Grisanti, Ryan Warn Authority to Get Peace Bridge Work Done
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Two local state lawmakers who pushed for the abolition of the Peace Bridge Authority say they're glad to see a deal reached on Peace Bridge work. But they warn the members of the authority are NOT off the hook.
News of a deal on Peace Bridge work is good says Assemblyman Sean Ryan, who introduced the bill. But Ryan says it's not over yet. "The bill is still on the table until the end of the year, and if the authority backtracks on progress, we can go back and have the bill signed." Ryan says it took just two weeks after the bill was introduced to get an agreement on improving the Buffalo side of the bridge.
State Senator Mark Grisanti says it's important that the deal calls for Buffalo's plaza work take priority, and is too calling on the authority to move ahead. "The authority has a meeting Friday, and the members should ratify everything reached in this deal," warns Grisanti.
Governor Cuomo, in announcing the deal, called the bill to abolish the Peace Bridge Authority null and void, but did not say he would veto the bill.