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Monday, November 23, 2015

Hail to the Chief . . .

George W. Gast, NFTA Chief of Police and
Jason Flores, Homeless Outreach Supervisor. 
NFTA Police Chief George W. Gast was honored by the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY for his work, and that of the police department, with the homeless population in the Buffalo.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Taking Jeffery Lesanti into account

Jeffrey Lesanti Jr. is the new Accounts Receivable Accountant for the NFTA. Jeffrey has over 12 years of accounts receivable, revenue management and collection experience. As a recent graduate from St. Bonaventure’s MBA program, Jeffrey further developed his finance and accounting skills while working full-time as Division Manager for Amherst-based debt buyer/collection agency, Account Discovery Systems where he was brought on for change management and brand turnaround.

Congratulations Edwin Jones

Metro operator Edwin Jones distinguished himself and all of Metro with his participation in the 2015 New York State Bus Roadeo in Rochester, NY, this past September. He was one of 21 participants from various transit agencies across the state to take part in the event.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Welcome Claire Quadri

Claire Quadri joins NFTA as its new Environmental Engineer and brings with her over 30 years of environmental consulting experience. Prior to joining NFTA, she was a Senior Environmental Professional with Day Environmental, Inc. for eleven years. Her previous positions also include Vice President and Manager, Environmental Risk Analysis for HSBC Bank and Senior Project Manager for GZA GeoEnvironmental and Urban Engineers.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Taking the lead at Metro

James Morrell, Jason Abounader, Rachel Maloney Joyner
This year three members of the Metro family have been selected for advanced leadership training. It is an honor for each, and it is also great news for the Authority. These three are not only learning to be better transit professionals, they are learning to make transit better right here at Metro.

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 CafĂ© 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.