What good is public transit?

Lisa Austin

During his 2013 visit to Erie, University of Buffalo, SUNY professor Dr. Daniel B. Hess praised transit for offering “access to education, employment, healthcare, shopping, recreation, entertainment, and socialization.” Hess said transit promotes neighborhood reinvestment and can help reduce “sprawl, pollution, and oil dependence.”

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Heman Janes House

Lisa Austin & Stephen Sonnenberg

Preservation Erie’s Melinda Myers says that of the thousands of buildings in Erie, “we have only three clusters” of National Register listed districts. But, because we don’t have any preservation ordinances or a demolition review board, no building is protected. City Hall must issue a demolition permit to any property owner willing to pay the fee.

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