NFTA Transporter

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.

Plan on welcoming Chris Ruminski

Our new Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis, Christopher Ruminski comes to us from Lumsden & McCormick where he worked as an Audit Manager and Audit Principal. Christopher graduated from Canisius College with both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and obviously shows excellent taste in schools. A life-long Buffalonian, Chris is married with two lovely daughters below the age of two. We hope they let him catch a few Notre Dame games this season.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Give it up for NFTA Fans!

First pitch by Eric Hernandez,
son of Misael and Marcela Hernandez.
NFTA Family and Friends’ Night at the ballpark was held Tuesday, August 9. It was a balmy 85 degree night with over 7,700 attendees at Coca Cola Field. The event was a great opportunity for authority employees and their families to come together while the Buffalo Bisons faced the Indianopolis Indians, to which our home team prevailed (9-3).

Friday, August 5, 2016


Our new Chief Information Officer is Steven Duquette. Steven comes to us from Smart Focus where he was the VP of Systems Architecture. Previously, he worked for Lockheed Martin in various positions and locations. Steven graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Masters in Computer Science.

Steven is married and has chosen Western New York in which to raise a family. At Lockheed Martin Steven worked on training simulators, so he can fly an Apache helicopter, F-35 fighter jet and drive an M1 tank. That last one has got to help you live in Buffalo.

Welcoming Angela Gunther

Our new Manager of Recruitment comes to us from Clinical Support Services, Inc, where she served as the Human Resources Manager. Angela earned her MBA in Marketing and Management at St. Bonaventure University, and a BS from West Virginia University, College of Business and Economics.

Angela is married with three children under the age of nine but she still tries to follow the Bills, Sabres, Bonnies and Mountaineers. With three under nine, we can’t imagine she has time for much else.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Once again this year NFTA Transit Police Officers hosted an afternoon at a Buffalo Bisons baseball game for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County. Officers Mike Green, Dina Bigham, Justin Glodowski, Chuck Szymborski and Shawn Dalton chaperoned three youth who are currently awaiting a match with a Big Brother volunteer. The group enjoyed the game, some ballpark fare and interacting with the officers on a warm, sunny July afternoon. This is the third year the department has arranged this special outing.