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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A summary of the Fall meeting

Transit Options Amherst held an open house in September.
Here is a summary of what we learned.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Study Area

We've updated the Study Area overview map on over on the What is this? page.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hope you had a nice time

Thank you to everyone who turned out last night for our options review. As handy as social media can be, there's nothing like exchanging ideas in person. Still, in case you couldn't make it, here are the items we had on display to get those discussions going.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Public Review

Tuesday, Sept 30, 4 p.m. 'till 8 p.m., Allen Hall, Room 100, University at Buffalo South Campus, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo. Stop in any time. There is no formal presentation. We will detail the evaluation criteria, screening process and show the results so far. Enhanced access is available on the Main St. side of the Hall. Metro riders can use Routes 5, 8, 12, 13, 19, 44, 47, 48, or Metro Rail.

(In case you can't be there, here's a peak at our presentation)

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Our Progress Report

So early in the school year and we already have a progress report.  This one doesn't have any grades.  We'll leave that up to you.

Environmental Conditions

While not a crystal ball, we have now have a report on existing - and future - environmental conditions in and around the Amherst-Buffalo corridor.

How about here?

New Metro Rail Station at Fountain Pl. Buffalo

We have a report on possible Metro station locations, should a rail extension  - or bus rapid transit - be in our future.

Alternatives

So just what are the options in Transit Options Amherst-Buffalo? Well, we've got a list right here: A long list.

Methodology and Criteria

What are they doing? How are they doing? For those who want to know how we know what we know - here is our Technical Memorandum on Methodology and Criteria.

Workshop Comments

We collected comments from our last workshop and published them in this handy document.  And this one.  Give them a look.  You may notice some likeminded individuals or find new insights.

Purpose and Need

We now have a full draft statement regarding Purpose and Need for the Transit Options Amherst-Buffalo Study, as well as an executive summary.  You don't need to be an actual executive to read the executive summary.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Everything's on the table

Join us for a review of public transportation alternatives for the corridor connecting Amherst and downtown Buffalo.

We will show you the evaluation criteria we have been using, our screening process and the results so far. After a year of public outreach and research, we have a menu of possibilities, and ways to move forward.  But we are not done.

Bus rapid transit, light rail, enhanced bus? Now is the perfect time learn, question and make your opinion known.

Tuesday, September 30
4p.m. 
University at Buffalo South Campus
Allen Hall, Room 100
3435 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214

Monday, August 11, 2014

Visit Us

TO Amherst will be at the University Community Farmers Market on Aug 16 and September 13. 8am - 1pm.  

The market is on UB's south Campus (intersection of Main and Kenmore)  It's another chance to share ideas about transit in our area.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

We're Back

TO Amherst will be at UB on the Green tonight (Wed. Aug. 6) from 6 pm on.  Come out, visit it us and talk about the future of transit.