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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Darnell Barton honored by Board of Commissioners

Metro bus operator Darnell Barton was honored at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s Board of Commissioners meeting November 21 for his assistance in saving a woman’s life October 18. Also in attendance at the meeting was his wife, Petrina, their two daughters, Courtney and Danielle, his mother, Cynthia, sister-in-law, Shamika, and his niece Amari.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Poloncarz proclaims "Darnell Barton Day" in Erie County

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Metro Bus Operator Darnell Barton to proclaim “Darnell Barton Day” in Erie County.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sabretooth Rides the Metro Rail

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It turns out that Sabretooth rides the Metro Rail to work sometimes, too! The Buffalo Sabres furry mascot was spotted Tuesday evening at the University Rail Station where he met with Sabres fans and other passengers ahead of the team's home game versus the St. Louis Blues.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

United Way Bake Sale Raises Over $450

Gary Davison, from Graphics, in the middle of things
NFTA employees demonstrated their love of both a good cause and a good dessert at the United Way Bake Sale held Tuesday at the MTC.

Tim Horton's Opens To Brisk Business

The new Tim Horton's inside the NFTA's Metropolitan Transportation Center has been open for a little over a week now. And -- in homage to the company's famous advertising campaign -- the rrrestaurant appears to be a rrraging success!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

BNIA Going to the Dogs

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Announced at a press conference held at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Thursday, November 7, passengers at the airport will now have the opportunity to relax and visit with man's best friend thanks to Paws for Love, a program of the SPCA serving Erie County.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Our first Chief Information Officer

John Oborn has joined the authority as its first ever Chief Information Officer. He has over 25 years leading both business and IT organizations. John is the co-founder and principal of Live Oak Partners in Oklahoma, which previously focused on executive management consulting and now serves as a research and advisory partner with multiple leadership groups primarily serving Information Technology executives.

Say good morning to Kara

As many of you might have noticed, there is a new face at the receptionist desk at 181 Ellicott. Kara Jeziorski comes to us from Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer & Monte PC where she was a Real Estate and Litigation Paralegal. She has Bachelor degrees in both Psychology and Criminal Justice with Minors in Public Health and Sociology from The State University of New York at Fredonia. Prior to working at the law firm, she was an intern at Dunkirk Drug Court where she assisted the case manager with youthful offender matters.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The honors for Darnell continue

 Darnell and his family with the Eire County Legislature
Frontier Operator Darnell Barton was honored three more times this week for saving a young woman’s life.

Monday, November 4, 2013

A thank you from Darnell

Darnell Barton would like everyone to know that he and his family are very thankful for the outpouring of love and generosity that has come his way since the story of his heroic actions on October 18 become public.

He would like to convey, “That the past two weeks have been the most exciting chapter in this journey that is my life. I appreciate all of the kind words and gestures extended to me and my family. To avoid any confusion, please know that I don’t have any social media pages, as such, an official e-mail account has been established at”

In addition, correspondences can be mailed to his attention at 3500 Main Street, Suite 130-141, Amherst, NY 14226.