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CRT will unveil petition for Improved Transportation Initiatives

Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) will be hosting its annual meeting on Wednesday, January 20, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. At the meeting, CRT will unveil a petition calling for improved regional transportation initiatives. Community members have been waiting far too long to make relatively meager advancements in the realm of WNY transportation options.

From a city without Uber to a Light Rail that stretches the length of Main Street, citizens are calling for enhancements that will bring conveniences that many other cities take for granted. With an increase in Metro Rail ridership, and various urban neighborhoods in need of connectivity, there is no better time than now to demand that The City spells out its short and longterm intentions regarding the Belt Line, Light Rail extensions, and various other increased transportation measures.

The petition addresses each of the following:

(1) Extensions of Metro Rail along the highest-demand corridors

(2) Intermodal connectivity to air and inter-city rail

(3) Establishment of long-term sustainable transit funding

Keynote speaker at the event will be Kelly Dixon from the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council. She will discuss the findings of One Region Forward, which has identified transportation needs in the community. CRT President Doug Funke will comment on CRT’s accomplishments and it’s plans for the new year.

CRT Annual Meeting
One Region “Riding” Forward
Free and Open to All
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
United Way 742 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

 

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