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Transit and the Environment: Public Meeting


Quarterly Meeting:
The Importance of Transit for Meeting US Target Greenhouse
Gas Reductions and Ongoing Efforts to Meet Those Targets

Free and Open to All
Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Central Library
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

On Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) hosts a quarterly meeting featuring Bonnie Lange Lawrence, Deputy Commissioner, Erie County Dept. of Environment and Planning; Doug Funke, President, Citizens for Regional Transit; and Gary Bennett, Business Development Manager, Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA).

Bonnie Lawrence will present Erie County’s plans, work and progress in meeting US target reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with emphasis on the role of the transportation sector for meeting those goals.

Doug Funke will present a summary of environmental benefits of using transit. He will also summarize the results of CRT’s petitions for a transit revolution (extend light rail per original plan, achieve multimodal connectivity, and establish sustainable funding for transit, including a proposed additional 1/8% of the Erie County sales tax for transit).

Gary Bennett will present the NFTA’s Corporate Pass Program, designed to make public transit more affordable, increase transit ridership, reduce VMT, vehicle pollution, and traffic congestion.

Join CRT on Thursday, October 18, to learn more about local efforts to reduce transportation-induced greenhouse gas emissions by expanding transit.

For more information please contact: Doug Funke (President, Citizens for Regional Transit) at 716-440-1291.

Citizens for Regional Transit (the Citizens’ Regional Transit Corporation) is committed to creating a broad base of support for the improvement and expansion of bus and rail transit for all citizens of the Niagara Frontier.

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