Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Transit and Regional Tourism
Location: Niagara Falls International / AMTRAK Station
825 Depot Avenue West, Niagara Falls, NY
Hosted by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Zoom link to be provided
Sara Capen, Executive Director, Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Patrick Kaler, President and CEO, Visit Buffalo Niagara
Andrea Czopp, Chief Operations Officer, Destination Niagara USA
Thomas George, P.E., Vice President, Operations, NFTA
Transit connectivity between Buffalo and Niagara Falls was once a pre-eminent feature of our region made famous by the 1933 Musical 42nd Street’s theme song Shuffle off to Buffalo “… to Niagara in a Sleeper… Shuffle off to Buffalo...”
Today transit connectivity between our cities is infrequent and uncoordinated. Yet these two cities offer great potential tourism synergy – Niagara Falls the world-famous tourist mecca with millions of visitors during summer months and Buffalo with year-round attractions and a larger business-base.
This program hopes to explore the potential of improved public transit for enhancing tourism economics and business development in both cities. Please join us as our area tourism leaders provide intel and insight into this important topic.