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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A trio of local lawmakers are preparing to lobby Albany for increased NFTA funding in Governor Cuomo's latest budget proposal.

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The NFTA is taking steps to eliminate the use of e-cigarettes on its buses and trains.

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The future shape of Buffalo's Waterfront became more clear Monday with a major event company taking over Canalside and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation taking over the Outer Harbor.

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A vision is emerging for dramatic change along Niagara Street as the NFTA looks to improve service for one of its busiest routes.

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Given the large number of people currently using public transportation between Amherst and downtown Buffalo, a study is being done to determine what the best options are for meeting future demand.

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UB has started the mammoth $375 million project to build its new medical school at Main and Allen, a  plan that will see Metro Rail trains running through the basement during all three years of construction.

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After nearly 60 years, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is getting out of waterfront development.

State park coming to Outer Harbor

Sep 4, 2013

Following years of requests from elected officials and interest groups, it appears the NFTA is ready to relinquish control of key portions of Buffalo's waterfront.

NFTA to spruce up Erie Canal Harbor station

Aug 30, 2013

With all of the new construction taking place at Canalside,  the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority says it's going to remodel its Erie Canal Harbor rail station.

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Riding the Metro Rail this summer will be complicated, with the NFTA doing a major repair project on a key part of the route.

Legislators want beer ads removed from NFTA trains

May 28, 2013

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is being urged to remove alcohol advertising from its public transportation vehicles.

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A key piece of the region's anti-terrorism task force is facing elimination by the Department of Homeland Security, according to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.

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State Assemblyman Sean Ryan was joined by State Senator Mark Grisanti on Saturday, as the pair announced legislation that would dissolve the bi-national entity that manages the Peace Bridge.

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A pair of local politicians have proposed legislation that will dissolve the authority that oversees the Peace Bridge.

While many are wondering when spring will arrive, there are a few sure signs the change of seasons is underway. Crews started removing the Ice Boom from the mouth of the Niagara River this week and construction has resumed on a new park on Buffalo's waterfront that is on track to open by the end of May.

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Preparations are being made by an anti-war protestor to sue a pair of Niagara Frontier Transportation officers.

Tower at Falls airport not on FAA closure list

Mar 22, 2013

The air traffic control tower at the Niagara Falls International Airport, which was a potential victim of sequestration budget cuts, will remain open.

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After years of trying to get out of the waterfront redevelopment business, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is close to selling its holdings on Buffalo's Outer Harbor to another agency.

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Starting today, Metro Rail trains will no longer be stopping at the Theater Station platform in downtown Buffalo.

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A state audit released Tuesday calls for reforms at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

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Bowing to public outcry, the NFTA is moving to transfer its Outer Harbor properties to the ECHDC, but some wonder if the land should be controlled by yet another state agency.

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Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the NFTA to give up its waterfront property for a couple of dollars, but the Transit Authority is not keen on the idea.  

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The NFTA should focus on its core mission of public transportation and not stand in the way of waterfront progress, says Rep. Brian Higgins.