Citizens Group Hosts Meeting on Future of Public Transit in Buffalo area communities

Free and Open to All Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.   United Way of Buffalo & Erie County 742 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

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

Posted October 14th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Metro rail transit cars gliding through downtown Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, New York  –  On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) hosts a quarterly meeting featuring speakers from the NFTA, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and Lyft to discuss the future of transportation in our community and the role that ridesharing could play in supplementing public transit.

When ridesharing became legal in Upstate New York this past summer, many Western New Yorkers were relieved to finally have access to the popular transportation option available in cities across the U.S.

But many public transit advocates still wonder what this new reality means for the future of expanded and improved public transit in our community.

Do ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber fill an important niche, or do they detract from the environmental and economic justice goals of local transit? Are ridesharing and public transit inherently at odds, or is there the possibility for synergism and coordination between the two?

This quarterly meeting features short presentations and a Q&A session to address the above considerations. The panelists include:

  • Dan Leonard, Senior Economic Development Director, Buffalo Niagara Partnership
  • Dustin Earle, Corporate Partnerships, Lyft
  • Rob Jones, Planner, NFTA

Join CRT on Wednesday, October 18 to learn more and weigh in on the future of ridesharing and public transit in addressing Western New York’s transportation needs.

About Citizens for Regional TransitCitizens 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.

The purpose of the organization is to build an understanding of the benefits of transit by facilitating public participation through educational events, information sharing and other outreach efforts.

For more information on Citizens for Regional Transit and its work, click onhttp://www.citizenstransit.org/ .

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