Citizens for Regional Transit submitted a letter and comments in support of the NFTA's work on expanding Metro Rail in the Amherst Corridor.
Presented by Rachel Maloney, Transportation Planner for the NFTA.
"Vote" early and often.... comment period ends on April 30, 2014.
Get your comments in to the NY-DOT regarding HP Rail and weigh in on the stations in Buffalo.
Click on the link and you'll see a page with some background PDFs - if you want to get dipped in the concept and their thinking you can read the material.
Click on the "Comment" button on the left hand side of the page to weigh in.
Pass along to your friends/family/co-workers. It costs nothing to do it.
By Seth C Triggs
As of 2009 in the United States (and North America), all non-new build light rail systems have expanded except for Metro Rail in Buffalo, New York. Some new build systems such as Seattle's Link Light Rail have already commenced expansion planning and/or construction. Indeed, a large portion of light rail expansion has occurred in the past five years. Due to the somewhat higher costs associated with reserved right-of-ways [see note 1], not as many heavy-rail (rapid transit) systems have expanded.