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The Delavan Metro Rail station is closed Thursday while automobile traffic in the area of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue has been disrupted due to an overnight water main break near Canisius College. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced Thursday morning that the NFTA Delavan Station was closed and that trains are running from University Station to H…

Cheektowaga

A Southwest Airlines plane was diverted and made an emergency landing early Wednesday morning at Buffalo Niagara International Airport before heading on to its destination, according to the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority. Southwest flight No. 1291 from Chicago to Providence, R.I., was diverted to Buffalo Niagara at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday due to reports of smoke in the…

Buffalo

Workers are installing the new track bed in the southeast portion of lower Main Street and preparing to put in the new rails as part of the effort to restore car traffic to the key downtown artery. Debra Chernoff, manager of planning for Buffalo Place, said the new rails were delivered to the site at Main and Scott streets and are "ready to go in when they're done level…

Crime

A transit officer for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority was injured Thursday after his patrol vehicle crashed into a building at Main and Best streets, according to NFTA Police Chief George W. Gast. Gast said the accident happened at about 5:15 p.m., when the officer, whose name was not released Thursday, was responding to a report of a domestic incident at …

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No one was injured when a plane departing from Buffalo Niagara International Airport struck a jet bridge Wednesday morning, according to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. An NFTA official said "it appears the strong winds were a factor." A 59 mph wind was recorded early this morning at the airport. Officials said United flight No. 1442 was set for dep…

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An airplane landed without incident under an Alert 2 at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Thursday afternoon. "The aircraft has landed safely," Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority police tweeted. The NFTA said the alert was called at 11:15 a.m. after a Learjet 60 experienced gear door issues. The plane, which had departed from Buffalo for Fort Lauderdal…

Business

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Thursday selected a Rochester-based construction management firm to oversee a $52.6 million expansion project at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The Pike Company Inc., whose Buffalo office is led by Tim Vaeth, will manage the project that includes the addition of two buildings with 54,000 square feet of space, as well…

Buffalo

Construction crews are removing the extra two Metro Rail station shelters at Canalside, as part of the plan to restore car traffic to that portion of Main Street, now that the workers and utility companies have completed their excavation of test pits to identify where underground utility connections are. The Canalside station has long had double stops on each side of th…

Buffalo

Imagine leaving your Buffalo apartment in the morning, going downstairs, grabbing a bite to eat and a coffee, and then getting right on a Metro Rail train to your job downtown – all without ever going outside. It could happen. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority wants to redevelop all its train stations in the city north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campu…

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will receive $9 million dedicated to improvements to its Metro Rail system, as part of the newly approved state budget. Assemblyman Sean M. Ryan has called for funding to address the capital needs of Metro Rail's aging infrastructure. The NFTA is the only upstate transportation system that runs trains in addition to buses an…

Amherst

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has added to its real estate holdings at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The NFTA late last month acquired the former site of an auto repair shop located right next to the airport, after the owner of the longtime business closed down late last year. The agency paid $850,000 to Jeffrey D. Wetzel for the one-acre pr…

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After conceding to pay a part of health insurance costs, unionized transit workers of Metro Bus and Rail are looking at potentially receiving their first pay raise in eight years. The more than 1,000 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1342 on Tuesday ratified an 11-year agreement with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority that, to start, includes an 11 p…

A man wanted in connection with a May 13 stabbing outside the downtown Bus Terminal turned himself in to transit police Wednesday. John Moore Jr., 23, was charged with first degree assault, according to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Additional details about the incident were not available Wednesday.

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B.J. Stasio has cerebral palsy and is in a motorized wheelchair. He depends on specialized public transportation to get him from his job in West Seneca back to his home in North Buffalo. That ride home on Thursday took him 3 1/2 hours after he said the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's Paratransit service "forgot to stop" at the Southgate Plaza, leaving him wa…