Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

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Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority
Agency overview
Formed 1923 (1923)
Preceding
  • Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Company
Jurisdiction Peace Bridge
Headquarters 100 Queen Street
Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Agency executives
  • Canada Tim Clutterbuck, Chairman
  • United States Sam Hoyt, Vice Chairman

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (also known as the Peace Bridge Authority and the Public Bridge Authority) is the agency established to regulate the Peace Bridge, which crosses the Canada–United States border. This bridge is designed to handle vehicle traffic between Buffalo in the American state of New York and Fort Erie in the Canadian province of Ontario.

The authority is a bi-national agency, incorporated as both a public benefit corporation in the State of New York and a Crown corporation federally in Canada, governed under the terms of an agreement between New York and the Canadian federal government.[1]

Board of Directors[edit]

The Bridge Authority is led by a ten-member board, five from each country. The chairmanship alternates annually between a Canadian representative and an American representative.[2]

Board of Directors
 Canada  United States
Tim Clutterbuck, Chairman Sam Hoyt, Vice Chairman
Vacant Sam Gurney
Isabel Meharry Kenneth A. Manning
Patrick Robson Anthony Masiello
Debbie Zimmerman Michael J. Russo

Two of the five US members are appointed by the Governor of New York with confirmation by the New York State Senate. The remaining members are the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation, Chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, and the Attorney General of New York (or their delegates).

All five of the Canadian members are appointed by the Governor-in-Council as per recommendation by the federal Minister of Transport.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Authority Information". Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Board of Directors". Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  3. ^ An Act respecting the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Company (S.C. 1934, c. 63), March 28, 1934. Retrieved on March 12, 2017.