Section 5311

Consolidated Grant Assistance Project

Public Notice

Public comments will be accepted through April 4, 2017.

Public notice is hereby made that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) is applying for federal financial assistance to provide public transportation.  The NFTA will provide fixed-route bus service operating outside of the urbanized boundary of the Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area in Erie and Niagara counties as determined by the US Census for the period of 1/01/17 to 12/31/18.  The service will be provided on segments of the following routes:


44 – Lockport
64 – Lockport Express
69 - Alden
70 – East Aurora
76 - Lotus Bay


The transportation service will be available to the general public during all hours of operation.  The project is expected to be financed by FTA Section 5311 Rural Program public transportation funds, with additional funds to be provided from the State of New York Transportation Operating Assistance (STOA), dedicated transportation funding from the County of Erie and farebox revenue.  The total federal share is expected to be $74,500 in 2017 and $77,000 in 2018.

Comments on the proposed project are invited from the general public, private bus and taxi companies, other public transportation providers and human service agencies.  Interested parties may comment on the project or obtain more details about the project by writing to:

Nancy A. Peters, Sr. Grants Specialist
181 Ellicott St.
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 855-7253


Public comments will be accepted through April 4, 2017.

Human service agencies that receive assistance from other Federal agencies for non-emergency transportation services are encouraged to participate and coordinate with the provider in the planning, design and delivery of transportation services.  Agencies may obtain copies of the service description and submit proposals for service coordination.  Private bus and taxi operators may request copies of the project service description from the above named person and may submit comments on the service as described.

If you wish to comment on any aspect of the proposed project, submit a proposal or a request for service coordination or request a public hearing on this project, you must make your interest known in writing within fifteen calendar days (by April 4th, 2017) of the date of this publication and provide your comments within fifteen calendar days of your receipt of the project service description.  Your requests and/or comments must be forwarded to the above person.