Letter to the Grand Island Dispatch
“Islander’s Working for
the Common Good”
Congratulations Grand Islanders! Your team effort finally brought common sense to the debate
on the Peace Bridge Expansion project.
Through the combined efforts of the hundreds of Islanders
who participated in the Collaborative Workshop on December 7th, a clear message
was sent to the Public Bridge Authority. They
now know that the least environmentally damaging alternative for a new bridge is
the International Railroad crossing. The collective knowledge and talents of our community
carried the day breathing life back into this “rejected” alternative.
This is just the beginning of a process that will culminate in the
scrapping of the ill conceived South of Grand Island and Grand Island bridge
Despite the fact that our State Assemblyman incorrectly
accused us of trafficking in wild rumors and accusations you were undaunted in
your efforts to bring the facts to the table, so they could be considered by the
Public Bridge Authority. However,
the battle is only beginning and your continued involvement is essential.
Working together with our Canadian counterparts we can make the
International Railroad Crossing the best for the regional economy and our way of
Teddy Roosevelt best summed up the daring of the people.
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even
though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who
neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because the live in the gray twilight that
knows neither victory nor defeat. Thanks,
Grand Islanders you are the best.
Paul G. Leuchner