Citizens for Regional Transit provides this document outlining our infrastructure policy recommendations.
Here is the recording of the May 13th CRT Quarterly Meeting, along with our slideshow presentation.
At the 2021 CRT Annual Meeting, Hal Morse, Executive Director of the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council presented exploration of expectations after the recent elections.
CRT President Doug Funke submitted an Another Voice essay to the Buffalo News, about the need of increases in rail transport to mitigate the effects of global climate change.
The world is changing in ways that demand a bold new vision for mobility based on clean, reliable public transportation. The 20th century dream of a car in every driveway has become unsustainable. Our cities have been turned into parking lots, our “freeways” are clogged with stop-and-go traffic, our air is polluted with gases and particulates that cause cancer and asthma, and our climate – planet-wide – is changing in ways that increase the frequency of dangerous weather events and threaten our coastlines and economies. The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Erie County is not electrical energy generation or industry, but rather transportation (at 40%, primarily from cars). If we expect people to drive less, alternatives must be provided.