January 25, 2012

Niagara Frontier’s planned service cuts burden disabled riders

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Metro Bus Riders claimed in a forum, organized by Assemblyman Sean Ryan, (D-Buffalo), that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's (NFTA) plan to cut 22% of its bus routes by April 1 will be especially difficult for the disabled, low-income citizens and others without their own transportation, BuffaloNews.com reported.

The service cuts were prompted by a loss of $4.3 million in state aid, and may cause NFTA to have to lay off 170 NFTA workers. The cuts would save the authority about $7 million in expenses. For the full story, click here.

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