The Virgin Hyperloop One, which is essentially a floating train in a tube predicted to reach speeds over 600 mph, has the potential to change the way people travel. Billionaire businessmen and engineer Elon Musk first introduced the idea as a “fifth mode of transpiration.”
April 10 was “Equal Pay Day” in the U.S., which is intended to symbolize the gender pay gap between men and women. To commemorate the day, the Erie County Legislature Democratic Caucus held a press conference to announce its support for a ban on wage history discrimination.
Conditions at the aging KeyBank Center, home to the Buffalo Sabres and other events, have many fans wondering if renovations to the arena might come in the near future. After 21 years of usage without any upgrades, many observers say the arena has fallen behind compared to other venues around the NHL.
This week’s show featured stories about Buffalo State’s 11th annual fashion show “Runway” and an event to clean up Grant Street. It also included conversations about the wage gap between men and women and Common Core standards in New York.
This week on the Buffalo Review (April 20), we covered a dispute between New York and the Seneca Nation, the possibility of legalizing marijuana, the Hyperloop One and drive-in movie theatres.
A proposed $1 fee on ride-hailing in upstate New York has failed to pass the state Assembly. Democrats in the Assembly had proposed the surcharge on Uber and Lyft rides in March, which they say would have generated $48 million in funds that could have been used to improve the state’s roads and bridges.
This week on the Buffalo Review (April 13), we covered the opt-out movement for New York standardized tests, the recent Facebook data breach, the history of Buffalo’s Shea’s Performing Arts Center and possible renovations to the aging KeyBank Center.