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Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
181 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

716-855-7230
Web site


Public Transportation Coverage - Bus Transport

The following map illustrates those areas of Buffalo that have easy access to public transportation. Easy access is defined as no more than a one-half mile walk from a bus route. Bus stop information is ignored. In cases of overlapping transit authorities, the transit system in review is shown in light purple and all other transit systems are shown in yellow. Source: Federal Transit Administration and Synergos Technologies, Inc.


Selected Public Transportation Stats

The following tables and charts give a financial and operations overview of the public transportation network in Buffalo. Source: Federal Transit Administration - National Transit Database (1996-1998) and Synergos Technologies, Inc.

System Wide Information





General Information

Service Area Statistics
 Square Miles
 Population

Service Consumption
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips
 Average Saturday Unlinked Trips
 Average Sunday Unlinked Trips

Service Supplied
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Veh. Available for Max. Service
 Veh. Operated in Max. Service
 Base Period Requirement

Financial Information

Fare Revenues Earned
 Directly Operated
 Purchased Transportation
   Total Fare Revenues Earned

Sources of 
Operating Funds Expended
 Passenger Fares
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
 Other Funds
   Total Operating Funds Expended

Summary of Operating Expenses
 Salaries, Wages and Benefits
 Materials and Supplies
 Purchased Transportation *
 Other Operating Expenses
   Total Operating Expenses

 Reconciling Cash Expenditures

Sources of Capital Funds
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
   Total Sources

Uses of Capital Funds
 Rolling Stock
 Facilites and Other
   Total Uses



1997


1,575
1,182,165


78,249,922
26,129,523
90,698
39,493
16,610


8,930,136
808,101
367
309
124




21,718,253
0
21,718,253



21,718,253
21,763,546
16,804,374
5,371,357
830,545
66,488,075


47,123,074
5,962,563
0
10,196,025
63,281,662

3,206,413


1,742,792
1,959,214
14,576,690
18,278,696


9,403,263
8,875,433
18,278,696



1998


1,575
1,182,165


80,667,114
27,013,002
94,691
38,567
15,817


9,049,795
827,074
374
315
124




21,671,699
14,028
21,685,727



21,685,727
23,661,179
17,032,471
5,039,317
900,563
68,319,257


46,550,021
5,706,771
83,136
12,649,485
64,989,413

3,329,844


450,131
450,132
3,601,052
4,501,315


281,579
4,219,736
4,501,315
Change
Over
Prior Yr



0
0


2,417,192
883,479
3,993
(926)
(793)


119,659
18,973
7
6
0




(46,554)
14,028
(32,526)



(32,526)
1,897,633
228,097
(332,040)
70,018
1,831,182


(573,053)
(255,792)
83,136
2,453,460
1,707,751

123,431


(1,292,661)
(1,509,082)
(10,975,638)
(13,777,381)


(9,121,684)
(4,655,697)
(13,777,381)




   






Mode of Transportation Breakout Information

Bus
Light
Rail
Demand
Response
 Operating Expense
 Capital Funding
   Rolling Stock
   Facilites and Other
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips

 Fixed Guideway Directional Route Miles

 Vehicles Available for Maximum Service
 Vehicles Operated in Maximum Service
   Directly Operated
   Purchased Transportation

 Average Fleet Age in Years
 Peak to Base Ratio
 Percent Spares

 Safety
   Incidents
   Injuries
   Fatalities

Performance Measures

Service Efficiency
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Hour

Cost Effectiveness
 Operating Expense per Passenger Mile
 Operating Expense per Unlinked Passenger Trip

Service Effectiveness
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Hour

$50,214,299
4,286,076
281,579
4,004,497
64,078,566
7,830,458
732,028
19,765,737
69,550

.0

322
267
267
0

6.2
2.4
21%


228
245
0




6.41
68.60


0.78
2.54


2.52
27.00

$13,974,723
215,239
0
215,239
16,261,924
892,713
74,165
7,213,821
25,018

12.4

27
23
23
0

13.9
1.9
17%


52
52
0




15.65
188.43


0.86
1.94


8.08
97.27

$800,391
0
0
0
326,624
326,624
20,881
33,444
123

.0

25
25
18
7

3.2
.0
%


3
3
0




2.45
38.33


2.45
23.93


0.10
1.60



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