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Public Meeting: Shelters, Stops and Transit Center on Niagara Street

On October 22, 2014, the NFTA will be hosting public meeting to present draft recommendations for future bus shelters and stops on Niagara Street, from Elmwood to Ontario Street.

This might be a good time to address an issue that we have posed on BRO a number of times. When I look at the new design for the bus shelter, the one glaring omission is a built-in garbage receptacle.

Bus shelters are a place where people gather for durations of time, and eat food, drink coffee and soda, chew gum… all before boarding the bus. The wrappers, cans and bags that are left behind is unsightly and the mess is rarely addressed. I believe that it’s a good time for the NFTA to finally face up to the fact that these shelters, used by its customers, need a garbage and litter program that will solve this issue that impacts neighborhoods all over the city.

Maybe Niagara Street could be the benefactor of a new system – a partnership between the NFTA and the City of Buffalo, to keep our streets and our neighborhoods clean. Then, the program could be expanded to other streets in years to come.

The public meeting will also concentrate on the design features of the new transit center to be located at Niagara and Ontario streets.

Meeting to be held at the Riverside Institute of Technology – 51 Ontario Street – October 22, 2014 – 6-8pm

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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