The State Senate has confirmed the appointment of businessman Howard Zemsky to be the new chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
Zemsky was nominated by Governor Cuomo in March. He will take over from acting chairman Henry Sloma, who has served in the role for past three years. Zemsky, 52, is a member of the NFTA's board of commissioners and is co-chair of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council.
Rep. Brian Higgins, in a statement, calls Zemsky "a true Buffalo believer."