NFTA Transporter

Monday, May 23, 2016

It gets wild at Cold Spring

Cold Spring Garage had an uninvited visitor last week. A deer wandered in. Bus Garage Superintendent John Dembik thought she might be responding to the 'Help Wanted' sign they put up out front. Here at the Transporter, we're pretty sure she stopped in to complain about service to Tift.  Thanks go out to Perry Wittmer, the 2nd shift supervisor, and his team, for getting the deer out safely.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Captain Garrity Receives Honor from Law Enforcement Foundation

Sam Palmiere, Captain Garrity and Chris Clark 
NFTA Police Captain Michael Garrity was recently honored for his many years of service to the law enforcement community by the Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation during their annual dinner at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The NFTA plans to win

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority received a Western New York American Planner Association Best Practice Award for the Access Enhancement Study for Canalside and Cobblestone Districts. Rob Jones, Darren Kempner, Jeff Amplement, and Rachel Maloney were on hand to accept the award.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Clifford and her new (not big, red) dog

NFTA Transit Police Officer Christie Clifford and her new four legged partner. Harvey began certification training May 2, at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas.

At the end of the 10 week course Officer Clifford and Harvey will be TSA certified as an explosion detection team and become the eighth member of the NFTA’s K-9 Unit. Upon graduation, Christie will become the department’s first female K-9 handler. Harvey is owned by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is trained to military standards.

Kudos to Christie and Harvey on their selection to become the newest members of this elite unit.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Nope. This was our first rodeo.

Airfield Operators 
Christopher McBride and Frank Badaszweski
The 50th International Aviation Snow Symposium took place in Buffalo last week and it was a resounding success. Golden anniversaries tend to be special, and this one did not disappoint any of the attendees.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Crime Stoppers honor Lt. Mike Davies

Capt.Michael Garrity, Chief George Gast,
Lt. Mike Davies, Exec. Dir. Kimberley Minkel
On April 14, Lt. Mike Davies of the NFTA Transit Police Department was honored by Buffalo Crime Stoppers, at their annual awards dinner.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The 31st Annual Awards Luncheon

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The NFTA’s Service and Safety Awards luncheon was held Sunday, April 10, to recognize the exceptional performance records of Metro bus and train operators, and vehicle maintenance workers, as well as saluting employees who have reached their silver anniversaries.