The push has intensified to get more Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus workers to use public transit to get to their jobs on the 120-acre campus.
BNMC Inc. is offering a free monthly transit pass during November, December or January to new employees on the campus or those that drive to work alone and want to try public transit to get to work on the campus. A newly redone Allen Medical Metro Rail station is open, with a stop inside the new University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Main and Allen streets.
BNMC Inc., which oversees services on the campus, has long promoted that campus employees take public transit, ride bicycles or carpool to work. More than 17,000 people are projected to work on the campus in the years ahead. The renewed transit push comes as new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital at 818 Ellicott St. opened last week and UB's medical school will open to students Jan. 8.
Those interested in trying public transit are asked to complete a short survey. Eligible participants must work on the campus and not already use public transportation as their primary way to work.
Passes may be picked up at the front desk of the Innovation Center at 640 Ellicott St. between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. For more information on the program for a free monthly transit pass, go to bnmc.org/trytransit.