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.
View or Print the Regional Transportation Plan by Chapter
Chapter 1: A New Way of Planning for Transportation
Chapter 2: Where We Are Today
Chapter 3: Our Transportation System
Chapter 5: Strategies to Move Us Forward (Part A)
Chapter 5: Strategies to Move Us Forward (Part B)
Chapter 6: The Impacts of Moving Forward
If you have any questions or comments please contact MovingForward2050@gbnrtc.org
Paper copies of the draft are available at GBNRTC’s office:
438 Main St. Suite #503
Buffalo, New York 14202
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.