Department of Transportation http://waer.org en New I-81 Replacement Plan Emerges on Eve of Public Meeting http://waer.org/post/new-i-81-replacement-plan-emerges-eve-public-meeting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Just days before a <a href="https://www.dot.ny.gov/i81opportunities">public meeting</a> about the replacement of I-81 through Syracuse, a closed door meeting was held today with local and State DOT Officials.&nbsp; Senator John DeFrancisco brought in engineering plans provided by his constituents.&nbsp; It calls for building a 1.2 mile tunnel with an overlapping boulevard.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:13:46 +0000 Chris Bolt & John Smith 20144 at http://waer.org New I-81 Replacement Plan Emerges on Eve of Public Meeting Amtrak Agreement Means $22 Million From NYS to Keep Some Routes Running http://waer.org/post/amtrak-agreement-means-22-million-nys-keep-some-routes-running <p></p><p>Amtrak is getting $22&nbsp; million of your state tax dollars&hellip;all to make sure the service continues and maybe improves.&nbsp; An agreement announced today has New York picking up a portion of the costs of four specific routes, with the federal government also subsidizing a share.&nbsp; Transportation Department Spokesperson Beau Duffy explains the support helps some of the busiest lines&hellip;and can perhaps lead to improvements.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:05:29 +0000 Chris Bolt 8817 at http://waer.org Amtrak Agreement Means $22 Million From NYS to Keep Some Routes Running What's going to happen with I-81 and what do you have to say about it? http://waer.org/post/whats-going-happen-i-81-and-what-do-you-have-say-about-it <P>Central New Yorkers will get another opportunity to add their opinions to the debate over the future of Interstate 81 Tuesday.&nbsp; Mon, 20 May 2013 21:23:43 +0000 Chris Bolt 2332 at http://waer.org What's going to happen with I-81 and what do you have to say about it?