Linking communities and our future . . .

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and its partners have embarked on a study of public transportation options for the corridor connecting Buffalo and Amherst. This could include an extension of Metro Rail, improvements to current bus service or something else altogether, like bus rapid transit. We do not know where the study is headed. We do know that together we can make getting around the region safer, more environmentally friendly and cost effective. So join us. The discussion starts here and now.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Closing this Chapter

After years, ok, decades of studies we're closer than we've ever been before.

We've done it - we've finalized the Tier 3 Report and presented the results to the project steering and advisory committees as well as our Board of Commissioners. The Board approved the
recommended Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) and have authorized staff to begin the next step which is to initiate the required environmental clearances.  

The recommended LPA moving forward is LRT on Niagara Falls Blvd.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Public Open House for Sister Project

NFTA is also conducting a study to develop and evaluate alternatives for enhancing transit access in the Canalside and Cobblestone districts in Downtown Buffalo and the reuse of the DL&W as a Metro rail Station.

Join us on October 15, 5 to 7 p.m. to learn more about the study and to provide your input on which alternative should move forward.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Warning: This Post Contains Technical Documents!

As a follow up to our post about the recommended alternatives moving into the 3rd and final tier of the analysis here are two documents that informed the recommendation:

Tier 2 Screening Results

Tech Memo Revising the Recommendation

Friday, August 14, 2015

Check This Out

The Buffalo News ran an article about the project in today's edition.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


 to everyone who stopped by our table today at the Downtown Farmers Market!

Thank you for your interest and your many great questions and comments.

Monday, August 3, 2015


We've added an FAQ tab.

This is our attempt to answer all the questions we've gotten so far. Let us know if you still have more.