Buffalo All Access: In and around BNMC, a new initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) under the ITS4US Deployment Program, will use technology to improve transportation options for all travelers in and around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC), regardless of ability, age, or income. The initiative aims to make it easier for people of all abilities to utilize public transit and access the many essential services and destinations on and around the medical campus.
Buffalo All Access will provide inclusive trip planning and travel options for the WNY community with a focus on the medical campus, Allentown, Fruit Belt, and Masten Park neighborhoods.
Buffalo All Access Key Tools and Services
Complete Trip Platform (CTP)
A mobile app, website, and call center for people to plan trips and receive en route navigation based on their unique needs and abilities.
Community Shuttle Service
An on-demand shuttle, integrated with the CTP, will circulate around the medical campus, Fruit Belt, and Masten Park area. Shuttles will include both human-operated and self-driving, with an onboard assistant (self-driving to take place on the medical campus).
Wayfinding technologies deployed outdoors on the medical campus and indoors (at VIA and Buffalo General Medical Center) to assist travelers needing support.
The Three Phases of Buffalo All Access
Enabling Indoor Navigation to Support Complete Trips
- November 1, 2023 at 2 pm
The Buffalo All Access project is led by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) in partnership with BNMC, the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC), the University at Buffalo (UB), City of Buffalo, Kaleida Health, Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center, VIA, Heart of the City Neighborhoods, and FruitBelt Coalition, Inc. aka Fruit of the City. Consultant partners on the project include ICF, RSG, ETCH, and the Open Doors Organization.
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