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, 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.


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.