Niagara County to Hold Public Meetings on New Rural Transportation Bus Routes

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                                                                                        45 Main Street

Lockport, NY                                                                                                  Niagara Falls, NY


Meal said he 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.