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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Welcoming Sue Ohol to Surface Transportation

Please help in welcoming Sue Ohol (pr: Oh-ho), NFTA's new Administrative Assistant to our Public Transit Director, Tom George.  In this role she will be assisting with board report preparation as well as other Metro-related projects. 

Before coming to NFTA, Sue was with Calamar in Wheatfield for three years.  She brings with her over 20 years administrative experience working in various industries including healthcare, education, legal and property management.

Sue resides in Pendleton with her stepson and husband Tom. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and cooking.  She also helps manage their family business, Ohol Farms.

Please stop by and say hello to Sue; she is located on the 5th floor at the MTC.

Monday, July 24, 2017

A Parade of good fun!

NFTA Operators Tonya Ball and Chris Rizzo
On Saturday, July 22, NFTA Metro staff
participated in the first Disability Pride Parade
and Festival sponsored by Western New York Independent Living, Inc.   The event was held at Coca-Cola Field with approximately 800 participants involved.

This event was a great opportunity to highlight  Metro's Paratransit services as well as network with a variety of community partners, vendors and attendees.   The event was a great success and Metro is looking forward to being a part of it again next year!


Jeanette Buffamonti Joins NFTA's Transit Police Department

Jeanette Buffamonti has become the new Sr. Administrative Assistant for NFTA's Transit Police Department.  Her primary role includes administrative support to the Chief of Police, as well as working on special projects as needed for the team at 1404 Main Street. 

"Armed" with a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science from Hilbert College, Jeanette is excited to be working within the criminal justice/law enforcement field.  

Jeanette resides in Buffalo, and in her spare time, she loves to cook, travel, and explore new local places along Canalside and in the resurging downtown area.  She is also a big sports fan and enjoys attending home team football and hockey games.

Please help in welcoming Jeanette to the NFTA Team!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Church Street Metro Rail Station Gets a Face Lift

Dennis, Dan, Mike & Floyd
Church Street Station
NFTA Metro consistently supports initiatives to help ensure that its transit centers and rail stations are safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing for riders.  As part of this continuing effort, a team of Metro employees represented by the ATU have been working tirelessly since mid May of this year to update the Church Street Rail Station which has included repair work, functional upgrades and painting.   

This effort is part of a phased plan that began in 2016 for station improvements along the rail line.  Last year, Lafayette station received a variety of upgrades including structural mends, new lighting and paint.  In addition, landscaping enhancements have also been made at LaSalle, Amherst and Delevan stations.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Stand Down for Public Transit

Patricia Wiseman, Metro's Supt. Special Services and
Amy Hughes, NFTA's Recruitment Manager
NFTA staff participated in the Annual Stand Down at Coca-Cola Field on June 23, 2017.  Hundreds of individuals, many of whom were veterans, attended the event.  On site were over 160 vendors showcasing a variety of services and resources available to veterans and disabled individuals.  Information was available on medical care, health screenings, transportation options, employment options and job search assistance, as well as counseling and legal advice, and much more.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Chris Cronin, First Manager of Fare Collection

Chris Cronin has been chosen as the first (ever) Manager of Fare Collection at NFTA Metro. Chris brings an impressive and broad background at Metro to his new position through his experience as a bus operator, in rail maintenance and many years of growth through the service planning department.