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Monday, September 28, 2015

Niagara Falls International Airport Welcomes One Millionth Passenger

The Niagara Falls International Airport welcomed its one millionth passenger this morning. Bill and Anna Egbert of Summerfield, FL. arrived courtesy of Allegiant, on a flight from Sanford, FL.

Technically, the Egberts are ‘one million’ and ‘one million and one.’ They accepted the honor as a couple and received round trip tickets for a future flight thank to Allegiant, luggage from the airport and a Niagara-themed gift basket complements of the Niagara Tourist & Convention Corp. The basket includes a stay at The Giacomo Hotel, a $50 Hard Rock Café certificate, a bottle of wine from the Flight of Five Winery, a gift certificate to Encounter Niagara, treats from DiCamillo’s Bakery and a matted photograph print of Niagara Falls, USA.

Vice Chairman Henry M. Sloma was on hand to officially recognize the one millionth passenger, particularly fitting because he was passenger number one out of the terminal in December, 2009.

(Photo: Vice Chairman Henry M. Sloma, Executive Director Kimberley Minkel, Anna and Bill Egbert, Director of Aviation William Vanecek, Commission Margo Dawn Downey.)

Friday, September 4, 2015

NFTA Police save a life

NFTA Police officer Robert Bove and Lt. James Halliday
Last Saturday NFTA Transit Police officers Robert Bove and Lt. James Halliday were passing the Metropolitan Transportation Center when several people flagged them down. Someone had discovered an unconscious woman in the rest room. The officers responded immediately, finding a young woman not just non-responsive, but not breathing. They noticed a needle in her left arm. Officer Bove began sternum rubs while Lt. Halliday administered naloxone, a medicine that can counter the effects of some street drugs.

Metro’s going with gas

Executive Director Kim Minkel and
Vice Chairman Henry M. Sloma
Metro began construction on a new compressed natural gas filling station, Monday, Aug. 31. Hosted by Frontier Garage, the station will serve the new CNG buses Metro has ordered.

Monday, August 24, 2015

NFTA Night at Coca-Cola Field!

Friday, August 21, the NFTA held its third annual Family & Friends Night at Coca-Cola Field!  In addition to watching the Buffalo Bisons take on the Syracuse Chiefs, 14,500 baseball fans were also part of Zombie Night sponsored by Terror Technologies.  Scattered throughout the crowd were numerous
individuals adorning cool zombie gear including David State's daughter, Lily, and Lisa Flynn's children, Aiden & Landon (pictured).

Monday, August 10, 2015

Big Brother, Big Sisters, Big NFTA

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 David Drozdel, Mike Bogulski, Dina Bigham along with Detectives Jason Koelle and Rich Lewis chaperoned seven youth who are waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister enjoyed the game, some ballpark fare and interacting with the officers on a warm, sunny July afternoon. This is the second year the department has arranged this special outing.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Jump Start Your Career Today

Metro has a new recruitment campaign and it goes a little something like this . . .

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hats Off to Executive Director Minkel

Congratulations to our executive director, Kimberley A. Minkel, who was recently named the sixth most influential woman in Western New York according to Business First and their recently released Power 100 Women listing.