NFTA Officials Headed to Albany to Seek Budget Help

11:20 PM, Feb 11, 2012   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY -- Officials from the NFTA plan to travel to Albany Monday and meet with local state lawmakers to request assistance with their budget gap.

The NFTA is requesting additional state transit operating assistance, access to eight additional megawatts of low-cost power from NYPA and that its $2.75 FYE 2008 NYS dedicated transit funding application be approved so they can improve and modernize the transit system.

Kimberley A. Minkel, Executive Director of the NFTA says, "It is our intention to meet with each member of our delegation so we can show them how converging fiscal constraints outside the authority's control are causing our budget deficit.  We will make the case for additional monies on behalf of our thousands of customers who are going to be adversely impacted by the deficit."

The NFTA needs to close a $7.1 million funding gap in its 2012-2013 budget.

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