HAWLEY UNWAVERING ON FIGHT TO REPAIR LAKE ONTARIO STATE PARKWAY

Attends local meeting with public, community activists and writes local and national leaders including President-elect Trump in support of parkway

            In his continuous fight to secure funding to repair the Lake Ontario State Parkway (LOSP), Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) brought attention to the issue at a widely-attended meeting Monday night at the home of Gene Haines, formerly the Barbary Coast Restaurant. Speakers included Sen. Robert Ortt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda), Kevin Bush of the New York State Department of Transportation and Wayne Goodman of the Landmark Society of Western New York.

            "This has been a staple of my infrastructure improvement plan for many years," Hawley said. "The LOSP is very important to our local tourism industry, the safety of local drivers and its historical significance is unmatched in our region, as shown by its recent induction into the 'Five to Revive'  by the Landmark Society of Western New York. Last spring, I personally delivered thousands of signatures to the governor's office in Albany and have remained vigilant on this issue because I know how much it means to our area. Monday's meeting was an important step toward raising awareness for repair of the LOSP and I will keep fighting until we secure more funding for its management."

            Along with his attendance and activism at Monday's meeting, Hawley has penned a letter to Congressman Chris Collins (R-Clarence), U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (R-NY), State Sen. Joe Robach (R-Greece), Chair of the New York State Senate Transportation Committee, and President-elect Donald J. Trump.

            "The condition of the parkway has local residents, businesses and tourists very concerned because they have had to live with deteriorating conditions for decades," Hawley wrote. "I have received hundreds of letters and emails regarding this issue...To make our state a world-class tourist destination and to improve the quality of life for local residents, it is imperative that the Parkway's conditions improve."

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