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407 ETR Concession Co. Operates and manages the 407 Express Toll Route roadway in Ontario, Canada.
Amtrak Nationwide passenger rail organization with service to entire north east corridor.
Archived Data Users Represents users of archive data.
Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority is a body corporate and politic constituting a public benefit corporation created under the laws of the State of New York and by an act of the Parliament of Canada and consented to by the United States Congress. Also know as the Peace Bridge Authority (PBA), it operates and maintains the Peace Bridge, which crosses the Niagara River between Buffalo and Fort Erie, Ontario.
Canada Border Services Agency The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) brings together all the major players involved in facilitating legitimate cross-border traffic and supporting economic development while stopping people and goods that pose a potential risk to Canada. It integrates several key functions previously spread among three organizations: the Customs program from the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, the Intelligence, Interdiction and Enforcement program from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the Import Inspection at Ports of Entry program from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
CBSA/USCBP Canada Border Services Agency and United States Customs and Border Protection.
CHEMTREC Hazardous material information specialist used by public safety agencies in the United States to plan and effect a safe HAZMAT response.
City of Buffalo Represents the municipal agencies and departments in the City of Buffalo.
County and City Permit Office Agencies involved in Mass Gathering Permit process (New York). State, county, and city agencies may be involved.
Court System Represents the various court systems used to seek restitution from toll violators.
Customs Brokers Represents customs brokerage firms, whose job is to ensure that its clients' shipments move seamlessly across the border and reach their destination on time, adhering to customs laws and regulations.
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Represents the various government agencies responsible for licensing motor vehicles, including commercial vehicles.
Emergency Measures Ontario Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) is responsible for the development and implementation of emergency management programs throughout Ontario. Comprehensive programs includes mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
Financial Institutions Financial and banking institutions that play a role in electronic payment financial transactions.
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - USDOT
Freight Shipping Organizations Represents the various organizations and companies involved with freight shipping.
Government Agencies Agencies that are responsible for preparing, or that receive, transportation-related data reports like the HPMS.
Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transp. Council Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Greater Buffalo metropolitan area.
IFTA, Inc International Fuel Tax Association, Inc.. Association formed to preserve trust and cooperation among the jurisdictions through efficient and effective oversight, planning and coordination of activities necessary to administer the International Fuel Tax Agreement and to conduct the business affairs of the corporation.
Inter-Agency Group (IAG) IAG - Inter-Agency Group. E-ZPass Agencies coalition responsible for maintaining and coordinating the interoperability standards for its member agencies.
Local Commercial Vehicle Admin Agencies Agencies responsible for commercial vehicle permitting, trafficing, enforcement, and all other administrative functions within the municipalities within the region.
Local DPW Local Department of Public Works. Local municipal department responsible for street maintenance.
Local EMS Providers Represents local emergency service providers.
Local Fire Department Represents the local municipal fire department.
Local Media Owner/operators of communications media including television, cable TV, radio, and newspapers.
Local Police Department Law enforcement provider for the municipality.
Local Public Safety Agencies Represents the municipal public safety agencies, including EMS, fire departments, and police department.
Local Transit Agencies Represents the generic public transit agencies in the region.
Local Venue Promoters Local event promoters within the region.
Mobility Niagara Mobility Niagara provides community transportation for seniors and people with disabilities in the Niagara region. They are currently developing a secondary service to transporting non-emergency cases between hospitals and residences.
New York Transportation Federation Comprised of the state Department of Transportation, the state Thruway Authority and the state Bridge Authority, the federation is charged with developing strategies to better coordinate transportation planning and policy making to create economic efficiencies in government and more effectively move people and goods across the state transportation system.
NFBC and NPC Represents the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission and the Niagara Parks Commission.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Established to finance, construct and operate the Rainbow Bridge, the Commission also operates the Whirlpool Rapids (Lower) and Lewiston-Queenston Bridges. Also operates and maintains facilities for Customs and Immigration functions on both sides of the border at the bridges.
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Operator and provider of transportation services in the Greater Buffalo and Niagara region. Transportation services include public transit (buses, trains, vans, and trolley-buses), shuttle service. Also operates the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and the Niagara Fall International Airport.
