DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (Draft EIS)COMMENT PERIOD
The public comment period for the Draft EIS is now closed. The NFTA will incorporate and address comments received from the public, agencies, and stakeholders during the 60-day comment period, as well as the analysis presented in the Draft EIS, to prepare a Final EIS. The Final EIS is scheduled to be released this summer, followed by a Findings Statement in the fall.
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