The NFTA recently announced plans to cut up to 25 percent of its
service routes by this spring. Facing a deficit of over $15 million, the
NFTA announced the planned service cuts, and local and regional
representatives, organizations and members of the public have expressed
indignation at the drastic reduction of services that will undoubtedly
have a negative effect on the daily lives of the people of Buffalo and
Western New York.

On Thursday January 12th 2012, New York State Assemblyman Sean
Ryan will hold a public meeting to hear from the public regarding the
recently announced NFTA budget and service cuts.

“These proposed service cuts could drastically affect people’s ability
to get to and from work and many other places they need to get to on a
daily basis,” said Assemblyman Ryan. “I look forward to hearing from
my constituents about the impact these proposed cuts would have on
them and their families.”

All members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend. For
more information, please contact Assemblyman Ryan’s Buffalo office at
716.885.9630.

DATE: January 12, 2012

TIME: 6pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION: Crane Branch Library
633 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

There is more you can do:

1. Sign a petition: Stand Up for Transit!

2. Speak Out!

The NFTA will hold five public hearings to solicit comments regarding the
budget process:

• 6 P.M. JAN. 30: Erie Community College North Campus, Building B,
Bretschger Hall, Room 401.

• 6 P.M. JAN. 31: Niagara Falls City Hall

• NOON AND 6 P.M. FEB. 1: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
auditorium

• 6 P.M. FEB. 2: ECC South Campus, Building No. 5 cafeteria

3. Public comments can also be emailed to planning@nfta.com or sent in writing to
the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, 181 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY
14201. Letters should be addressed to the attention of the Service Planning
Department. All comments must be received by Feb. 2.

Over 80% of people who use NFTA use it to get to work, and most of those people don’t own a car.

Let’s work together to stand up for public transit in Buffalo
and Western New York. Come to a public hearing, sign the petition and let your voice be
heard!

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