As posted on The Buffalo News, Nov 15, 2013
The public can weigh in on the future of mass transit in the Amherst-Buffalo corridor during two upcoming workshops studying how to accommodate increasing transportation needs.
Kimberley A. Minkel, executive director of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, said the sessions, co-sponsored by the NFTA and Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transit Council, will seek input on options ranging from rail extensions to new bus service to bus rapid transit or something altogether different.
“We want to hear ideas, directions and concerns from everyone with a stake in public transportation in this corridor,” she said. “This is a great chance for the community to help define transit for the years to come.” The first session will held at 5 p.m. Tuesday in St. Leo the Great School, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, with access from Metro Bus Route 35. The second will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 100 of Allen Hall on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus, 3435 Main St. Access is available from Metro Bus Routes 5, 8, 12, 13, 19, 44, 47, 48 or Metro Rail.