NFTA Transporter

Friday, June 23, 2017

Losing can be a good thing!

Not all participants are pictured.
In February of this year 14 NFTA colleagues got together and held their own version of "The Biggest Loser" contest which encompassed a self-managed nine week program with the winner being the person who lost the largest percentage of weight.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Thumbs up for public transportation


Metro's Public Transit Dir. Tom George and
happy rail rider
It saves money, helps the environment and brings communities together-here at the NFTA, we are passionate about public transportation. On June 15, we went out and spread the word on the many benefits of our Metro bus and rail system. This was all part of national, “Dump the Pump Day,” an event started by the American Public Transportation Association.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Feeling the Corporate Challenge love

Another great finish for the NFTA at the 37th annual JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. The NFTA and NITTEC fielded a team of 25 athletes, posting some very respectable times. You can see them here.

Schedule some time to say hello to Tim Henderson


Please join in welcoming Tim Henderson to the authority. Tim is the newest addition to the service planning team, serving in the function of service scheduler.

Originally from West Seneca, Tim recently moved back to the region from Utah where he served as an aircraft maintenance scheduling manager in the United States Air Force for 20 years. During his time as a technical sergeant in the Air Force, Tim has had the opportunity live in numerous exciting places including Japan and Alaska.  Immediately prior to coming to the NFTA, Tim worked as a Project Manager for a solar installation company.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Transit Police Lieutenant John Ford recognized with Award

NFTA Transit Police Lt. John Ford and Lead Firearms Instructor, was honored at the 26th Annual Community Service Award Ceremony held at Salvatore Italian Gardens on Thursday, May 18.  The annual event celebrates the dedication and outstanding contributions of individuals in local law enforcement.

Lt. Ford, who has been with the Transit Police since 2002, was recognized for the implementation of a program that provides officers with increased range time and firearms instruction to increase their shooting proficiency.   

Please join in congratulating Lt. Ford on this extraordinary achievement.

Say Hello to Sheila Keane

Sheila Keane joins NFTA as its new paralegal. In her role she will be assisting the legal team with matters related to personal injury, property damage and no-fault litigation. Sheila holds an AAS in Paralegal studies from Erie Community College and has over 20 years experience in the legal field.

Sheila currently resides in Buffalo with her two daughters, Kaylah and Anna, whom are both in college, D'Youville and Buffalo State respectively. In her spare time she enjoys biking, finding unique goodies at farmers markets and doing yoga. She is also currently training as a volunteer for Explore Buffalo with the intent to become a docent.  Her summer plans include brushing up on some of Buffalo's history and visiting local breweries for some special tastes!

Please join in welcoming Sheila to NFTA!

John DePaolo, Brewing Up Good Things

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has a new litigation attorney, John DePaolo, who will be working in the office of the General Counsel. His role will include personal injury defense as well as the resolution of no-fault matters.

John formerly worked for the Bouvier Partnership, LLP, in Buffalo where he served as a trial attorney handling all phases of complex civil litigation. Prior to that, John served as an Assistant District Attorney in Worcester, MA, where he was a prosecutor in charge of major felony cases. In addition, John was a member of the International Longshoreman Association Local 1273, in Houston, Texas, where he was a union laborer loading and unloading of ships that carried such items as coffee, rice, automobiles, rawhides and steel.