NFTA Names New Executive Director

11:06 PM, Dec 28, 2010   |    comments
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Kimberley Minkel

BUFFALO, NY -- The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has named a new executive director.

Kimberley Minkel will start immediately. Minkel previously worked as the NFTA's director of health, safety, and environmental quality.

The previous executive director was Lawrence Meckler.

The NFTA controls the region's airports, buses, and metro system, and owns a significant portion of land on Buffalo's outer harbor waterfront.

2 On Your Side asked Minkel about her plans for the land.

REPORTER: The NFTA owns a lot of land around the outer harbor. When are we actually going to start seeing much of that starting to be developed?

MINKEL: Well, that's something we're working on now. We're taking a lot at. We need to remember there is environmental issues with much of that property. And that's something that we're looking at very closely.

REPORTER: Is it possible some of that land could be turned over to the group now that is working on developing the waterfront?

MINKEL: We're reviewing all options and we're keeping all options open.

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