NFTA Transporter

Friday, September 19, 2014

NFTA Metro Participates in UB Sustainability Living Fair

Mary Padasak, Health and Safety; Lisa Piecki 
and Breanne Flynn, Communications and Marketing
On Tuesday, September 16, the University of Buffalo held its sixth annual Sustainability Living Fair in the Student Union at North Campus. There were approximately 30 vendors on site to promote and discuss services that help improve the environmental impact within Western New York.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NFTA Transit Police Befriends Children from Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Thursday, August 14, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Transit Police Officers, Adam Brodsky, Thomas Dewey and Shaun McDonnell, accompanied three young boys, who had been on a special event wait list with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Erie County, to a Buffalo Bisons baseball game.

During the game, the boys had a chance to learn more about the sport from their escorts, as well as share common interests and have some laughs with the officers. Big Brothers, Big Sisters is an organization that supports 1-to-1 mentoring relationships to assist children challenged by issues such as divorce, bullying, educational and career matters, as well as just general day-to-day youth concerns.

Alicia Bartsch from Big Brothers, Big Sisters said that she is extremely grateful to the NFTA Transit Police for their support and said, “The children had an incredible time at the game and our staff was impressed with how amazingly well the officers interacted with the kids. It’s funny, but a simple outing like this can have such a positive impact on young and impressionable minds. We would like to give a special thanks to Lt. Jim Halliday and Officer Mike Davies for their help in coordinating this event and their planned participation in future mentoring activities with our organization.”

For more information about programs and volunteer opportunities with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, go to beafriend.org.