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Peace Bridge accord reached

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - Updated: 4:08 AM

BUFFALO (AP) -- New York and Canada have agreed on a plan to hasten much-needed improvements to the American side of the Peace Bridge after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and ambassadors from both countries intervened in a stalemate that had divided the bridge's bi-national governing board along international lines.

"A bridge only works when it works on both ends. That's the metaphor for today," Cuomo said Wednesday in Buffalo, where he announced the agreement with Ambassadors Gary Doer of Canada and David Jacobson of the United States at a boathouse in view of the span, one of the busiest commercial and passenger crossings along the northern border.

New York officials have grown increasingly impatient in recent months over the pace of redevelopment of the crowded and confusing U.S. inspection plaza, where idling trucks have long led to pollution complaints from neighboring homeowners.

With the 10-member Peace Bridge Authority, comprised of five Canadian and five American members, deadlocked, the Senate and Assembly this month overwhelmingly approved a measure to dissolve the agency as Cuomo continued negotiations with Canadian officials.

     

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