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, March 30, 2015

Transit as a Must-Have

Transit as a must-have economic development tool? Here's an example of a traditional suburban community that's rethinking transit.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Quick Update

Sorry everyone, it’s been a while since our last post. We’ve been hard at work refining and evaluating the 15 alternatives as part of the Tier 2 evaluation.

Remember, Tier 2 will look at order of magnitude capital costs, forecasted ridership and right-of-way impacts. The result will be a handful of alternatives to evaluate in even more detail in Tier 3. We’re pretty close to wrapping up Tier 2 and will likely have a presentation for you in June.

In the meantime, since we’re still not sure about the mode, here's an article that summarizes a couple of studies about LRT and BRT. What’s your opinion?