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N.Y. Senate passes legislation to add transit dependent NFTA board members

Posted on March 20, 2019

Sen. Tim Kennedy believes the legislation passed this week will bolster momentum to keep focus on the much-needed transit upgrades.
Sen. Tim Kennedy believes the legislation passed this week will bolster momentum to keep focus on the much-needed transit upgrades.
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ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Senate passed legislation that if made into law will require the appointment of a transit dependent and paratransit dependent representative on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s (NFTA) Board of Commissioners, WKBW Buffalo reported.

The new appointments could play a major role in shaping NFTA’s future, which includes a possible $1.6 billion light rail expansion, as well as a proposed $100 million five-year capital spending plan for light rail.

According to the report, Sen. Tim Kennedy believes the legislation passed this week will bolster momentum to keep focus on the much-needed transit upgrades in Western New York. For the full story, click here.

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