NFTA Transporter

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Meet the new boss

By unanimous decision of the NFTA’s Board of Commissioners Kimberley A. Minkel became Executive Director this past December. After half a year in the new position, the Transporter decided to check in with her and see how things were going.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chase Corporate Challenge

This year’s NFTA Chase Corporate Challenge team was one of the largest in the last 10 years, with 41 athletes from across the Authority. It’s also the first time we’ve had an Executive Director participating. When it comes to health, Kim Minkel doesn’t just talk the talk. She walks the 3.5 mile walk. Although everyone had a great time, Michael Moore put in the best time. Congratulations to everyone.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Local High School Students Take a Stand

The ninth grade students at the Tapestry Charter High School in North Buffalo wanted to effect change, and to make their point they used their collective voices and the power of the pen. The students wanted to stress to the NFTA that the school requires service from a special Delaware Metro bus to better serve their transportation needs in getting to and from school.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cold Spring’s Franklin Fowler in the News

. . . The Buffalo News, that is. Cold Spring technician Franklin Fowler was interviewed by Mark Sommer, and photographed by Mark Mulville, on July 20, for an article in the Buffalo News. Franklin talked about staying cool in the garages, which can be challenging. There’s no air conditioning in the huge facilities, sometimes you’re in a pit that reduces air -low and bent over diesel engines still warm from running. Still, it didn’t bother him much.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Transit Police Awards

On June 15, the NFTA hosted an awards ceremony for the Transit Authority Police Department.  Chief of Police George W. Gast acknowledged the officers who, over the past year, excelled in protecting the traveling public.