Niagara County will host two public meetings next week on proposed route changes to its Rural Transportation bus service, which is being renamed Connect Niagara.  The meetings will be August 2 in Lockport and August 4 in Niagara Falls. 

“Our Department of Public Works, in a tremendous partnership with the NFTA, has transformed the old Rural Transportation system into Connect Niagara which we believe will better serve our residents and hopefully encourage more ridership,” said Niagara County Legislator Wil Collins, Chairman of the Niagara County Legislature’s Infrastructure Committee.   

Niagara County Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal presented the new plan to the Legislature last month and is now seeking public comments on the plan.   

“Our goal is to provide a consistent and frequent bus schedule that ties directly into existing NFTA bus routes to complete a more comprehensive bus system across Niagara County,” said Meal.  “Riders will be able to use their ticket to transfer between the systems so we anticipate the integration being seamless.” 

The public meetings will he held: 

Lockport                                                                                                          Niagara Falls 

Tuesday, August 2nd                                                                                      Thursday, August 4th 

5 p.m.                                                                                                               6 p.m. 

Niagara County Courthouse                                                                        Niagara Falls City Council Chambers 

175 Hawley Street                                                                                         745 Main Street 

Lockport, NY                                                                                                   Niagara Falls, NY 

Meal said his team will do a short presentation on the proposed plan and then accept comments and questions.  That presentation can also be viewed here:  In addition, the public can view the proposed routes,-78.89214,9.856&public=true  and leave comments on that site. 

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