Pretty sad that like everything in Buffalo, WNY and NYS, this project is not being championed with dollars from the City budget. But then again, the city is in this condition because it's always been reactive as opposed to proactive. The "we need a handout" mentality is what is killing WNY. Stop asking everyone for money and start taking your future into your own hands and stop blaming everyone for your problems and acting like a whiner. If the project is necessary and has value, then fund it. It's called being progressive. But then again, let's not forget that people like Byron "um, um, um" Brown are career politicians first, public servants second. They've all slowly and steadily planned for their own ascension and they can't step out of line in any way to champion anything that might have people ask any pointed questions.
This community as whole has the "grant" mentality: that is nothing is worth doing unless someone else funds it. That results in what we see today.