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High Speed Rail May Aim for Toronto

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. ( - Cataract city leaders talked about the future of high-speed rail Friday morning.

The talk at the Falls Conference Center featured plans for a proposed inter-modal railway transportation center on Whirlpool Street. Ground was broken on the center earlier this year. With Ohio and Wisconsin rejecting their high-speed rail funding, New York could set its sights higher.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster said, "Perhaps most exciting of all, it gives us an opportunity to play a leading role in development of a high-speed rail system that is going to connect New York City to Toronto, one of the most exciting developments in transportation in all of North America over the next decade."

Mayor Dyster says the transportation center is already spurring development in the north end area of the Falls.