CRT Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Importance of Transit for Meeting US Target Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Ongoing Efforts to Meet Those Targets
Presenters: Bonnie Lange Lawrence, Deputy Commissioner Erie County Dept. of Environment and Planning; Doug Funke, President, Citizens for Regional Transit; Gary Bennett, Business Development Manager, Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA)
Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo - Central Meeting Room (upstairs)
Bonnie Lawrence will present Erie County’s plans, work and progress in meeting US target reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with emphasis on the role of the transportation sector for meeting those goals.
Doug Funke will present a summary of environmental benefits of using transit. He will also summarize the results of CRT’s petitions for a transit revolution (extend light rail per original plan, achieve multimodal connectivity, and establish sustainable funding for transit, including a proposed additional 1/8% of the Erie County sales tax for transit.
Gary Bennett will present the NFTA’s Corporate Pass Program, designed to make public transit more affordable, increase transit ridership, reduce VMT, vehicle pollution, and traffic congestion.