The City of Buffalo will receive $15 million in Department of Transportation (DOT) grants from the National Infrastructure Investments or TIGER III Discretionary Grants program, funds that would allow the city to upgrade transit and pedestrian amenities by returning automobile access to Main Street and restore aging Metro Rail facilities in downtown Buffalo.

The following is a statement from Mayor Byron W. Brown regarding the Federal Funding Award of the city’s ‘Cars Sharing Main Street’ project:

“Buffalo receiving a $15 million Federal Grant for the city’s ‘Cars Sharing Main Street’ project is great news,” said Mayor Byron W. Brown. “My administration worked hard on this application, and to secure these critical funds. This grant will support the investment that has already taken place in the Seven Hundred Block of downtown Main Street, along with the money we already have in place for the Six Hundred Block. The ultimate goal of the ‘Cars Sharing Main Street’ project is to increase business, and residential investment along Main Street, and to create more jobs for the residents of this community. I want to thank Senator Charles Schumer, who was a strong advocate in Washington for the city’s federal grant application, and the other members of our Western New York Congressional Delegation.”