Funding Secured by State could Help Save Bus Routes and Paratransit Lines in Jeopardy of being cut
State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today is encouraging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to apply for a transportation grant program that would help keep fixed bus routes and Paratransit services from being cut.
Plan to Discontinue Bus Routes Would Have Adverse Effect on Paratransit System
State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today is urging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to reconsider its proposed plan to discontinue some of its fixed bus routes, which would consequently impact its Paratransit service.
The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.
Co-Chairman of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Sen. Rob Ortt has announced one of the several open forums will take place at Niagara University on May 7. There, he and a panel of speakers will hear gather ideas from the public in order to strengthen legislation on the growing problem. Read more about the forum from The Buffalo News.
Non-profit organization WNYHeroes stopped by Sen. Ortt’s office to talk about some of its successful programs, including the “Pawsitive for Heroes” program where service dogs help veterans cope with PTSD, or any related mental health illness.
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, New York State Senators Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda), Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean), Rich Funke (R,C,I – Fairport), and Thomas Croci (R – Sayville) today announced that they succeeded in securing an additional $4.6 million in funding in the 2015-16 state budget to help victims of rape and sexual violence.
The Senators led a bipartisan group of members from the Republican and Independent Democratic Conferences in efforts to secure a total of nearly $6.5 million in state funding for rape crisis services for victims and programs that prevent sexual assault.
As part of the 11th annual USA Disabled Hockey Festival, State Senator Rob Ortt helped to kick off one of the games by dropping the puck onto the ice. The event honors our heroes and is organized by the Sled Hockey Foundation. The four day festival is reportedly the largest disabled hockey event of its kind in the world with more than 1,000 athletes from around the country playing a total of 147 games. Read more about the event and watch the news clip on TWCNews and WGRZ.
State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) said this year’s state budget will assist those facing mental illness and disabilities. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Ortt said issues raised by individuals, families, and advocacy groups were central to his approach to the budget.
Senator Ortt took time Saturday to listen to the needs of the disabled community at Independent Living of Niagara County. He was able to see first-hand the many empowered individuals living fulfilling, independent lives.
The Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter received a state grant of an unprecedented amount - $50 million over the next two years. The organization's executive director Leilani Pelletier (right) wanted to formally thank Senator Ortt at a press conference Friday.
ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) proudly announced that the new State Budget for 2015-16 will include almost $5 million dollars in critical funding that will help hold the line on taxes in Dutchess County and support critical services for our some of our most vulnerable citizens.