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CRT Quarterly/Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Review of 2018, Looking Ahead to 2019, Funding Outlook after Mid-term Elections

Presenters: Doug Funke, President, CRT
Hal Morse, Executive Director, Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council

Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00)

Doug Funke will present his annual report outlining CRT’s activities in the past year. He will also describe plans and priorities for the coming year. A brief business meeting will be held to elect officers and Executive Board members.

Hal Morse will present his views on the impact of the recent mid-term elections on transit funding. Although transit is usually considered a bi-partisan issue, changes might be on the horizon with a new contingent of elected officials at the State and Federal levels. Will the outlook improve for Federal transit funding? Will the NFTA be funded to extend Metro Rail to the DL&W Terminal and to Amherst? Will New York State find extra funds to address the budget gap at the NFTA and the need for statewide equity in transit funding for upstate and downstate, beyond the MTA in New York City?


DO YOUR PART TO REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING: Please consider using Metro Rail or Bus to get the meeting. Metro Rail stops a block from the Central Library and a number of Metro buses stop within a block or two. If coming from further away, several park-and-ride lots can connect you to the Metro Rail line.