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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n7 (02/16/2012) » Section: Week in Review

The NFTA Speaks

Faced with a nearly $15 million dollar budget shortfall, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority decided initially to pursue a drastic reduction in bus and train service that would greatly hamper what is a highly rated and well-used—especially in Buffalo—public transit system. Since the NFTA made its reduction proposal public, it has found itself at the center of a storm of criticism from lawmakers, local media outlets, and a public who suspect that the authority is being managed ineffectively.

Odds & Ends

• Today (Thursday, Februrary 16), there will be a public hearing in Buffalo Common Council chambers on the proposed reapportionment plan for state legislative districts, which will likely be settled in the courts. Inconveniently for the public, it takes place at 10:30am.

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

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