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Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

Planning for an extension of the Metro Rail line into Amherst is going to be on the drawing board for a long, long time. It will be years before the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority can ask for construction money.

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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 Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority says a 26-year-old Kenmore woman suffered non-life threatening injuries Wednesday after she jumped onto Metro Rail tracks in front of an arriving train at the University station.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

As Metro Rail trains rumbled underneath the meeting area, transportation planners and members of the public talked about extending the rail line south into Buffalo's Cobblestone District and north to the University at Buffalo's North Campus and beyond.

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Plans for expanding Metro Rail service could be derailed under President Trump's proposed budget. And local economic development efforts may take a hit as a result.   

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has apologized to a man who reportedly was left waiting for a paratransit vehicle for more than an hour after a scheduled pickup. A state lawmaker whose office assisted the individual wants to meet with NFTA officials to prevent it from happening again.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Thursday is Day One of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Buffalo. Both transportation and tourism leaders say the previous two days' worth of snow has not affected their plans to make fans feel welcome in downtown Buffalo.


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What started out as a routine escort of a college basketball team from Buffalo Niagara International Airport turned into a desperate race to Erie County Medical Center to save the life of a nearly frozen infant.

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In the midst of state budget negotiations for 2017, one local Senator is giving the legislature an ultimatum on the second phase of the Buffalo Billion.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

A small number of citizens turned out to ask real questions of real cops about how policing works in Buffalo, during a meeting sponsored by Masten District Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo.

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Western New York was represented in a meeting Thursday at the White House, as President Donald Trump heard from airport and airline executives about the state of the nation's air travel system.


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A $65 million project is scheduled to begin later this year at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport terminal, including upgraded facilities and an expansion intended to ease crowding in anticipation of increased service.

Following the tragic shooting that killed five people and injured eight at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday afternoon, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has released a statement.

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In a series of pre-dawn raids yesterday, NFTA and FBI SWAT teams grabbed two alleged gang members with criminal records and charged them with the shooting of another alleged gang member late last Friday inside the University Metro Rail station.


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The NFTA said an African-American male in his mid 30's appeared to be hit by a train.

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The union representing Metro Bus drivers and mechanics says it wants the public and the Governor to know members are "very frustrated" about the lack of a contract after eight years of negotiations, and have "no confidence" in the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's Executive Director to reach an agreement on their behalf.

West airport entrance closed nightly for paving

Oct 17, 2016
Buffalo Niagara International Airport

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is beginning a construction project to replace the pavement at the west entrance and exit lanes to the Buffalo Niagara International. As a result, the airport entrance/exit opposite the Kensington Expressway will be closed nightly Monday-Friday and again October 24-25 from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.

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A new study has ranked Buffalo as having the ninth most effective public transportation system in the nation among mid-sized cities.

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An overnight Spirit Airline flight had to make an emergency landing at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

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The bombings in New York City and New Jersey this past weekend are having an impact locally.

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The NFTA is rolling out major changes in the operation of Metro Bus and Rail as it prepares to go to a new fare collection system and to put in a turnstile system for the subway.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is offering Metro Bus and Rail riders a nice reward for sharing their thoughts on its new fare system. The old one is being replaced with technology.


NFTA, union remain at contract impasse seven years later

Jul 28, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A majority of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's unionized workers, including mechanics and bus drivers, have been working without a new contract since 2009. They hoped their presence at Thursday's NFTA board meeting would break a stalemate. But the union and management remain apart not only on terms but also on the opinion of whether there's even an offer on the table.


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No foul play is expected in the death of an 18-year-old Tapestry Charter School student who was killed on a Metro Rail track at the Utica Street Station Monday night.

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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.

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Is the public agency that operates Metro Bus, Metro Rail and two local airports doing a poor job of managing its assets?

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Congressman Brian Higgins reported no update on potential plans for the re-use of Buffalo’s DL&W Terminal as a multi-modal transit hub.

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Biking, carpooling, and public transit are among the ways that some people get around the region.

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Local supporters of expanded public transit are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel, with increasing support for extending the Metro Rail.


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