Moving Forward 2050


On May 11th, the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) Board approved an updated regional transportation plan, Moving Forward 2050

Moving Forward 2050 aims to use transportation investments to strengthen communities and focus growth where we already have infrastructure, create economic development, and support workforce access. The plan also looks at ways to improve mobility using technology, and aims to protect our natural environment by using sustainable materials and innovative design features.

Thank you to all who provided input on Moving Forward 2050.



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Paper copies of the draft are available at GBNRTC’s office:

438 Main St. Suite #503

Buffalo, New York 14202

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Moving Forward 2050 will build off of where we are today and look at where we are headed tomorrow so we can realize what we want for our collective future. So this is more than just a plan, and it’s about more than just transportation — it is a regional vision for Buffalo Niagara, a better way for us to be Moving Forward to 2050.

Features of the plan include:

  • A regional approach to “new mobility,” which uses technology and data to create an integrated and seamless transportation system

  • Preparing the region for autonomous, connected, shared and electric vehicles

  • Focused and frequent bus and light rail service

  • Addressing the needs of the region’s smaller cities, village centers, and rural communities

  • Enhancing the regional commuter and recreational cycle network

  • Improving cross-border connections for passengers and freight

  • New approaches to funding and partnerships


GBNRTC updates the regional plan every four years as a framework to prioritize and guide investments that will improve the region’s transportation system over the coming decades. Moving Forward 2050 builds of off One Region Forward, and was developed with input from local stakeholders as well as national subject matter experts.




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