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Buffalo Public Schools and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority are close to an agreement on student busing, said to offer better service at a lower price.

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After some final tinkering with the design, the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday approved a massive graduate student housing complex at Main Street and Hertel Avenue. Digging may start within weeks on an environmental cleanup, clearing the way for the complex.

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How can you get a job if you can't get to the job? That was the theme of a new report from the Partnership for the Public Good.

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It might be 2027 before you can buy a ticket to ride the Metro Rail out to the University at Buffalo's North Campus - and even longer before you can head out to a job in the Crosspoint Business Park, where Millersport Highway and the I-990 meet.  That was the message Monday evening at a public forum organized by Citizens for regional Transit.

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The NFTA is trying to entice local companies to take part in a new discount pass program for their employees. Increasing Metro ridership, the authority says, could have several benefits for community members.  

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The NFTA might get two dozen new, clean buses under a new federal grant program, if Sen. Charles Schumer has his way.

Walmart may get on board with Metro Bus after all. Company executives were in town Tuesday to discuss public safety concerns over Walmart's plan for its new Cheektowaga store. 


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Walmart's refusal to give Metro Bus access to its new Super Center in Cheektowaga may provide an opportunity for Buffalo residents.


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The NFTA is rolling out dozens of new energy efficient buses.


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If you're among the throngs of travelers who will be in long lines at airport terminals during the holiday, the NFTA's public affairs director is encouraging you to build in extra time for enhanced security.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is making a big investment towards its future.

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The Niagara Frontier Transit Authority has announced that it has added 14 state-of-the-art hybrid electric buses to its Metro Bus fleet, as of today.

Fourteen of the fleet's oldest diesel-fueled buses will be retired from revenue service.

The new, U.S.-built buses were acquired for nearly $8.7 million.  $7.2 millions came from the Federal Transit Administration, with the remaining balance split by the NFTA and the state Department of Transporatation.