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Sen. Kennedy Announces Senate Approval of Bill to Name I-290 Bridge for Trooper Kevin Dobson

Senate unanimously approves legislation, which Senator Kennedy introduced, to designate I-290 bridge over NY Rt. 425 as the “New York State Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Sr. Memorial Bridge”

Kennedy: The ‘NYS Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, Sr. Memorial Bridge’ will serve as a reminder for all WNYers that our highways were made safe by Trooper Dobson and his brothers and sisters in uniform.

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced the Senate has approved legislation (S.5441B) to designate the Interstate-290 bridge that crosses N.Y. State Route 425 as the “New York State Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, Sr. Memorial Bridge”. Senator Kennedy introduced the legislation earlier this year to recognize the life, service and sacrifices of Trooper Kevin Dobson, who was killed in the line of duty while working to keep our roads safe.

Senator Kennedy Announces State Funding Boost for WNY Schools, Local Highways

Senator Kennedy Announces State Funding Boost for WNY Schools, Local Highways

 

Kennedy says all Erie County school districts combined will see a state aid increase of over $35 million.

With first increase in local highway improvement funds in five years, Erie County will receive a nearly 20 percent boost in state aid for roads.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo announced that more state funds will be headed to Western New York to enrich our schools and repair local roads. Kennedy said the state is investing about an additional $1 billion in schools across New York. The state budget also targets $438 million to repair local roads and bridges, which represents the first increase in local highway aid in five years. 

Jacobs Unveils New “Self-Serve Kiosks” at Auto Bureaus

Jacobs Unveils New “Self-Serve Kiosks” at Auto Bureaus

Says technology will decrease lines and wait times

Erie County, NY – In his continued effort to utilize technology to improve customer service, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced today the roll-out of Self-Serve Kiosks at the three main auto bureaus. “Similar to what you see at the airport, these kiosks allow you to by-pass the customer service window and print out a wait-time receipt on your own,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs’ says the Kiosks are a result of a “re-engineering study” done in the auto bureau in an effort to improve customer service and revenue. “The study found that customers are often waiting longer in the customer service line then they are waiting to be serviced by a cashier…the kiosks will be a powerful tool to decrease the customer service queue,” stated Jacobs.

The Use of Synthetic Motor Oil in Automobiles

The Use of Synthetic Motor Oil in Automobiles

By Tom Torbjornsen

Tom Torbjornsen from Towne Automotive Group here with my weekly article. I've been getting a lot of inquiries lately regarding using synthetic motor oil in vehicles. Questions such as: Should I use synthetic oil? Does it work better in some cars than others? Does it cost more? Do I have to change the oil more frequently? Less frequently? Does it make my engine last longer?

First of all, let's take a brief look at the history of synthetic motor oil and its introduction to the marketplace.

Car Maintenance Mistakes Technicians Say Will Do the Most Damage

Car Maintenance Mistakes Technicians Say Will Do the Most Damage

 

By Tom Torbjornsen 

Greetings all! Tom Torbjornsen from Towne Auto Group here. In January, CarMD came out with a list of the top maintenance mistakes people make that does the most damage to their vehicles. Let’s take a look at these mistakes and how to avoid them.

Car Warranty Wisdom

Car Warranty Wisdom

Greetings all! Tom Torbjornsen from Towne Auto Group here to help you better understand vehicle warranties. You know, oftentimes when in an automotive service department I hear people state when given a repair estimate, “Isn’t it covered under the warranty?” Then the service advisor has to educate them on what’s covered and what’s not and for how long. This info is something you should know before taking a vehicle off a car lot or signing the paperwork to buy an extended warranty.

WNY Ford Dealers Announce 2013 Ford Friendship Express Van Recipients at Buffalo Auto Show

WNY Ford Dealers Announce 2013 Ford Friendship Express Van Recipients at Buffalo Auto Show

BUFFALO, NY – Earlier today at the 2013 Buffalo Auto Show, three local nonprofit organizations - Buffalo Museum of Science, Cantalician Center for Learning, and The Family Help Center - joined a list of more than 68 groups that have received new Ford passenger vans, compliments of the Western New York Ford Dealers and its Ford Friendship Express program.