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County Legislature calls on State to increase Transit Road funding


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We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.


At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.


Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.


Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.


In the wake of ongoing traffic and pedestrian safety issues, Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) announced the passage of a resolution calling on the New York State Department of Transportation to increase funding to widen Transit Road between French and Gould. The Erie County Legislature approved Legislator Morton’s resolution unanimously at the March 9, 2017 session.

 

“With other projects being prioritized in the region, traffic continues to increase dramatically in the NYS Route 78 corridor between Walden and Broadway. Improvements to this corridor are crucial and long overdue, introducing this resolution standing with so many residents concerned about the issues in this corridor is simply common sense,” said Legislator Morton.

 

Over the past few years, a large number of accidents have occurred due to the narrowness of this stretch. Legislator Morton joins the Village of Depew, Town of Cheektowaga, Town of Lancaster and the Town Highway Superintendents Association of Erie County in calling for this effort to protect pedestrians and ensure safe traffic flow for vehicles and first responders.