NFTA Transporter

Monday, March 20, 2017

Officer Capretto Saves Baby

NFTA Police Officer David Capretto is being credited with saving the life of a 3-month-old on the morning of March 15.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wellness, Despite the Weather

Pat Kaleta, Kimberley Minkel, Michael Peca 
This year's Wellness Fair was Wednesday March 15 at the NFTA's Metropolitan Transportation Center. It completely ignored the ill and unfair weather outside.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NFTA Staff Climb 470 Steps for the ALA

L-R: Mike, Kevin, Rachel, Carolyn, Tim,  Maggie,
Emma, Patrick and Nate.  Front: Mike
On Saturday, March 11, over 500 individuals attended the annual American Lung Association's Buffalo Air Climb at Main Place Tower to take on 24 flights of stairs (470 steps) and advocate for lung health awareness to help save lives.  In addition to its advertising sponsorship, NFTA also supported the event with two climb teams; a ten-person civilian team that was coordinated by Mike Moore and an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter team from BNIA which included Assistant Chief Bill Major and five firefighters.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Christine Farrow, All Smiles and Not Just for the Camera!

Christine Farrow has a great reason to show off her pearly whites as she has been promoted to NFTA's new Manager of EEO & Diversity Development. In her role she will manage the authority's Equal Employment Opportunity/
Affirmative Action programs, as well as develop, coordinate and deliver diversity training. Christine joined the authority in 2007 as the Superintendent of Special Services and was promoted to Manager of Employee Assistance in 2014.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Great Things Are Happening at OCC

Sharon and Tiffany
Great things going on in Transportation.  Sharon Weber was recently promoted to Metro's Deputy Superintendent. Sharon has had a long-standing career at NFTA beginning in 1992 where she started in the Metro Payroll Department.  Since then she has worked in Service Planning and as an ATU Clerk Typist.  Prior to taking on her current role, she was the Transportation Support Specialist which has now been awarded to Tiffany Brown who joined NFTA in 2016 as the MTC Receptionist..

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Welcome Eric Svenson, Service Planning's Newest Addition

Eric Svenson joins Metro as its new Senior Clerk A.  His position will involve transit data and scheduling support for Metro's Service Planning Division.

Eric's professional experience includes working at Guggenheim Partners as a Floor Administrator.  He has a Bachelor's Degree in Geography from The State University of New York College at Geneseo and a Master's Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Hunter College in New York.

Eric is a recent newlywed, and he and his wife Tess reside in Buffalo.  In his spare time, Eric enjoys playing piano.  He credits his Grandmother Anne for his humble beginnings at age 9 when she began teaching him to play.  He then went on to take numerous lessons and today he generally performs for family and friends at special events. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

NFTA Police Brighten the Holidays for Needy Children

Pictured from left:  Officers Justin Glodowski, Dina Bigham,
Marissa Mauro and Lt. Michael Davies
Once again this Christmas, members of the NFTA Transit Police and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County teamed up to make the holidays a little brighter for four local, needy families comprising of 19 children. 
As a unit, members of the department collected over $3,000 by making a donation so they could grow beards over November and December.  In addition, Lake Shore Savings contributed an additional $1,000 toward the endeavor.