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Hours after announcing it would add a $3.50 fee for ride-hailing services to and from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced it had reached agreements with ride-hailing providers Uber and Lyft, including one that reduces the previously-announced fee.

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Lyft says it has already recruited thousands of potential drivers ahead of its upstate New York launch later this month.

What began as an effort to replace a crumbling, cramped train station on Buffalo's Exchange Street "has evolved into a Peace Bridge-like debate," said Jim Fink of Business First. During his monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass, Fink points out that Amtrak typically serves about 400 passengers each day in the Buffalo area. The location of a new station may have little effect on that number. 


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The Easter season is a special time, especially for those who are part of Buffalo's Polish-American community. The April issue of Buffalo Spree explores their culture and traditions.


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New York State lawmakers have agreed upon a new $153 billion budget that is expected to be approved next week.

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The new fiscal year began today for the State of New York, and for the first time under Governor Andrew Cuomo's leadership, the state budget will be late.

Deals on some issues tied to the state budget are coming together as lawmakers rush to meet the budget deadline.


After less than a year as president of Uber, Jeff Jones is leaving the embattled ride-hailing company, Uber confirms.

"We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best," an Uber spokesperson says in a statement.

Jones, previously Target's chief marketing officer, was brought on by CEO Travis Kalanick last fall to boost Uber's reputation.

Jacobs pushes for ride hailing in Buffalo

Mar 19, 2017
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Senator Chris Jacobs is calling on the State Assembly to include ride hailing in the state budget by the of the month.

There's a push underway for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft in upstate New York.