By: Ricardo Fajardo
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) is currently in the process of assessing transit options at both ends of the Metro Rail. The system has served Buffalo along its 6.4 mile route since its completion in the mid-1980s. This line has remained relatively unchanged for 30 years.
However, the economic and transportation needs of the city and region have evolved in recent years. Growth and development in the Canalside and Cobblestone districts have brought many more people to the southern end of Metro Rail, and with additional development planned, the popularity of these areas will likely continue to increase.
Of the many tips that have helped me grow in my career, there are three that stand out:
- Have an ethic of service to others.
- Pursue your passions.
- Persevere through tough times.
After graduating from the University at Buffalo, I served as a Buffalo AmeriCorps member through the Corporation for National and Community Service at The Belle Center. Service to others is a passion of mine and through serving the community, I worked my way up from a volunteer to a senior level position doing marketing and operations.
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