Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council

Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council Erie & Niagara Counties' Metropolitan Planning Organization. Focused on improving transportation for all modes of travel in the region.

As the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Erie and Niagara Counties, the GBNRTC is focused on establishing a comprehensive, coordinated & continual transportation planning process for the region. The metropolitan planning process allows for the allocation of federal funding to improve transportation for all modes of travel - transit, walking, bicycling & car.

Just a reminder that the GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been c...
03/30/2020
GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meeting: CANCELED — GBNRTC

Just a reminder that the GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been canceled

PCC meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of every month (see our event calendar  for specific times and locations). View all GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meeting Agendas and Minutes  from 2008 - Present.

GObike Buffalo
03/26/2020
GObike Buffalo

GObike Buffalo

CONFIRMED: Bicycle repair shops CAN remain open during NY on PAUSE after Governor Cuomo deemed bicycle repair an essential service.

Our friends at Tom's Pro Bike, Campus Wheelworks, Rick Cycle Shop, Handlebars Cycle Company, and Bert's Bikes and Fitness are accepting bicycle repairs. The GObike Buffalo Community Workshop will be accepting appointments for repair next week.

03/26/2020
NFTA

Metro is temporarily suspending fare collection on all bus routes, trains, and PAL services beginning Friday, March 27. Please use the rear door of the bus when boarding and exiting, if possible.

Metro is temporarily suspending fare collection on all bus routes, trains, and PAL services beginning Friday, March 27. Please use the rear door of the bus when boarding and exiting, if possible.

03/26/2020
American Public Transportation Association

Public transportation employees are working tirelessly to provide a safe and essential service to healthcare workers, first-responders, and others requiring mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public transportation employees are working tirelessly to provide a safe and essential service to health care workers, first-responders, and others requiring mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per Governor Andrew Cuomo, "Public transportation will keep running to get nurses, doctors, law enforcement officers,...
03/20/2020

As per Governor Andrew Cuomo, "Public transportation will keep running to get nurses, doctors, law enforcement officers, and other essential personnel where they need to go.

Everyone else: Limit the use of public transportation to only when absolutely necessary."

03/20/2020
Buffalo Metro Bus and Rail Safety Precautions and Tips with Yasmin Young & Tom George [Interview]

As per Governor Andrew Cuomo, "Public transportation will keep running to get nurses, doctors, law enforcement officers, and other essential personnel where they need to go.

Everyone else: Limit the use of public transportation to only when absolutely necessary."

Yasmin Young spoke with Tom George, the Director of Public Transportation for the NFTA to get some info to keep you and yours safe. (Photo by Getty Images) I...

Many of us do not stop and think about the importance of freight and logistics in our everyday lives.
03/20/2020

Many of us do not stop and think about the importance of freight and logistics in our everyday lives.

Public Comment Sought on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance and Pedestrian Signal Upgrades in Town of Tona...
03/19/2020
Public Comment Sought on Erie County Project for ADA Compliance & Pedestrian Signal Upgrades — GBNRTC

Public Comment Sought on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance and Pedestrian Signal Upgrades in Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore. Public comments will be received through April 7, 2020.

Public Comment Sought on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance and Pedestrian Signal Upgrades in Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore. Public comments will be received through April 7, 2020.

The GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been canceled
03/18/2020
GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meeting: CANCELED — GBNRTC

The GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been canceled

The GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been canceled. PCC meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of every month (see our event calendar  for specific times and locations). View all GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee

GBNRTC Winter 2020 Newsletter: Find out what the GBNRTC has been up to, what we're involved with and what's on our horiz...
03/17/2020

GBNRTC Winter 2020 Newsletter: Find out what the GBNRTC has been up to, what we're involved with and what's on our horizon! bit.ly/2x0dK8j

WBIR Channel 10
03/16/2020

WBIR Channel 10

They're keeping the supply chain going and we're super thankful for them. Join us in showing some love to the truck drivers!

Mayor Byron W. Brown has kicked off his 3rd Civic Innovation Challenge. He is calling on the local tech community to com...
03/11/2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown has kicked off his 3rd Civic Innovation Challenge. He is calling on the local tech community to come up with data-driven solutions to enhance the delivery of services by the City’s Department of Public Works, Streets, Parks and Permits and Inspection Services.

There is $10,000 in prize money on the line as well as technical support from the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center and the opportunity to pitch to Angel Investors! For more info visit buffaloinnovates.com #BuffaloInnovates

Calling all talented techies! Today I kicked off my 3rd Civic Innovation Challenge. I am calling on the local tech community to come up with data-driven solutions to enhance the delivery of services by the City’s Department of Public Works, Streets, Parks and Permits and Inspection Services. I thank AT&T for partnering with my administration on this initiative, as we continue our efforts to create a smart and sustainable Buffalo. There is $10,000 in prize money on the line as well as technical support from the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center and the opportunity to pitch to Angel Investors! For more info visit buffaloinnovates.com #BuffaloInnovates

Thank you to those who attended the NFTA Metro Rail Expansion public hearings in February.If you did not have an opportu...
03/09/2020

Thank you to those who attended the NFTA Metro Rail Expansion public hearings in February.

