A Call-Out from Citizens For Regional Transit in Buffalo, New York

Join a Public Meeting – this Tuesday, April 18 – on Plans for Metro Rail Extension to Amherst

Posted April 17th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Buffalo, NY – On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) hosts a public meeting featuring speakers from the NFTA (Rachel Maloney Joyner), the Town of Tonawanda (Supervisor Joseph Emminger), and the Town of Amherst (Eric W. (Rick) Gillert) to address plans for Metro Rail to extend to Amherst.

Light rail gliding through heart of downtown Buffalo, New York

Free and Open to All Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:30 p.m. to         7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m

When will it be done? Where will it go? How much will it cost? How will it be funded? What are the benefits to the surrounding communities, including Buffalo? These and other questions will be addressed by a panel, followed by questions from the audience.  

Our community must be dedicated to making smart infrastructure decisions in order to fully take advantage of Buffalo’s economic and cultural resurgence. This includes strengthening the connection between Buffalo and its largest suburb. With a population of over 122,000, Amherst should be a key part of the Metro Rail system.

In addition, since Amherst is home to the University at Buffalo North Campus, improved transportation into Buffalo will ensure better integration between the UB community and all the business and entertainment options Buffalo has to offer.  

Many elected officials have spoken out about the importance of expanding Metro Rail into Amherst, citing quality of life and economic considerations. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz stated that it will address the “transportation nightmare commuters face on a daily basis.”  

In addition, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said, “It means jobs will be created as we build our rail line to Amherst. It also means city residents will be able to get to jobs in our largest suburb.”   Come join us and learn what several other key players have to say about the Metro Rail extension to Amherst.  

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please contact: Doug Funke (President, Citizens for Regional Transit) at 716-691-8528.   Citizens for R­egional Transit (the Citizens’ Regional Transit Corporation) is committed to creating a broad base of support for the improvement and expansion of bus and rail transit for all citizens of the Niagara Frontier

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