AQUISITION AND RELOCATION-NIAGARA FRONTIER MASS TRANSIT STUDY/BUFFALO-AMHERST CORRIDOR FEASIBILITY

THE REPORT DETAILS SITE ACQUISITION AND RELOCATION REQUIREMENTS WHICH WILL AFFECT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUFFALO-AMHERST CORRIDOR TRANSPORTATION PLAN. GENERAL GUIDELINES PROVIDED IN THE UNIFORM RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION POLICIES ACT OF 1970 ARE REVIEWED. THIS RECENT LEGISLATION WAS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURAL FRAMEWORK FOR FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROJECTS WHICH REQUIRE THE DISPLACEMENT OF TENANTS AT THE PROJECT SITE. ALL RELEVANT ASPECTS OF LAND ACQUISITION, RELOCATION, AND REMUNERATION OF RESIDENTS ARE DISCUSSED. IN ADDITION, PERTINENT SECTIONS OF THE NIAGARA FRONTIER TRANSPORTATION ACT ARE REVIEWED. TITLE II OF THE FORMER ACT PROVIDES A TEN-STEP PROCEDURE FOR REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF CURRENT TENANTS AND TO GUARANTEE EXPIDITIOUS NEGOTIATIONS PRIOR TO ACTUAL PURCHASE OF THE LAND. PROCEDURES FOR RELOCATION ASSISTANCE TO PERSONS AND BUSINESSES DISPLACED FROM PROJECT SITES ARE DETAILED WITH REFERENCE TO BOTH ADVISORY SERVICES AND FINANCIAL COMPENSATION. ALLOWANCES FOR MOVING EXPENSES, RENTAL SUBSIDIES, AND OTHER REIMBURSEMENTS TO DISPLACED TENANTS ARE OUTLINED. SIMILAR ALLOWANCES FOR THE RELOCATION OF RESIDENTIAL OWNERS ARE ALSO EXAMINED. FIVE ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT SCHEMES ARE PROVIDED TO COMPENSATE DISPLACED BUSINESSES. THE PROVISIONS OUTLINED ABOVE WERE USED TO DELINEATE AN ESTIMATE OF TOTAL RELOCATION ASSISTANCE COSTS UNDER THE BUFFALO-AMHERST CORRIDOR TRANSPORTATION PLAN. THE AUTHORS PROJECT A TOTAL ADVISORY SERVICES CASELOAD OF 179 BUSINESSES OR TENANTS. IN ADDITION, 20 CURRENT TENANTS AND 79 HOMEOWNERS WOULD HAVE TO BE RELOCATED ALONG WITH 80 BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED RELOCATION COSTS ARE MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO NY-T9-4
  • Corporate Authors:

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  • Accession Number: 00200890
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 17 1982 12:00AM