Local NFTA response to NYC explosion

NFTA Boosting Patrols Starting Monday

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In response to the explosion in New York City Saturday that left 29 injured, the NFTA has increased security for Western New York set to be put in action Monday. 

Doug Hartmayer, NFTA Director of Public Affairs, said there is no credible threat to the Buffalo-Niagara area, but police patrols will be boosted along transportation routes as a precaution. 

"The NFTA is making this decision on its own and the agency has not received any type of statewide directive from authorities for transportation agencies to boost patrols," Hartmayer said. "Commuters can expect to see more officers and more K9 units. More undercover officers who will be out as well." 
Hartmayer said additional law enforcement will be added to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the Niagara Falls International Airport, along the MetroRail and at the NFTA's bus terminal in downtown Buffalo. 
He added commuters and flyers could see the additional patrols for the rest of the week. 
"We'll see how the situation unfolds and what the investigation in New York City brings to light," he said. 


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