Russert’s Road (And Runway?)

The Buffalo News reports that

President Bush today signed a bill renaming part of Route 20A near Ralph Wilson Stadium [in Buffalo] after Tim Russert.

The bill, which Congress passed overwhelmingly, renames the section of the highway between Abbott Road and California Road “Timothy J. Russert Highway.”


The renamed highway won’t be the last tribute to Russert if a group of his local admirers gets its way. More than 400 people have signed an online petition calling for Buffalo-Niagara International Airport to be renamed “Tim Russert Buffalo International Airport.”

Also: the New York Post’s Page Six “hears” that “Luke Russert made such a good impression on TV viewers after his father Tim’s funeral, insiders say NBC is recruiting him for its team covering the presidential election.”

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.