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BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON. – The Board and Staff of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority are deeply saddened by the passing today of Chairman Paul Koessler.

Mr. Koessler was appointed to the Peace Bridge Authority (PBA) in November, 2000 and served the Authority with great distinction right up until the time of his passing.

Peace Bridge Design to Change - Environmental considerations result in recommended 567 ft high two-tower cable stay bridge being dropped in favor of a lower profile bridge. Project slated to begin construction in late 2009.

(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) - Background: Two and a half years ago a bi-national design jury selected a 567 ft. high, two-tower cable stay bridge, designed by Christian Menn, as the recommended bridge for the Peace Bridge’s capacity expansion project. The City of Buffalo, Town of Fort Erie, and the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority all concurred and it was the recommended alternative carried in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for agency review and public comment. The DEIS was issued in September 2007.

Peace Bridge Design to Change - Environmental considerations result in recommended 567 ft high two-tower cable stay bridge being dropped in favor of a lower profile bridge. Project slated to begin construction in late 2009 

(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) – Paul Koessler has been elected Chairman of Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority.

Mr. Koessler is active on a number of civic, charitable and community boards, as well as privately held corporations. He was the former president of Alphagraphics, a provider of print related and digital publishing services for businesses worldwide.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2007
For further information contact: Ron Rienas, General Manager
716-884-6744 / 905-871-1608 extension 226

Peace Bridge Tolls Move to Currency Parity

(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) – The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority today moved to adopt currency parity for tolls at the Peace Bridge.

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