CRT Board Member Elizabeth Giles published an Another Voice article in the Buffalo News about the importance of extending Buffalo’s light rail to the East Side and airport.
Citizens for Regional Transit submitted a letter and comments in support of the NFTA's work on expanding Metro Rail in the Amherst Corridor.
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.
Presented by Rachel Maloney, Transportation Planner for the NFTA.
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.