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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

William Vanecek appointed Chairman of Airports Council International, North America

Bill Vanecek has been appointed as the new Chairman of Airports Council International, North America. ACI-NA represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. Its mission is to advocate policies and provide services that strengthen the ability of commercial airports to serve their passengers, customers and communities.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

James Morrell, a leading force at Metro

James Morrell, left - and his team.
Congratulations to James Morrell who is a recent graduate of the American Public Transportation Association’s Executive Leadership Class of 2016. James was one of 25 elite individuals selected to participate in the one-year program based on his professional commitment within his role as Metro’s Deputy Public Transit Director and for his overall dedication to the betterment of the public transportation industry.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Black Achiever 2016 Vivian Rodgers

Metro's Barb Thomas, Vivian Rodgers, EEO Dir. (Ret.) Linda Seay
Julie Phillipson and Commissioner Margo Downey
Congratulations to our 2016 Black Achiever Award recipient, Vivian Rodgers. Part of the NFTA's Equal Employment Opportunity / Diversity Development department since 2010, Vivian has been a consistent champion of fairness and an active advocate for the disadvantaged. These are just two of the reasons she was recognized by 1490 Enterprises Inc. for her contributions to the community.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Planning ahead, with Rachel Maloney Joyner

Rachel Maloney Joyner, transportation planner, finished her year-long seminar with the American Public Transportation Association’s Early Career Program. Rachel traveled around the country, learning about what works best for other transit agencies, and what techniques and practices might help Metro be the best.
Congratulations to Officers Clifford, Bogulski and Coggins on graduating from the K9 program at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. And welcome to our new K9 officers, Lyka (a Belgian Malinois), Harvey (a Labrador Retriever) and Thuson (a Lab/Dutch Sheppard mix.)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Practice Makes Perfect

Rescue Units at Ginger - a Fed Ex donated 727
The Buffalo Niagara International Airport held a Triennial Full Scale Exercise Saturday, Sept. 17. The exercise utilized the Airport’s training plane, more than 60 volunteers made up to look like trauma victims, and first responders from across the region.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Welcome, Crystal Edwards 

Caring for customers is everyone’s job, but Crystal Edwards is now in charge of it. Crystal joins the NFTA as our new Customer Relations Manager, bringing with her over 15 years of customer service experience. She comes to us from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and US Off Track, where she held manager posts. Crystal has a M.A. degree in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College and a B.S. degree in Communication from the State University of New York at Buffalo.