Linking communities and our future . . .

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and its partners have embarked on a study of public transportation options for the corridor connecting Buffalo and Amherst. This could include an extension of Metro Rail, improvements to current bus service or something else altogether, like bus rapid transit. We do not know where the study is headed. We do know that together we can make getting around the region safer, more environmentally friendly and cost effective. So join us. The discussion starts here and now.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Visit Us

TO Amherst will be at the University Community Farmers Market on Aug 16 and September 13. 8am - 1pm.  

The market is on UB's south Campus (intersection of Main and Kenmore)  It's another chance to share ideas about transit in our area.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

We're Back

TO Amherst will be at UB on the Green tonight (Wed. Aug. 6) from 6 pm on.  Come out, visit it us and talk about the future of transit.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A big thank you

We had a tremendous turnout for the second Transit Options workshop.  The discussion was lively and informative, and everyone walked away with a better sense of the project and opportunities it presents.

There is no substitute for enthusiasm.  Thank you.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Workshop 2.0

Join us tonight at Nov. 20, 5 p.m., at Allen Hall, Room 101, University at Buffalo South Campus, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, for our second Transit Options Workshop. Presentations at 5:30 and 7. Enhanced access is available on the Main St. side of the Hall. Metro riders can use Routes 5, 8, 12, 13, 19, 44, 47, 48, or Metro Rail.

Thanks

A big thank you to everyone who turned out last night for our first workshop. There was a lot of great conversation, particularly around modes and maps. The project could not have gotten off to a better start.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Study Kicks Off With Two Open Workshops

Open Workshops
Tue., Nov. 19, 5 p.m. at St. Leo the Great School, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Presentations at 5:30 and 7. The school is on Metro Bus Route 35 and there is enhanced access at the east driveway side of the school.

Wed. Nov. 20, 5 p.m., Allen Hall, Room 101, University at Buffalo South Campus, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo. Presentations at 5:30 and 7. Enhanced access is available on the Main St. side of the Hall. Metro riders can use Routes 5, 8, 12, 13, 19, 44, 47, 48, or Metro Rail.

Once Upon a Time

One bowl of porridge was too hot, one was too cold and one bowl was . . . well, you know the story.  Goldilocks didn’t just gobble down the first meal she found.  She did a study of her needs and got things just right.  That is what we are going to do.  Together.  The NFTA and its partners have laid down the groundwork – and will have to be responsible for the budget – but whole project exists to fill a public need.  There’s no better place to find out about public need than the public.  We are looking for ideas, input on ideas and realistic analysis of the opportunities before us. 

There are a number of ways to participate.  Familiarize yourself with the materials on this site.  Post a comment to any and all of the articles posted.  Sign up for Instant Updates – a free e-mail/text service that will keep you in the loop on this topic, and a number of other transportation-related subjects.  You can also follow TO Amherst on Facebook.

The Timeline will let you know when another meeting has been scheduled or publication released.

And we are always open to suggestions.  Let us know what you think.  In the end, that is the whole point.  Public Transportation is the most economical, energy-efficient way to move people about.  Working together we can create one that’s just right.