Is it time to extend Metro Rail? The Niagara Frontier Transportation authority is asking that question in a new way, with new commitment. We’re moving forward with an environmental review and developing concepts that will generate the greatest positive impact in our community. This is home for Metro Rail Expansion news. It is the best way to stay informed and get involved.
Building on previous NFTA studies, including Metro’s Alternative Analysis and the Transit Oriented Development Study, we are now focusing on ways to extend Metro Rail beyond University Station. Rail expansion could run along Bailey Road to Eggert Road, or along Kenmore Avenue and Niagara Falls Boulevard. The new tracks could lead to the interchange of the I-990 and Audubon Parkway. This decision is up next and will be made soon.
At the same time, the NFTA is completing an environmental review. This part of the process complies with both the National Environmental Policy Act and the New York State Environmental Quality Act. It is also a good idea for the whole community. Metro Rail is one the most environmentally friendly ways to get around the region. We are committed to keeping - or increasing - that standing.
Metro Rail Expansion could establish ten new stations, each serving an important place in our community, and increasing everyone’s access to jobs, school, shopping, entertainment and health care. Please explore the rest of this site. Let us show you what Metro Rail can really do.
Federal Transit Administration
New York State Department of Transportation
Town of Tonawanda
Town of Amherst
City of Buffalo
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York