Niagara Parks Commission The Niagara Parks Commission is a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation.
Niagara Transit Provides public transportation for the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
NITTEC Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) is an organization of fourteen agencies in Western New York and Southern Ontario whose mission is to improve regional and international transportation mobility, promote economic competitiveness and minimize adverse environmental effects related to the regional transportation system. The system includes four international transportation border crossings between Canada and the United States .
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The National Weather Service
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
NYS Department of Tax and Finance New York State Department of Tax and Finance. Collects tax revenue and provides associated services for the State of New York.
NYS Emergency Management Office (SEMO) New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) is responsible for coordinating all activities necessary to protect New York' s communities from natural, technological and manmade disasters and other emergencies that threaten the State of New York. NYSEMO coordinates Emergency Management Services for the State by providing leadership, planning, education and resources to protect lives, property and the environment.
NYS Police New York State Police. Law enforcement provider for the State of New York.
NYSDEC - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation NYSDEC - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is responsible to conserve, improve, and protect the natural resources and environment, and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the State of New York and their overall economic and social well being."
NYSDOT New York State Department of Transportation
NYSTA - New York State Thruway Authority New York State Thruway Authority. Operates and maintains a toll highway through the State of New York and the New York State Canal System.
Ontario Ministry of Environment Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE). Responsible for protecting Ontario’s environment. Using stringent regulations, targeted enforcement and a variety of innovative programs and initiatives, the ministry continues to address environmental issues that have local, regional and/or global effects.
Ontario Ministry of Finance The Ministry of Finance is responsible for managing the fiscal, financial and related regulatory affairs of Ontario. In addition to planning and preparing the annual provincial budget, the Ministry provides Ontarians with quarterly updates on the province's finances, ensures prudent management of Ontario's debt, and manages the province's tax administration system.
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Responsible for maintaing the transportation network in the Province of Ontario.
Ontario Provincial Police Law enforcement provider for the Province of Ontario.
Permit Offices Represents the local county and municipal special permit offices for large public gatherings and special events.
Private Commercial Vehicle and Fleet Operators Owner/operators of private commercial vehicles and fleets.
Private Mayday Provider National services (e.g., GM On-Star, ATX, LoJack) that provide Mayday and traveler information services for their customers.
Private Paratransit Providers Local transit operators. Providers of paratransit and demand-responsive transit.
Private Sector Traveler Information Providers Private traveler and transportation information service providers.
Private Surface Transportation Weather Information Providers Private owner/operators of surface transportation weather information services.
Private Tow Operators Private towing companies.
Private Transit Operators Owner/operators of private long-distance bus service.
Private/Public Ambulance Providers Provider or ambulance services within the region.
Public School Districts Represent the various local public school districts in the region.
Rail Operator Generic owner/operator of commercial or passenger rail service. Includes CSX and NS and several short line operators.
Regional Hospitals Regional hospital/trauma centers within the Buffalo region,
Regional Municipality of Niagara Represents the municipal agencies and departments in the regional municipality of Niagara. Niagara is made up of 12 unique municipalities.
SL Seaway Authority, Canal Corp., Rail Operators, and City of Buffalo The three owner/operators of lift bridges in the Niagara Frontier region.
St. Catharines Transit Commission Provider of fixed-route transit bus services in the St. Catharines region.
TRANSCOM Consortium of transportation and emergency management agencies, in the New York City tri-state region.
TRANSCOM Agencies Transportation agency/operator of TRANSMIT.
Transport Canada A Canadian government agency. Transport Canada’s mission is to develop and administer policies, regulations and services for the best transportation system for Canada and Canadians — one that is safe and secure, efficient, affordable, integrated and environmentally friendly.
Travelers Represents private travelers.
US Customs and Border Protection The unified border agency of the United States. Combines the inspection and border authorities of U.S. Customs, Immigration, Animal and Plant health Inspection Services, and the entire U.S. Border Patrol.
VIA Via Rail Canada. Heavy rail passenger train service serving Canada.
Welland Transit Operator of transit services in the City of Welland, Ontario. Transit services includes fixed-route bus transit, paratransit, and Trans-Cab (demand-responsive).

Last updated: 11-18-05