NFTA Transporter

Monday, February 1, 2016

Buffalo to Los Angeles, Direct - by JetBlue

JetBlue President Robin Hayes and Senator Chuck Schumer 
JetBlue announced it is further expanding its presence between the Empire State and California by launching daily non-stop service between Buffalo Niagara International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The announcement was made today at the airport in Buffalo by JetBlue President and CEO Robin Hayes and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. The new service begins Thursday, June 16, 2016 and will operate year-round. Seats are on sale beginning today with introductory fares starting at $99. Travel must be booked by 2/2/2016. (a)

Friday, January 22, 2016

NFTA Police Brighten the Holidays for Needy Children

Officer Andre Aibbi, Lt. Mike Davies, Officer Karen Skipper
Once again this year the NFTA Transit Police and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County teamed up to make the holidays a little brighter for some needy families in our community.

As a unit, the department collected over $3,000, and working with BBBS went shopping to purchase items from lists provided by the families for gifts they did not have the ability to provide to their individual families.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tim Sugrue crossed the street

Timothy Sugrue has joined NFTA’s Service Planning department in the role of Data Analyst. He worked across the street at NITTEC as a Transportation Engineer for the past six years. He received both his bachelor of science in civil engineering and his master of science in transportation systems engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Metro Launches New Vehicles

Metro introduced its new line of compressed natural gas vehicles on Tue. Jan. 12, at a an unveiling at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The buses, PAL vans and supervisor vehicles take advantage of new CNG technology, allowing Metro to use less gasoline, and put less pollution into the air, without compromising our quality of service.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hail to the Chief . . .

George W. Gast, NFTA Chief of Police and
Jason Flores, Homeless Outreach Supervisor. 
NFTA Police Chief George W. Gast was honored by the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY for his work, and that of the police department, with the homeless population in the Buffalo.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Taking Jeffery Lesanti into account

Jeffrey Lesanti Jr. is the new Accounts Receivable Accountant for the NFTA. Jeffrey has over 12 years of accounts receivable, revenue management and collection experience. As a recent graduate from St. Bonaventure’s MBA program, Jeffrey further developed his finance and accounting skills while working full-time as Division Manager for Amherst-based debt buyer/collection agency, Account Discovery Systems where he was brought on for change management and brand turnaround.

Congratulations Edwin Jones

Metro operator Edwin Jones distinguished himself and all of Metro with his participation in the 2015 New York State Bus Roadeo in Rochester, NY, this past September. He was one of 21 participants from various transit agencies across the state to take part in the event.