Friday, January 27, 2012

Letter to the editor- NFTA raising fares

I couldn't agree more with this letter writer from Cheektowaga. Donna Dusczak aptly points out that one of the signs of a great city is it's transportation system. If that's the case, Buffalo has it's work cut out for it. The NFTA seems completely out of touch with the needs of it's customers. They are also not held accountable to anyone. Dusczak offers some sound suggestions including cutting salaries at the top, using smaller buses for lighter routes, and lowering the fares to attract more customers. You mean running it like an actual business? What a novel idea...

Reduce NFTA salaries instead of hiking fares

I read the front-page News story “The buck stops here,” which pertained to the City of Rochester and how it compared to the City of Buffalo’s Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

The NFTA should be ashamed of itself. It needs to cut all administrative salaries by at least 10 percent; send out smaller buses for lighter routes; and lower the fares, not increase them. By raising fares and cutting routes, the NFTA is preventing people from getting to jobs, thereby hindering job growth.

It has been said that one of the signs of a great city is its transportation system. Need I say more?

Donna M. Duszczak



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