transit

National Highway Trust Fund Endangered

Action Alert!

The National Highway Trust Fund (an important source for transit funding) is going broke!
As cars are becoming more fuel-efficient and Americans are driving fewer miles, there is a lot less gas tax revenue collected; the highway trust fund is becoming exhausted. The federal gasoline tax hasn't been raised since 1993 and has never been indexed to inflation. Given this looming fiscal cliff, doing nothing is not an option.

http://t4america.org/our-vision/investment/

Contact your federal representative today!

Transit Conference

CITIZENS FOR REGIONAL TRANSIT INVITES YOU TO A CONFERENCE

The Case for Transit: How light rail can be a vehicle for sustainable economic development

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Coffee and registration begin at 8:00 – Conference from 9:00 to 2:00

Co-sponsored by Canisius College

Montante Cultural Center, Canisius College, 2021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208

Click here for the location

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nadine Lemmon, Legislative Advocate, Tri-State Transportation Campaign. “Making Transit Work…. Economically!”

Panel: Mark Croce, Dr. Daniel Hess, Hal Morse, Patrick Whalen, Howard Zemsky.
Tour: DL&W and Central Terminals and future airport light rail alignment from 2:00 to 4:00

To register for the event, lunch and the tour, click here.

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

$10 cost for optional box lunch, paid at the door

Reservations for lunch and/or tour are due by September 7th. You may also download the registration form below and send to Citizens for Regional Transit, c/o CRT Conference, 289 Ashford Avenue, Tonawanda, NY 14150.
Call 716-833-9543 with questions.

The Case for Transit

This presentation by CRT President Doug Funke lays out the case for expansion of public transit in the Western New York region. You can download it in two parts, in PDF format.

Download: 

Transportation: WNY Path to the Future - a Forum

League of Women Voters Buffalo-Niagara presents

"Transportation: WNY Path to the Future"

May 9, 2012, 4-6 pm, Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY

Forum will offer steps to take now, to foster sustainable transportation for the future in WNY.

Panelists: Amy Weymouth-Michaux and Kelly Dixon, transportation analysts with the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council; Dr. Wende A. Mix, Buffalo State professor in Planning; Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, 58th District, member NYS Senate Transportation and Commerce and Agriculture committees; Hon. Sam Hoyt, Empire State Development Corporation, former NYS Assemblyman

Moderator: Gladys Gifford, President, Citizens for Regional Transit
Discussion to follow presentations by panel. Event is free and open to the public.

Public Hearings for Public Transit

The NFTA is holding hearings in various locations in the service area. These meetings may be your best opportunity to ensure that catastrophic transit cuts do not occur!

Jan. 30 - ECC North Campus
Bldg. B, Bretschger Hall, Room 401 - 6 p.m.
Jan. 31 - Niagara Falls City Hall
Chambers - 6 p.m.
Feb. 1 - Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Auditorium - Noon and 6 p.m.
Feb. 2 - ECC South Campus
Building #5 Cafeteria - 6 p.m.

Also see: http://metro.nfta.com/Routes/ServiceReductions.aspx

Buffalo Common Council is holding their own meeting February 1, 2 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers.

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