Public Transit Opportunities for the Amherst-Buffalo Corridor

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204

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  • Only for current and life members of Erie-Niagara Chapter NYSSPE
  • For non-members of Erie-Niagara Chapter NYSSPE

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Monthly Meeting - Erie-Niagara Chapter NYSSPE

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
12:00pm

Chef's Restaurant
291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204

Menu:  Italian Lunch Buffet

$20.00 members

$25.00 non-members

Public Transit Opportunities for the Amherst-Buffalo Corridor

Rachel Maloney Joyner, Transportation Planner, NFTA

Buffalo and Western New York are prime for transit investment with resurgence of the downtown core, movement of UB Medical Schools to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and positive climate for regional growth. Construction of the existing rail line started in 1978 and was completed in 1985 at a total cost $535 million.  The current line is 6.4 miles long but was always considered to be the first phase of a more comprehensive system.  A Strategic Assessment was completed in 2010 which identified Amherst as a priority corridor in the region for light rail extension.  This presentation will discuss NFTA’s light rail rapid transit extension to University at Buffalo’s North Campus and beyond.  Rachel Maloney Joyner, Transportation Planner with the NFTA, will describe the study process, examine the evaluation tiers and results, identify the locally preferred alternative and discuss the next steps for the project.

This program is approved for 1 PDH.

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