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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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Metro Bus riders who find their stop snowed-in should contact the property owner, not the NFTA.


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


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Federal dollars that help the NFTA and other mass transit agencies across New York state are "under attack," according to Sen. Charles Schumer.


The NFTA is looking at a 1,600-foot extension of the Metro Rail, wrapping around First Niagara Center and running toward Michigan Avenue and the Cobblestone District. It would include a new station along South Park Avenue.


No injuries were reported as an Alaskan Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport this morning.

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The University at Buffalo's expansion of the medical center is effecting travel for rail riders who board at the Allen Medical Campus Rail Station.

The NFTA announced that starting September 8 the Allen Medical Campus Rail Station will be closed temporarily as result of construction on the University at Buffalo's medical campus.

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After working years without a raise or a contract, some of the NFTA's 1,100 unionized employees are turning to the public for support.

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The move to greener mass transit is underway across metro Buffalo. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority broke ground on a new compressed natural gas fueling station at its bus garage on Military Road in the Town of Tonawanda on Monday.

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On Thursday, a room in UB's Allen Hall was filled with maps, renderings, designs and more information on how Metro Rail might be extended beyond the UB South Campus.

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The first and only state park in the City of Buffalo opened on Sunday, and is set to offer Western New Yorkers a new waterfront destination.

Downtown Metro Rail expansion being considered

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Area residents may, in future years, see an expanded Metro Rail system around the Cobblestone District and Canalside areas. Planners are discussing a three to five year project to expand public transit.

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A pilot program that would cut NFTA fares in half for two years is being touted as a way to strengthen the local transit system.

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  For those under the age of 30, cars driving on Main Street in Buffalo’s downtown area is a foreign concept. That is, until now.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has voted to begin transferring a Fuhrman Boulevard property over to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.

An NFTA police officer was injured in a three-car crash in Buffalo Friday morning.

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Ahead of the ninth annual National Dump the Pump Day Thursday, regional leaders are encouraging residents to ride public transportation.

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For the grand sum of $2, the entire picture of Buffalo's Outer Harbor changed Thursday when the NFTA signed legal papers turning over 354 acres of land to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.

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If you ride the Metro Rail to work, leave early. Beginning Tuesday, construction work inside the tunnel will slow trains for over the next month.

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