NFTA Transporter

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Meet the new Manager of EEO / Diversity Development

Stephanie J. Calhoun has joined the NFTA as Manager, EEO/Diversity Development. She comes to us from the New York State Attorney General’s Offices where she served as Assistant Attorney General. Stephanie also worked with the Erie County Department of Law in the EEO Department, giving her wide knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action issues, in addition to experience working with government agencies.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The NFTA takes the Corporate Challenge

The NFTA’s JP Morgan Corporate Challenge team put in a strong showing this year, with 32 athletes (and a few more back at the tent, making sure everything was either as warm or cold as it should be). Team captain Michael Moore was the top male with a 22 minutes 7 second time, while Emma Concannon was the top female with a 34 minutes 55 second time (she is the daughter of Carolyn Concannon, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Aviation). Nicely done.

An estimated total of 12,488 runners/walkers from 383 companies participated in the 3½ mile course beginning and ending in Delaware Park. The event raised funds for Say Yes Buffalo and Classroom Champions, both education-focused organizations. Congratulations to everyone.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Going Hollywood

JetBlue now flies nonstop, Buffalo to Los Angeles, everyday. This is the Buffalo Airport’s first nonstop to the West Coast.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

New recruits

The Transit Police swore in three new officers this week.  Welcome . . .

PO E. Justinger (Nephew of Cold Spring's Teresa Justinger)
PO A. Dinderski
PO C. Szymborski

They graduated from  the 127th Erie County Law Enforcement Academy and will now be on duty serving the traveling public.

Stay safe out there.

Monday, May 23, 2016

It gets wild at Cold Spring

Cold Spring Garage had an uninvited visitor last week. A deer wandered in. Bus Garage Superintendent John Dembik thought she might be responding to the 'Help Wanted' sign they put up out front. Here at the Transporter, we're pretty sure she stopped in to complain about service to Tift.  Thanks go out to Perry Wittmer, the 2nd shift supervisor, and his team, for getting the deer out safely.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Captain Garrity Receives Honor from Law Enforcement Foundation

Sam Palmiere, Captain Garrity and Chris Clark 
NFTA Police Captain Michael Garrity was recently honored for his many years of service to the law enforcement community by the Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation during their annual dinner at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The NFTA plans to win

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority received a Western New York American Planner Association Best Practice Award for the Access Enhancement Study for Canalside and Cobblestone Districts. Rob Jones, Darren Kempner, Jeff Amplement, and Rachel Maloney were on hand to accept the award.