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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Breath of Fresh Air at the MTC

Tuesday, December 16, Annalise deZoete from the American Lung Association was on hand in our MTC concourse during South Park High's holiday musical performance to provide collateral materials and registration information to NFTA employees and interested passers-by for the ALA's 5th Annual Fight for Air Climb occurring Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Woman of Influence - Vicky-Marie Brunette

Nancy LaTulip, VP of Lakeshore Savings Bank, 
Kathleen Maxian, Pres.,WNY Ovarian Cancer Project
and Vicky-Marie Brunette
The NFTA’s Deputy General Counsel Vicky-Marie Brunette was honored this year by Business First as a Woman of Influence. The awards are given out each year, in a handful of categories, to help shine a spotlight on women doing remarkable work in our community.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

For Chief Morris

In memory of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Chief Michael Morris (Ret.) we are posting a letter from Captain William Major's 16-year-old daughter Morgan, written as a tribute to the Chief.

Holiday "Magic" at the Downtown Bus Terminal

Thursday, December 4, Mount Mercy Academy's Magic Belles, along with their Musical Director Fred Kirisits, helped kick off the 7th Annual NFTA Metro "Sounds of the Season" performance series inside our downtown transportation center. The 17 person ensemble delighted visitors and employees alike with a 40 minute concert that included many holiday favorites including an amazingly accomplished version of Jingle Bells.   

NFTA Metro’s Sounds of the Season is an annual event that showcases live performances by local and high school groups. Each year, at least 300 students from across Western New York volunteer their time and talents to help create a fun environment for travelers, employees and patrons of the Tim Hortons restaurant.

Upcoming participants include Our Lady of Black Rock (Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.), South Park High School (Dec. 16, 12 p.m.), the Marching Santa's Band from Akron High School (Dec. 19, 8:30 a.m.), and Bennett High School (Dec. 19, 9 a.m.). If you have some time, be sure to stop by and enjoy some festive holiday music!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Senator Charles Schumer at the Buffalo Airport

NFTA Executive Director Kimberley Minkel,
Commissioner Adam W. Perry and Senator Charles E. Schumer
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer held a press conference at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Monday, Dec. 8 to call attention to drone use in and around airports. Schumer asked the Federal Aviation administration and the Office for Management and Budget to move forward with rules governing the use of small, unmanned aircraft.

Welcome back Regina

Regina Hardy returns to the Metropolitan Transportation Center as Compliance Specialist in the Equal Employment/Diversity Development Department. In this role she will assist with the authority's affirmative action plan as it relates to the implementation of the disadvantaged business enterprise and equal employment opportunity programs.