Leader Stewart-Cousins Speaking at the NFTA Press Conference

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins visited Senator Kennedy in Buffalo on Sunday, April 12th to experience the challenges and opportunities facing Buffalo and Western New York. During her visit, Senator Kennedy highlighted the exciting progress happening throughout the area, especially along the waterfront and at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and detailed the challenges that remain ahead. One of those challenges is ensuring the NFTA receives increased support from the state, so that region’s resurgence is not slowed down by a struggling transit system.

“There has been no stronger advocate and ally for increased funding to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) in the State Senate than Senator Tim Kennedy,” Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said. “Senator Kennedy fought to ensure that more funds were allocated to NFTA in the 2014-2015 State Budget, and he is continuing the fight to ensure this critical transit authority has the funds it needs to excel in its core mission. I thank Senator Kennedy for his leadership on this issue and for his efforts to explain these concerns to his colleagues, and I look forward to working with him to ensure NFTA, and the greater Western New York region, receive the state aid they require to grow and prosper.”

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