Metro bus with bike on rack.

#35 Sheridan Metro bus services CFA, Alumni Arena and Flint Loop to Blvd Mall, Sheridan Dr, and the Balck Rock transit center.

The commuter program is a negotiated benefit program sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and administered by WageWorks, Inc. The PSS has tailored a description of this program for the Buffalo/Niagara region.



Join those who simply don't have to park their cars. Take public transportation to work. You'll save money and help UB reduce its huge carbon footprint.

As a result of union collective bargaining, State of New York and Research Foundation employees are eligible to take advantage of a special federal program that allows us to purchase public transportation using pre-tax dollars. For most of us, that amounts to a 40% discount off the fare.

You can purchase monthly passes or use a pay-as-you-go declining balance card.

The NFTA sweetens to pot by giving monthly pass holders unlimited free travel on Metro Bus and Metro Rail over and above daily commutes. Monthly pass holders get special offers from merchants and discount admissions to local events.


▪       Sign-up site (NYS Employees): nysride.com

▪       Sign-up site (Research Foundation employees): Works4me

▪       Metro-Rail and Metro Bus schedules

▪       Metro Emergency Ride program

▪       Discount program: Metro Xtras

▪       Google Transit


A wide variety of free and commercial applications are available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows phones. Search your mobile device's app store using the keyword NFTA or transit to find apps that work in Western New York. Click here to visit the NFTA site to get the Official NFTA apps and see their list of available apps.


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