Buffalo-Niagara Region

America’s Best Planned City

Learn more about “America’s Best Designed City.”

 

Pronounced “the best planned city in America” by Frederick Law Olmsted, and often billed as the “20-minute city” for its easy accessibility, Buffalo’s world-class design makes getting around a snap.

Carefree Commuting

Forbes magazine declared Buffalo the “best U.S. city” for commuting.

In fact, Buffalo’s average commute time—it has been clocked at 20 minutes—is the second-shortest of the country’s 52 largest cities.

That translates to an enhanced quality of life for our faculty, staff and students, who enjoy stress-free travel regardless of where they’re headed around the region.

Public Transportation

Buffalo’s Metro Bus provides quick, economical service throughout the city and suburbs.

The Metro Rail line connects UB’s South Campus with downtown Buffalo, including UB’s Downtown Campus, and the neighborhoods in between. Rides above ground are free in downtown Buffalo. UB employees who are regular commuters might wish to take advantage of the NYS-Ride program that allows pre-tax dollars to be used for monthly passes.

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