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Thursday, December 27, 2018

NFTA's FaLaLaLaLa Fun for the Holidays

Vocalist - Akron High School
Santa Marching Band

Students of Hutch Tech bring holiday
 cheer to Metro Rail riders
The NFTA hosted its holiday Sounds of the Season again this year in the downtown bus terminal for its 11th year.  Student groups from Akron, BAVPA, Hutch Tech, Olmsted, Discovery, Southside and Waterfront performed live holiday music from December 14-21.

The holiday entertainment has always been a popular tradition and helps bring joy to travelers in our busy downtown bus terminal and throughout our Metro bus and rail system.

This year's program incorporated a special "noteworthy cause" to help those living in poverty within our community.  During the week-long celebration of music, we collected approximately 292 pounds of canned soup and non-perishables as well as 1,200 pairs of new socks to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York and the Matt Urban Hope Center, respectively.

NFTA employees and the public were able to donate items at the bus terminal or at the Buffalo Airport firehouse.   All collected items will be provided to local families in need within the next few weeks.

A special event was held to kick-off all of the festivities on Friday, December 14 including our Executive Director, Kim Minkel, NFTA's Transit Police Officer Dave Zarbo, and representatives from community partners.  If you would like to see some highlights from this year's events, please click HERE.

See you all next year!