If you did not have an opportunity to attend the hearings, the presentation is available on the project website. The comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be open until March 24, 2020.

nftametrorailexpansion.com

03/04/2020
GObike Buffalo

GObike Buffalo

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park (previously LaSalle Park) will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic so that repairs can be made to the walkway near the shoreline, which sustained damage from a recent storm, according to a statement released Tuesday by a spokesman for Mayor Byron W. Brown. The closure includes the portion of the Shoreline Trail in Centennial Park.

In the statement, spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said that Buffalo Department of Public Works Commissioner Michael Finn said it is possible that the park could reopen by the weekend or early next week.

Centennial Park was officially closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday. #WNYTrailClosure

03/04/2020
New York State Department of Transportation

Have you come across any of these yet?

Flashing yellow arrow traffic signals are popping up at intersections across the state. During the flashing yellow cycle, vehicles are allowed to make turns after safely yielding to oncoming traffic.

Join us tomorrow Wednesday, March 4th for our monthly Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting. All are invited...
03/03/2020
GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meeting — GBNRTC

Join us tomorrow Wednesday, March 4th for our monthly Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting. All are invited to join us to discuss transportation events, planning initiatives & projects

All are invited to attend Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meetings to discuss transportation events, planning initiatives, and projects with GBNRTC Member Agencies .  PCC meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of every month (see our event calendar  for specific

02/27/2020
New York State Department of Transportation

New York State Department of Transportation

ALERT from the Thruway Authority in Buffalo: A ban on empty tractor trailers will be in effect on the Thruway starting at 3am until further notice from the Lackawanna Toll Barrier to the Pennsylvania state line due to winter weather conditions.

Join the NFTA for a 2nd public hearing on the Metro Rail Expansion Project this afternoon from 1 - 4pm Learn more: nftam...
02/26/2020

Join the NFTA for a 2nd public hearing on the Metro Rail Expansion Project this afternoon from 1 - 4pm

Learn more: nftametrorailexpansion.com

The City of Buffalo is embarking on a once-in-a-generation planning effort to reshape the city for upcoming changes in t...
02/25/2020
2 Public Meetings: Designing for the Future of Mobility in Buffalo — GBNRTC

The City of Buffalo is embarking on a once-in-a-generation planning effort to reshape the city for upcoming changes in transportation technologies.

Buffalo on the Move: Mobility Issues for the General Public
Wednesday, February 26th
5:30pm, Seneca One Tower

The Future of Mobility: Recommendations for Buffalo
Saturday, February 29th
12pm, Seneca One Tower

2 Public Meeting at Seneca One Tower on Designing for the Future of Mobility in Buffalo. Buffalo on the Move: Mobility Issues for the General Public Wednesday, February 26th at 5:30pm. The Future of Mobility: Recommendations for Buffalo Saturday, February 29th at 12pm.

Join us Wednesday, March 4th for our monthly Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting. All are invited to join ...
02/25/2020
GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meeting — GBNRTC

Join us Wednesday, March 4th for our monthly Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting. All are invited to join us to discuss transportation events, planning initiatives & projects

All are invited to attend Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meetings to discuss transportation events, planning initiatives, and projects with GBNRTC Member Agencies .  PCC meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of every month (see our event calendar  for specific

Participate in the WNY Regional Freight Plan Update! Those involved in WNY freight/logistics industry are encouraged to ...
02/24/2020
Participate in the WNY Regional Freight Plan Update! — GBNRTC

Participate in the WNY Regional Freight Plan Update!

Those involved in WNY freight/logistics industry are encouraged to take a brief survey:

gbnrtc.org/announcements/participate-in-the-wny-regional-freight-plan-update

Participate in the WNY Regional Freight Plan Update! To gather as much input into the freight plan as possible, WSP has developed a brief 10-question survey.

Take University District Community Development Association, Inc.'s short survey on the proposed connection between the N...
02/21/2020

Take University District Community Development Association, Inc.'s short survey on the proposed connection between the North Buffalo Rail Trail and William Gaiter Parkway Cycle Track by converting the abandoned DL&W/Erie Rail Road corridor into a multi-use walking and biking path.

Take the online survey now: bit.ly/2vWBtpq

The City of Buffalo is embarking on a once-in-a-generation planning effort to reshape the city for upcoming changes in t...
02/20/2020
2 Public Meetings: Designing for the Future of Mobility in Buffalo — GBNRTC

The City of Buffalo is embarking on a once-in-a-generation planning effort to reshape the city for upcoming changes in transportation technologies.

