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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has identified the man who died at the Fountain Plaza Metro Rail station Thursday night.

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If you ride Metro Bus and Rail, be aware the collection of fares resumes Monday.

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NFTA Transit Police are interviewing witnesses to a fatal stabbing that occurred Friday night inside a bus at the Ellicott Street bus station.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to take unprecedented measures to ensure the safety of its drivers and passengers, including rear door boarding on buses, increased cleaning schedules and the suspension of fair collecting. However, a local rider advocacy group is urging the NFTA to do more in regards to public safety.

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The union representing transit workers at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is calling for hazard pay and passenger limits on public transit vehicles.

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Look for some changes on local buses as the Niagara Frontier Transportation Autority continues to adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Niagara Frontier Transit Authority said one of its Metro Rail maintenance employees has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Buffalo's school bus situation has apparently improved a lot since a summit in October, helped along by some hefty pay raises by First Student.

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Jay Reeves, a 24-year-old digital film student at Villa Maria, is a bus rider who falls through the cracks.

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Steps are being taken to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus among local transit riders and bus and airline passengers.


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Even as the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority was conducting an environmental impact study on the proposed northward extension of the Metro Rail, it has continued to tinker with the plan.

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Traveling with young children can be difficult, especially getting them through an airport. Officials at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport are hoping to ease the burden by introducing Fisher-Price play areas at three airport gates.

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Plans for an extension of the Metro Rail into Amherst are moving along, but Citizens for Regional Transit don't want to stop there. Public transportation advocates say this is just the beginning.

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Major funding for the proposed expansion of Metro Rail was not part of Governor Cuomo's State of the State address. But as WBFO's Chris Caya reports, planning for the $1.2 billion project remains on track.


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A iron beam bearing signatures of numerous elected and transportation officials was hoisted Friday afternoon and fixed atop the skeleton of a future building extension at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Officials call it a milestone in a project that will continue through the spring of 2022.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Transit Police are close to having all officers equipped with body cameras, as the force deals with an avalanche of recorded images.

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Bishops Richard Malone and Edward Grosz returned from Rome and a meeting with the Pope Sunday night, discreetly exiting Buffalo Niagara International Airport to avoid reporters and protestors.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is doing extensive and expensive planning for extending the Metro Rail deep into Amherst. An active transit-supporter group is suggesting much of that same research could be used to plan another extension, from downtown to Buffalo Niagara International Airport and beyond.

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Plans for expanding Metro Rail continue moving forward. The next public workshop about the proposed $1.2 billion project is Tuesday night in Amherst.


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A service that will help guide the blind and visually impaired is coming to the Buffalo and Niagara Falls International Airports.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has secured naming rights for its Seneca Metro Rail Station. It is the third such naming rights deal announced along the NFTA's rail line.

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Legislation is making its way through Albany that would require the NFTA Board of Commissioners to add two users of Metro Bus and Rail as voting members.

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Evans Bank has come to an agreement with the NFTA to purchase the naming rates for the Lafayette Square above-ground Metro Rail station.

The first blizzard of 2019 has taken three lives in total, including a well-known Williamsville man who was homeless.

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An NFTA Metro Bus driver attempting to avoid a car ended up putting his vehicle into the front porch of a house late Friday morning on Buffalo's East Side.

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Buffalo residents who rely on public transportation to get around say their voices are not being heard by the body which oversees their buses and light rails. A bill is being sponsored in Albany to require two transit-dependent people on transportation authority boards.


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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority went back to the public Thursday night to show off its latest version of plans for extending Metro Rail north into Amherst.

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The Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization has announced a tentative agreement has been reached on a new contract between Buffalo Public Schools and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Pending approval by the Buffalo Board of Education and the NFTA Board of Commissioners, the BPTO says the contract includes "notable changes" in bus pass policy and accessibility.

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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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An unidentified man was killed Wednesday afternoon in the Metro Rail tunnel between the Summer-Best Station and Utica Station.

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