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Old January 21st, 2015, 06:38 PM   #41
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Is Buffalo a ritch or poor city
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Old January 21st, 2015, 08:38 PM   #42
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 07:11 PM   #43
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A ride on the Buffalo metro rail.



The trains really haul ass when they go underground, a shame they didnt go with the original plan which was 100% underground. The surface sections are slow as expected. Either way Buffalo is extremely fortunate to have such infrastructure, Cincinnati and Detroit can only dream of having a functioning subway.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 06:38 PM   #44
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The trains really haul ass when they go underground, a shame they didnt go with the original plan which was 100% underground. The surface sections are slow as expected. Either way Buffalo is extremely fortunate to have such infrastructure, Cincinnati and Detroit can only dream of having a functioning subway.
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I have 117 amazing color photos UPDATED past month, you can take a look:

NFTA Metro Bus & Rail Photos
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Old April 20th, 2015, 10:34 PM   #46
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Old April 20th, 2015, 10:36 PM   #47
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Metro Rail crossing Marine Drive by flannrail, on Flickr


Pulling into Erie Canal Harbor by flannrail, on Flickr


Metro Rail train at Erie Canal Harbor by flannrail, on Flickr


Metro Rail Trains at Events by flannrail, on Flickr
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Old April 24th, 2015, 03:25 PM   #48
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Proposed Metrorail extension renderings released today.

http://galleries.buffalonews.com/def...spx?id=4125#/0
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Old April 24th, 2015, 03:34 PM   #49
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It’s possible that someday in the not-too-distant future, Buffalo Sabres fans bound for First Niagara Center could get off Metro Rail trains at a redeveloped Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Terminal just across the street.

Escalators would take them to the second floor of a vast, bustling terminal with shops and restaurants, where they would cross a skywalk into the arena.

Looking even further into the future, a short Metro Rail extension close to South Park Avenue could provide service to a new Buffalo Bills stadium that now appears on conceptual maps.

The explosion of development around Canalside and the Cobblestone District prompted the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to commission a study on how the agency should respond.

If the area is to continue to expand, the study concludes, so too must public transportation.

“The need to extend service beyond the DL&W will be required,” said Thomas George, NFTA director of surface transportation.


http://www.buffalonews.com/city-regi...arena-20150423
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Old June 10th, 2015, 06:14 AM   #50
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Headline : NFTA sets open house to explore Amherst transit expansion

Summary : Four options are now on the table for expanding transit service to Amherst.They include:• Extension of the light-rail system from the Universit...

Link: http://www.buffalonews.com/city-regi...nsion-20150609
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It's a poor city by American standards. Not to mention is a slowly dying city as well. A shame as it had great potential.
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It's a poor city by American standards. Not to mention is a slowly dying city as well. A shame as it had great potential.
Your comment indicates that you have very limited knowledge of Buffalo. The Buffalo Metro area has fewer people living in poverty than the US average and the regional population is slowly growing. Many new jobs are being created. Over 13k in the past year. Job growth is running at a rate that is exceeding the US growth rate by about 10% so far this year.
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Old July 18th, 2015, 07:35 PM   #55
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Oh good for you guys!! Seriously, I'm glad to here that! Hopefully your upward trend continues! On that note is there any hope in hell of new light rail lines or a massive rezoning between downtown and the Central terminal, also any hope of the being restored to rail service?
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Old July 18th, 2015, 11:33 PM   #56
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They are I the final stages of a rail expansion study. They would extend the rail another 8 miles through the town of Amhersy. With a population of about 130,000 Amherst is the fourth most poulatrd municipality in upstate NY
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Old July 21st, 2015, 07:47 PM   #57
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Why am I the last to know about this thread??

I wish the entire system buildout would happen:

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Old July 23rd, 2015, 02:25 PM   #58
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Buffalo is left behind as other upstate cities get new or improved train stations

New train stations are being built across upstate New York. Proponents hope it’s downtown Buffalo’s turn.

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Board an Amtrak train at the station near Albany, and you’ll pass through a comfortable waiting area with natural light streaming through tall windows in a building with a two-story clock tower.

In Schenectady, the next stop on the Empire Service line, travelers will benefit from a new $13 million, four-story depot with a public plaza, restaurant and museum scheduled to open in 2017.

Utica’s century-old Union Station has undergone $10 million restoration work since 2004.

Farther up the rail line in Rochester, a new $30 million train station – with a brick and stone facade and high arched windows – is also expected to open in 2017.

That’s also when a new $28 million station will open in Niagara Falls. ¶ Across New York, new train stations are being built or old ones refurbished along the 319 miles of track between Albany-Rensselaer and Niagara Falls – everywhere, it seems, except downtown Buffalo.

While the station in Depew received over $700,000 in 2012 for a new roof, waiting area, ticket counters and washrooms, noticeably absent in the spending spree is Buffalo’s tiny downtown station on Exchange Street, located in the shadows of an elevated highway.

That could change if local officials get their way.

The Brown administration and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. want a new underground station at Canalside, where two undeveloped acres sit north of the canal. A station there, officials say, would present a more attractive and safe environment for riders, tie into light rail, and expand the station’s capacity for riders.

“As you go across the state, there have been or are improvements in progress at all of the stations with the exception of Exchange Street,” said Bruce Becker, president of Empire State Passengers Association. “We are thrilled to know that local officials are interested in moving ahead with a new station for downtown Buffalo.”
Full article: http://www.buffalonews.com/city-regi...tions-20150723

Also, Utica has a very beautiful station as well that was tragically hit by a train the other day:

http://uticaod.com/article/20150722/...786/13406/NEWS
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So the NFTA study moved into Tier 3 10 days ago. I like the NF Blvd LRT option, I hope that's chosen.

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We're no longer advancing a Bailey Avenue BRT and have added an LRT alternative to Millersport Highway for further evaluation. This leaves us with LRT and BRT options on Niagara Falls Blvd. and Millersport Highway as well as Enhanced Bus and Preferential Bus.



Why?

Well, here's a summary of the comments that provided a basis for the change:

LRT is the preferred mode over BRT
Most commenters who favor LRT also favor the Niagara Falls Blvd. alignment - citing more opportunities for Transit Oriented Development as one of those reasons

LRT is perceived to have a faster travel time, fewer environmental impacts and more convenient with a one seat ride

BRT is perceived to be too slow, especially in mixed traffic

BRT alternatives moving forward should also have the technical feasibility to support an LRT investment in the future

Consideration should be given for project phasing

Connectivity to existing bus system, pedestrian and bicycle amenities is important

Important to improve transit service for the community, especially for the transit dependent populations
http://toamherst.nfta.com/2015/07/so...anges.html?m=0
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Who Knows Buffaboy, maybe one day the extensions will be built.
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