This presentation was delivered at the October 15 CRT meeting by Darren Kempner, manager of Manager, Grants and Government Affairs for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
Theater Station was sacrificed as of February 18, 2013 in order to allow motorists to drive along Main Street. Those using Metro Rail will have to walk another 530 feet (the actual distance between platforms in the same direction is 800 feet) to Fountain Plaza. No bus service will be rerouted to serve northeast-bound riders in the neighborhood.
Attached is a picture of the station's current state as it is going to be demolished.
A gallery exists on our Facebook site as well.
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.
Buffalo Common Council is holding their own meeting February 1, 2 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers.
Let's put the pressure on the NYS legislature, using every tool at our
disposal, to urge increased NYS funding for public transit!
Below is a link to two on-line petitions now circulating. The link is
from a blog by New York State Transportation Equity Alliance (CRT is a
member). Within that blog there is a link to NYS Sen. Grisanti's