|Executive Director, Kimberley Minkel (left) and NFTA staff|
In honor of Metro's "Big 30th" Kimberley A. Minkel, NFTA Executive Director, Tom George, Metro's Director of Public Transit, along with NFTA and Metro staff were out riding the system greeting customers as well as distributing commemorative key chains at five rail stations including University, LaSalle, Utica, Amherst and Allen Medical Campus on the morning of November 10.
|Metro Rail Rider saying HBD Metro Rail!|
During the week prior, Metro held a photo contest where riders could post a "Happy Birthday" message on Facebook or Twitter and be entered to win one of a few grand prizes. Some of the winners included staff from the Coffee Roastery in downtown Buffalo as well as a classroom of students from the Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy, who were actually taking their first official ride on Metro Rail on its special day. There were also two individuals who shared their own birthday with Metro rail and they each received a free Metro monthly pass.
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate and for your continued support! For more November 10 photos, check out NFTA's facebook page!