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About Buffalo

Buffalo, located in western New York, is the second-largest city in the state and has a rich history in freight transportation. The city's strategic location on the eastern shore of Lake Erie and at the western terminus of the Erie Canal made it a critical hub for the transportation of goods in the 19th century. The opening of the canal in 1825 allowed for the efficient movement of goods between the Great Lakes and the East Coast, and Buffalo quickly became a major center for trade and shipping.

One of the most significant developments in Buffalo's transportation history was the construction of the Buffalo Harbor. Completed in 1833, the harbor allowed for the expansion of shipping and trade in the region. The harbor's deep water and proximity to the Erie Canal made it an ideal location for the transfer of goods between ships and canal boats. Over time, the harbor grew to become one of the busiest ports in the United States, with ships carrying a wide range of commodities, including grain, coal, and iron ore.

Today, Buffalo continues to be an important transportation hub, with a diverse range of freight transportation options. The city is served by multiple major highways, including Interstate 90 and Interstate 190, which connect Buffalo to other major cities in the region. Buffalo Niagara International Airport provides air freight services, while the Port of Buffalo handles shipping on the Great Lakes. Additionally, the city is well-connected to the national rail network, with multiple rail lines passing through Buffalo, making it a key location for the transportation of goods by train.

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