Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

Compliance with Freedom of Information Law Requirements

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) operates rail, bus, marine and air transportation systems in Western New York. Article 6 of the New York State Public Officers Law provides for public access to government records. The statute, generally referred to as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), applies to any State agency, public authority and local government entity, with the exception of the Judiciary and the State Legislature. Under FOIL, NFTA is required to make all eligible records available for public inspection or copying within certain time frames. We evaluated NFTA’s compliance with these requirements and found that NFTA was generally in compliance. However, we also noted that, in some instances, NFTA could be more timely in its response to FOIL requests.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-S-43 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.