Buffalo on the Move: Mobility Issues for the General Public
Wednesday, February 26th
5:30pm, Seneca One Tower

The Future of Mobility: Recommendations for Buffalo
Saturday, February 29th
12pm, Seneca One Tower

2 Public Meeting at Seneca One Tower on Designing for the Future of Mobility in Buffalo. Buffalo on the Move: Mobility Issues for the General Public Wednesday, February 26th at 5:30pm. The Future of Mobility: Recommendations for Buffalo Saturday, February 29th at 12pm.

❄️🚲 Seneca Street 🚲❄️instagram.com/gbnrtc
02/14/2020

❄️🚲 Seneca Street 🚲❄️

instagram.com/gbnrtc

Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Workshops this week to provide input on our Draft Regional Bicycle Mast...
02/12/2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Workshops this week to provide input on our Draft Regional Bicycle Master Plan!

If you have further comments, or if you weren't able to attend the workshops, the presentation and DRAFT Bicycle Network maps from the workshops are now online for all to view.

Let us know your thoughts at [email protected] or by filling out the comment form at gbnrtc.org/bikebuffaloniagara

Save the dates for NFTA Metro's public hearings on the Rail Expansion Project. For more information visit: nftametrorail...
02/11/2020

Save the dates for NFTA Metro's public hearings on the Rail Expansion Project. For more information visit: nftametrorailexpansion.com

Save the dates for Metro's public hearings on the Rail Expansion Project. For more information visit: nftametrorailexpansion.com

New York State Department of Transportation
02/10/2020

New York State Department of Transportation

A DOT bridge crew from Niagara County successfully repairs joints on the Interstate 190 bridge over Packard Road. Our bridge crews work quickly to keep travelers safe.

News 4 WIVB Buffalo
02/07/2020
News 4 WIVB Buffalo

News 4 WIVB Buffalo

ICYMI: Mayor Byron Brown says he’s heard from drivers who have asked for more notice that they’re in school zones. And he’s listening. Brown says the city won’t start sending out fines until flashing beacon lights are installed near the city’s 14 speed cameras.

Public Notice: NYS Extreme Weather Projects Announced.Erie County (7 projects - $6.49 million) and Niagara County (2 Pro...
02/07/2020
Public Notice: NYS Extreme Weather Projects Announced — GBNRTC

Public Notice: NYS Extreme Weather Projects Announced.
Erie County (7 projects - $6.49 million) and Niagara County (2 Projects - $1.41 million)

On January 23, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced $151 million in new funding for the renewal of State roadways impacted by extreme weather events. Erie County (7 projects - $6.49M) and Niagara County (2 Projects - $1.41M).

New York State Department of Transportation
02/07/2020

New York State Department of Transportation

Snow is on the roads and so are we.

If you must drive today, be patient, take it slow and give our plows plenty of room to work.

#DontCrowdThePlow

Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Workshops this week to provide input on our Draft Regional Bicycle Mast...
02/06/2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Workshops this week to provide input on our Draft Regional Bicycle Master Plan!

If you have further comments, or if you weren't able to attend the workshops, the presentation and DRAFT Bicycle Network maps from the workshops are now online for all to view.

Let us know your thoughts at [email protected] or by filling out the comment form at gbnrtc.org/bikebuffaloniagara

Please be aware of maintenance vehicles and MOVE OVER.
02/06/2020

Please be aware of maintenance vehicles and MOVE OVER.

CLOSE CALL - Earlier today, a Thruway maintenance vehicle was sideswiped by a tractor trailer on I-90 in the Buffalo Division. The Thruway pickup truck had its hazard lights on and was positioned to alert motorists of an upcoming work zone.

Luckily, the Thruway employee stationed in the vehicle was uninjured. The driver of the tractor trailer was ticketed for failure to move over.

This is exactly why following the state's Move Over Law is so critical. As soon as you see lights, vests or reflectors, check traffic around you, SLOW DOWN and MOVE OVER if safe to do so. Lives depend on it. 👷‍♂️🚧👷🚨

thruway.ny.gov/travelers/safety/moveoverlaw.html

02/05/2020

TONIGHT! (Feb 5th) Join us at Ecc South South Campus. (Cafeteria) for a community workshop on our Draft Regional Bicycle Master Plan!

Learn more at gbnrtc.org/bikebuffaloniagara

Join us tomorrow Wednesday, February 5th for our monthly Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting. All are invi...
02/05/2020
GBNRTC Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meeting — GBNRTC

Join us tomorrow Wednesday, February 5th for our monthly Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting. All are invited to join us to discuss transportation events, planning initiatives & projects

All are invited to attend Planning and Coordinating Committee (PCC) Meetings to discuss transportation events, planning initiatives, and projects with GBNRTC Member Agencies .  PCC meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of every month (see our event calendar  for specific

02/04/2020

TONIGHT! (Feb 4th) Join us at YWCA of the Niagara Frontier for a community workshop on our Draft Regional Bicycle Master Plan!

