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Airport Travel Update - NFTA's Doug Hartmayer

Mar 15, 2017|

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Let's get an airport update with respect to the storm Doug Hart Meir is joining us the public affairs director with the Niagara frontier transportation authority Doug good morning. Good morning how are things going on at the airport. Well world we're open and operating. Which we have done the entire round duration of the storm. But as you can see from Mara departures and arrivals board there's quite a few cancellations even until today. So we have had lights are arriving last night that we have had some departures and arrivals today. They are somewhat few and far between so there's more cancellations at this point in time then there are. You know activity. That's primarily due to seasonal conditions in other areas that are acting. The service and our. Now how what's strange is it for you we spends a lot of time and at airports to see. The images and everything so empty in there over the last couple days. Well somewhat surreal Michael. Certainly isn't that way normally especially with the basketball tournament not starting tomorrow that would open a lot of hustle bustle a lot of people coming in and so on so he it's an atypical situation it was a little bit. Here you if you will. You know a lot of fans will be arriving later today. And they hope right these things should improve later on down to thank. That's my education from what I'm hearing from our superintendent of the airfield and whose constant communication. With the Weather Bureau that things should be lightening up hopefully later on today. But again our airport runways are open and operating so. All the old planes can get out from where they're coming from we can accept them here in buffalo. Okay but a busy week for use so as soon as the snow dies down and things get. Picks back up at the airport. You're now looking downtown at the NCAA tournament and everything that's going on down there should be a busy few days. For metro rail riders. Did you see the last couple times the tournament. Was down in buffalo to a lot of people who are. Coming from out of town utilize the match for a. Well they do especially. You know but he the visitors that are staying in the downtown Cold War. In that free fair zone you know stating that those hotels let downtown area in simply jumping on. Idiot church street a lot he had a ball plaza and then taking the train the short distance down to the key banks under we all told the day. The great up talked I'm sorry I mean uptick at our university and park and ride. Locations which is where you can park for free via over between the two locations over a thousand parking spaces available. Again when you can park for free agent on the train and and c'mon down right to the front door literally up to keep thanks senator. And one thing to note that on on Saturday. Or metro rail all of the underground stations well will be free though we know there. Courtesy of course like and there are drink responsible programs so because park for free on Saturday and any actually the either one of the parking right. And jump on natural oil and come on down the game that and that pertains to Saturday only. Bears do applying on Thursday. Yeah now I mean. With the snow and the number of people that are coming in a town that's probably your best bet anyway right. Well we're probably gonna lose you know no matter how industrious you know they operators are downtown cleaning up those lobster probably gonna lose accused bases just a it but the stalled somewhere. So again I think it's somewhat. Convenient. And so buoyed some congestion downtown and the looking for a place to park. You're coming from when you when north found out that way. Utilize the of the creek park rides a university and salad chick metro rail little it takes about 2122 minutes. Completely the one way trip right to the front door to keep excimer. How what can you tell us abound and an FTA bus that might have crashed into weights hole boots. Overnights understand that there weren't any injuries but are you able to give us an update give us an idea what happened there. Yeah last night at around 11 PM. The north Grand Island bridge the bus was coming into an easy pass lane and duties and I see. Wrote conditions. Slid into the told both understand that some minor damages to that you keep your point there were no passengers on the bus that was only property damage only. Our age and we're just hearing now about another incident this is involving an SUV crashing into the tolls on I ninety west at the Williams Phil told barrier. It it's a slick morning hey Doug were ready to join us this morning thank you. It's always my pleasure thank you are dug heart Meyer with the NF TA.