COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Coronavirus

Message from the Executive Director

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is committed to maintaining the kind of travel necessary to Western New York, and we are doing so in the safest possible manner. We are monitoring the COVID-19 crisis carefully and adjusting our services as recommended by federal and state health agencies - and by the needs of the community. Please let us know your concerns and your ideas. Contact the NFTA here. Thank you for your continued patience.

METRO'S RESPONSE

What we're doing to keep you safeMetro

Face-covering. Your nose and mouth must be covered in public, per the Governor’s order. This includes all Metro buses, rail cars, PAL vans and buildings. 

Face Coverings

Schedule Change. Sunday, June 21. Details on our Schedules page.

Essential travel only. Metro Bus and Rail continues to run regular service, but - please remember - New York State is under a travel restriction. Critical trips only. Staying home helps keep COVID-19 from spreading. Do not go out unless it is absolutely necessary.

Niagara Falls and Portage Road Transportation Centers are closed to aid social distancing. Bus service to both facilities continues as scheduled.

Metro Bus and Rail resumes fare collection on Monday, June 29. Please enter through the front door and exit through the rear doors. Those who have special needs or mobility issues may still use front doors exclusively. April Monthly passes are valid through July, 2020.

Metro Bus and Rail has greatly increased cleaning schedules. Buses, rail cars, rail stations and other locations are now subject to deep-cleaning. 

AVIATION'S RESPONSE

BNIANFIA

The Airport is operating as normal and will continue to do so under the guidance of the CDC and the New York State Health Department. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 crisis.

BNIA Clean

Buffalo Niagara International Airport custodian cleans seats at the Airport Terminal, in Buffalo on
March 16. (Helen Tederous/NFTA)

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

In the meantime, we would like to share with the general public, recommendations from the CDC:

Wash Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid Touching your eyes Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home if your are sick Stay home when you are sick.
Cover you cough or sneeze Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Individuals who are experiencing symptoms and may have traveled to areas of concern or have been in contact with somebody who has traveled to these areas should call ahead to their healthcare provider before presenting for treatment.

 

KEEP INFORMED

If you have additional questions, you can obtain the latest information from the CDC and other resources shown below.

CDC

CDC Website
CDC Coronavirus Resources

 

NYS DOH

NYS DOH Website

 

Erie County DOH

Erie County DOH Website

 

Niagara County DOH

Niagara County DOH Website

 

TSA

TSA Website



Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

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