Public Notice:

2020 - 2024 Transporation Improvement Program Amendment #1

4 New Transportation Projects in Buffalo Niagara

The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Erie and Niagara Counties, is proposing to amend the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by adding the following four (4) new projects:


1. NFTA Electric Bus Deployment Program

Project Identification Number (PIN) 582478

a. This is a new NFTA project

b. The NFTA has committed to further diversifying its Metro Bus fleet to include electric bus technology. As part of this effort, the NFTA will upgrade its Cold Spring Bus Maintenance Facility to support electric bus charging operations. This facility lacks the necessary infrastructure, including charging stations, control panels, and electrical equipment required to charge battery-powered buses

c. The total cost of the project is approximately $6,697,000, which includes $2,500,000 in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5339(c) Low or No Emission Bus Program funding and $4,197,000 in NFTA local funding. Fiscal constraint will be Fiscal constraint will be maintained as this is new funding to the region.

d. The let date is scheduled for 1/15/21


2. Canalway Trail & Hopkins Road Trail

PIN 576263

a. This Miscellaneous project should have been a carryover from the 2017-2021 TIP but was not included due to a clerical oversight

b. Project Cost is $256K (Federal National Recreational Trails Program + Match)

c. Let Date is 4/1/20


3. Shoreline Trail Enhancements

PIN 576264

a. This Miscellaneous project should have been a carryover from the 2017-2021 TIP but was not included due to a clerical oversight

b. Project includes trail widening and installation of benches, landscaping, interpretive signage, mileage markers, and bike repair stations from Niawanda Park To Aqua Lane Park

c. Project Cost is $782K (Federal National Recreational Trails Program + Match)

d. Let Date is 4/1/20


4. South Grand Island Bridge Maintenance Cleaning for Steel Preservation – 2020

PIN 505113

a. This is a new Thruway project

b. Maintenance cleaning of steel surfaces to extend life and maintain state of good repair

c. Project Cost is $400K (Federal NHPP + Match)

d. Let Date is 2/12/21

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Public comments will be received until August 27 for PINs 576263, 576264 and 505113 and September 6, 2019 for PIN 582478 at staff@gbnrtc.org; in writing to GBNRTC Executive Director, 438 Main Street; Suite 503; Buffalo, NY 14202; or 716-856-2026.


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