accelerometers, and other sensors.  Environmental variables such as traffic, lighting, and weather conditions will also be collected.