Improve Transit Access to and Around BNMC

Provide accessible, reliable, and safe transit options for travelers with disabilities and other needs.

Use Technology to Address Transportation Challenges

Integrate tools and services for accessible, streamlined travel.

Develop a Scalable Model

Examine transportation accessibility issues and universal design through technology projects.


Our Mission

The BuffALLAll Access Complete Trip Deployment project aims to ensure that transit in and around BNMC is accessible for all travelers, especially those with disabilities, older adults, and low-income individuals, among others. With funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation and support from partners, this project will use technology and resources to increase transportation options and ease traffic congestion for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus’s (BNMC) approximately 16,000 employees and 1.5 million visitors each year.

Location

BuffALLAll Access will provide accessible transportation options, connecting community members to BNMC and the surrounding neighborhoods of Allentown, Fruit Belt, and Masten Park.

BuffALLAll Access Key Tools and Services

Complete Trip Platform (CTP)

This trip-planning platform will have accessibility settings and en route navigation so users can customize for their travel needs across the Buffalo region.

Community Shuttle Service

A shuttle service, which will be integrated with the CTP, will circulate around the BNMC campus and Fruit Belt area. Shuttles will be human-operated or self-driving (with an onboard assistant).

Smart Infrastructure

Travel infrastructure will be upgraded with smart digital features and information technologies to improve mobility and wayfinding for travelers who need support.

The Three Phases of BuffALLAll Access

Phase 1. Concept Development

February 2021–April 2022

Phase 2. Design & Testing

Up to 24 months

Phase 3. Operation & Evaluation

At least 18 months

Partners

The BuffALLAll Access project is led by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) in partnership with the BNMC and University at Buffalo (UB), with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).

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BuffALLAll Access News

$41 Million in Awards for Innovative Technologies

USDOT announces more than $41 million in awards for innovative technologies to improve transportation mobility and access for persons with disabilities.

UB, Partners Receive $8.2 Million to Help Vulnerable Populations With Transportation Issues

Researchers will utilize UB’s driverless electric shuttle to study how to improve transportation in and around the BNMC.

BNMC & Partners Awarded up to $8.2 Million to Improve Transportation Access

USDOT has selected the BNMC as one of five U.S. locations to pilot the BuffALLo All Access Complete Trip Deployment program.

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