NFTA Considers Route Cuts, Fare Hike to Close Gap

January 30, 2012 Updated Jan 31, 2012 at 12:42 AM EDT

By John Borsa

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January 30, 2012 Updated Jan 31, 2012 at 12:42 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority could consider raising rates, cutting routes or a combination of both when it addresses a $15 million budget gap at a meeting next month.

Riders are getting their chance to discuss the issue at four public meetings this week, the first of which is Monday night.

Hearing schedule:

Jan. 30 ECC North Campus
Bldg. B, Bretschger Hall, Room 401 - 6 p.m.

Jan. 31 Niagara Falls City Hall
Chambers - 6 p.m.

Feb. 1 Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Auditorium - Noon and 6 p.m.

Feb. 2 ECC South Campus
Building #5 Cafeteria - 6 p.m.