If you can't make tonight, we are hosting a second workshop tomorrow (Feb 5th) at Ecc South South Campus. (Cafeteria)

Learn more at gbnrtc.org/bikebuffaloniagara

View the DRAFT Bicycle Network maps that will be discussed at our February 4th & 5th Community Workshops. There are four...
02/03/2020

View the DRAFT Bicycle Network maps that will be discussed at our February 4th & 5th Community Workshops. There are four maps in total, including a Regional Overview, Lower Niagara River Inset, Lockport Inset, and a Buffalo Inset map.

gbnrtc.org/bikebuffaloniagara

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Buffalo, NY
14202

Visit www.nfta.com to see how to reach the GBNRTC Office by public transit.

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GBNRTC Social Media Policy/Guidelines for Community Engagement & Regional Transportation Planning As more and more people obtain and share information online, social media is quickly becoming an important communication tool and an integral part of the GBNRTC’s public involvement strategy. Social media channels allow the GBNRTC to reach a broader audience and provide a forum for people to share and discuss relevant and timely information on transportation planning issues. GUIDELINES A. The GBNRTC operates and maintains its social media sites as a way to provide information about GBNRTC programs, projects, issues, events and activities. It is used to supplement traditional communication methods and increase meaningful interaction with stakeholders. Social media sites that may be used are (but not limited to): Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin, Instagram, and blogs. B. Information received by social media users in the form of comments, @replies, or direct messages or any other method allowed by third-party social media sites will be treated as feedback and discussion and do not constitute official public comment to the GBNRTC. Whenever possible, links will be provided to users to submit official comment. Information received may be summarized and shared with GBNRTC’s Policy Board, Planning Committee or technical committees as appropriate. C. The use of social media will follow all federal, state, and GBNRTC related laws and/or policies regarding the sharing of information, collection of data and archiving. Content A. The GBNRTC may share articles, websites or online information produced by outside sources as appropriate. Information may include newspaper articles, municipal websites, other transportation and/or planning agencies or other informational content. The GBNRTC may share these items as “information only” and does not endorse, support or have responsibility for the accuracy for these items. B. The GBNRTC does not allow explicit or profane language or content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation, nor is sexual content or links to sexual content allowed. C. The GBNRTC does not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. D. The GBNRTC does not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. E. GBNRTC social media channels are not open to comments promoting or opposing any person campaigning for election to a political office or promoting or opposing any ballot proposition. F. The GBNRTC does not allow information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the GBNRTC, the public or public systems. G. The GBNRTC reserves the right to remove any material on their social media sites which violates this policy. If available, the GBNRTC may also use a social media’s ‘blocking’ feature for repeat offenders of the content guidelines. H. GBNRTC posts to social media sites will be the responsibility of the staff person(s) assigned by the Executive Director. The Executive Director will make a final determination on any item that may be questionable as related to this policy. I. Public comments on GBNRTC-generated content should be limited to comments related to the posted topic. GBNRTC social media channels are not the proper place to express opinions or beliefs not directly related subjects or areas in which the GBNRTC conducts its business (e.g. transportation policies and programs). User’s Privacy A. The GBNRTC does not collect or store the personal information of social media users except when required by law. Social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter may have their own privacy policies that may differ from the GBNRTC’s. This policy statement is subject to amendment or modification at any time to ensure its continued use is consistent with its intended purpose. Questions or concerns regarding the GBNRTC presence on various social media channels should be directed to the GBNRTC at [email protected]

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I and thankful that GBNRTC is now leading the Scajaquada Redesign project.
The intersection of Kenmore Avenue and Colvin Blfd. is in need of a traffic study. This intersection is dysfunctional and unsafe for the community.
The intersection of Kenmore Avenue and Colvin Blvd. needs a traffic study. This intersection is dysfunction and unsafe for the community.
2019 September 17 & 18 as part of National Drive Electric Week. University of Buffalo will be demonstrating an Electric Bus with tours and short test rides. Tours and test rides will be held at the North Campus Lee Loop 1030AM-430PM Tuesday September 17 and Wednesday September 18 at the South Campus Main Circle from 830AM-1130AM then at the Flint Loop at the North Campus from 1230P to 430PM. The future is electric.
NFTA Metro. Time to go full Electric bus and rail. All replacement buses should be 100% electric.
Technology worth keeping an eye on. GM had Automated Guided Vehicles in their plants going back to 1986.
This man says he used to be your executive director.... I live south of Rochester and am more than appalled by his racist comments about Puerto Rico and its citizens. The comments are on this thread. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1952538451630917&set=a.1380771692140932.1073741828.100006243432036&type=3&theater