NFTA Transporter

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

NFTA Holds Rail Expansion Scoping Meeting

The NFTA held a public meeting at Sweet Home Middle School on February 13 as part of the scoping process for the Metro Rail Expansion Project, which aims to provide a fast, safe and convenient transit system to the rail expansion corridor.   

Asking for public feedback is an important part of this process, and it was great to see the outpouring of attendees at the meeting.  

If you were not able to attend, you can still provide comments using the project website, by email at, or by mail at 181 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.  All comments, received by March 10, will be summarized in the project scoping document which will be posted on the website in the near future.  We appreciate your input! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Stay Safe on Ice - Walk Like a Penguin!

Metro's James Morrell supports Mike & Kara
in Walk Like a Penguin initiative! 
During the aftermath of Buffalo's recent snow storm that delivered heavy snow and biting temperatures dipping as low as -20 degrees, Kara Jeziorski of the NFTA's safety division, with the help of Mike Moore (aka friendly penguin mascot), were in the lobby of NFTA headquarters reminding employees to navigate the icy roads and slippery conditions by "walking like a penguin." 

You may ask how exactly does one walk like a penguin?  Well, it's easy - point your feet out and bend forward slightly with your arms loosely extended and move SLOWLY.  All of these elements help support your center of gravity and keep your body steady when walking along ice-covered and slushy areas.  However, it doesn't stop there, remember to wear boots or shoes with traction and take special care when entering and exiting vehicles.  

And, most importantly if you do not need to go out in blizzard-like conditions, stay inside where it's warm and comfortable until conditions improve! 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mobile ticketing is coming to Metro in April

Beginning in April 2019, Metro customers will be able to pay their fares quickly and easily using a smart phone application called Token Transit

Through the phone app, our customers will be able to purchase single rides, round trip rail passes, and day passes using their credit or debit cards. Prior to boarding, customers will activate their ticket, and then simply show the mobile ticket to the bus driver or ticket inspector.  

All traditional payment options will still be available, but this is an exciting new way to make taking Metro bus and rail easier for existing customers and to encourage more people to try transit.  

Please stay tuned for more details to come.