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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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Compass House Honors Metro

C. Douglas Hartmayer, NFTA Dir. of Public Affairs; 
Compass House Exec. Dir., Lisa Freeman; Metro Operator Derrick Blackman 
Compass House of Buffalo presented Metro with a Founding Partner Award for its participation in their Safe Place program since the very beginning.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Air Climb team reaches new heights

Barbara Thomas, Rachel Maloney, Tina Harris, Darren Kempner
Mike Ruppersburg, Tim Sugrue, Mike Moore, Misael Hernandez
The NFTA launched an amazing team this year, taking home several top honors in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb. The race, held March 12, runs from the lobby to the top floor of One Seneca Tower (the old HSBC building.) This was the event’s sixth year, and once again Metro was a major sponsor.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Get Well Now

Linda Erickson and Dawn Wirth with
Marty Biron and Dominik Hasek
Our annual wellness fair was Wed. March 16 at the NFTA's Metropolitan Transportation Center, and included appearances by Sabres alumni Dominik Hasek and Marty Biron.

Max Thayer logs in

Public Affairs has a new team member. Max Thayer has come on board as our web developer. He’s going to weave a fresher, stronger online presence for the Authority (and maybe untangle a few messes.)

Max comes to us from NITTEC, where he did an outstanding job creating and maintaining active and informative Web applications. He resides in Kenmore, with his wife and son. He enjoys fishing and barbecue, to which we say, bring it on. Let’s see what you’ve got.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Metro Receives Honor from City of Niagara Falls and American Red Cross

Operator Deborah Moore
Once again the dedication of staff at Metro has been recognized with a lofty community service award from the American Red Cross and the City of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster and Chuck Marra, Executive Director of WNY Chapter of the American Red Cross presented NFTA Executive Director Kimberley A. Minkel and Director of Public Transit Thomas George with a proclamation and Certificate of Appreciation recognizing the valiant and devoted efforts of Metro operator Deborah Moore and Metro Supervisor Antoine Moore (no relation).