This year marks the tenth that Amanda and I have been volunteers with the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, and my fourth serving on the Board of Directors. The CTRC is in the best position it's ever been in to succeed and move into the future, and with that knowledge Amanda and I are both "retiring"… Continue reading Derek and Amanda retire from the CTRC
Earlier this week the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation announced changes to the Board of Directors, and I was part of them. I was elected to the Board, and as Treasurer. Mark Lewandowski, former VP and Treasurer, was elected President. Tony Bylewski was elected Vice-Chair. Sara Etten and Jeff Ingersoll, both former Board Members, were re-elected.… Continue reading A funny thing happened on the way to the Terminal
Last Thursday, our good friend Mike Miller passed away. Many people knew Mike from the work he did for the Buffalo Central Terminal, Broadway Fillmore Alive, and most recently Preservation Buffalo Niagara. We knew Mike first as a friend, and a great advocate for Wesern New York second. You often hear people say, "He's the… Continue reading Memories of Mike Miller
Former CTRC President, Russell Pawlak, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Russell was a tireless supporter of the Terminal, taking it from the pipe dream of a bunch of preservationists, to a successful event venue, bringing thousands of people per year back to the East Side of Buffalo. The Central Terminal Restoration… Continue reading Former CTRC President Russell Pawlak has passed away
It's a good thing we have all those braniacs working at the New York State Department of Transportation to tell us things like "the presence of freight traffic would make the Central Terminal ill-suited to be a passenger rail station again." They must have done a lot of work coming to that conclusion. I mean… Continue reading Oh, no. There’s no room for one more track at the Central Terminal!