Saying a deal could be announced soon, Canadian officials report they have reached an “agreement in principle’’ with New York State to resolve the Peace Bridge conflict. If everything proceeds according to plan, a deal could be announced sometime this week. The deal supposedly aims to ensure free flowing trade across the bridge, although final details are still being negotiated.
The contentious negotiations between New York and Canada over the future of the Peace Bridge in Buffalo took a turn when both the State Senate and the Assembly overwhelmingly approved dissolving the Peace Bridge Authority Wednesday. The vote immediately put to a halt $150 million in Peace bridge projects, according to authority General Manager, Ron Rienas, a Canadian.
The dispute between the two sides is over efforts to expand the plaza on the New York side of the bridge.
Governor Cuomo held a 90-minute closed door meeting with Western New York lawmakers Monday, hoping to rally support for his stance on the controversial Peace Bridge improvements and expansion.