For Immediate Release

September 26, 2017

FINAL WORKSHOP SCHEDULED TO PLAN FOR FUTURE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AROUND SIX METRO RAIL STATIONS

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) is encouraging the community to explore ways to encourage Transit-Oriented Development along the existing Metro Rail line in the City of Buffalo as well as proposed Metro Rail extension to the Northtowns.

Transit-Oriented Development is expected to generate $1.7 billion in new development along the Metro Rail corridor; Continued public input is essential to the discussion and will help shape the community’s approach to Transit-Oriented Development. Community members are encouraged to attend a workshop focused on the neighborhood planning around 6 Metro Rail Stations – 2 proposed stations in Amherst (Audubon, near Sylvan Pkwy, and Boulevard Mall), 3 existing stations in Buffalo (LaSalle, Utica, and Summer-Best), and 1 proposed station in Buffalo (DL&W Terminal). Workshop dates are Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6-8pm at UB Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, New York, or Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6-8pm at the Weinberg Campus- 2nd floor lounge of the Meadows Apartment, 2650 N. Forest Road, Amherst, New York.

Media Contact

Hal Morse, Executive Director

GBNRTC

(716) 856-2026