Xtras for Metro Monthly Pass Holders. If you are a Metro monthly pass holder, you can take advantage of the Metro Xtras discount offer program. Just show your valid Metro monthly pass or Metro College Pass at any of the participating merchants and you will be eligible for the discounts as indicated below:
Note - offers are subject to change so please continue to check our website for updates.
|Allentown Music - 10% off your entire purchase. Not valid with other offers, sale items, or lessons
1113 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222
|Aquarium of Niagara - $1 off admission
701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1037 www.aquariumofniagara.org
|Aurum - 10% off any jewelry, appraisal, or jewelry repair.
|Buffalo Botanical Gardens (seasonal) - 1$ off admission
|Boulevard Mall Complimentary savings book available at Guest Services with proof of Metro pass
|Buffalo Bisons (seasonal)- $2 off admission (exludes Friday & special events) CocaCola Park 843-4373
|Buffalo Museum of Science - $1 off general admission
1020 Humboldt Pkwy Ste 1, Buffalo, NY 14211-1293
|The Buffalo History Museum - Buy one regular museum admission, get one free
One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216 - 716.873.9644 www.buffalohistory.org
|Buffalo Zoo - 20% off regular admission
|Canalside (seasonal) - Buy One Get One Admission to The Ice at Canalside
Monday - Thursday ONLY. Does not include skate rental.
|China One Super Buffet - 15% off entire bill
980 Union Road West Seneca New York 14224 (Southgate Plaza) 716.675.3888
|Community Music School - 10% Off Classes or Individual Lessons
|Dipson Theatres - $2 off adult evening admission (offers cannot be combined)
|Duty Free America - 10% off any purchase, $50 or more
|Eaton Chocolates - $2 off a $10 purchase
|Explore & More Children's Museum - One free admission per family per visit
||Fantastic Sams - 10% OFF any Adult or Child Shampoo, Cut & Style at regular price
||Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls - Free Green Savings Card (Retails for $5) www.fashionoutletsniagara.com/|
||Ferros Famous Pizza - $1 off pasta dinners - West Seneca
||Gino & Joe's - Buy any 2 slices of pizza, receive a free 22oz drink or $3.00 off an XL pizza with 2 or more toppings avail at first floor only.
||Just Pizza - 10% Off Your Purchase of $20.00 or More|
|The Massage Suite & Spa Inc. - $10 off a massage
||McDonalds - Free large Iced coffee with purchase of large Iced coffee Al la Carte Only.
only for the University Plaza, Amherst location
|Record Theatre - 10% off any merchandise excluding gift certificates and special offers
|Tanning Bed - Buy a one week membership and get one extra day of tanning FREE.
Good for all Buffalo area locations www.Tanningbed.com
|Theater of Youth - $5 off single ticket
203 Allen St., Buffalo www.theatreofyouth.org
|Ujima Company, Inc. - $5 discount on any single ticket (Seasonal)
545 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo www.ujimatheatre.org
Vendors interested in participating in Metro Xtras?
Call (716) 855-7300, TTY / relay 711 or (800) 662-1220.
With Metro Perk employers can offer employees a pre-tax benefit for transit use. Employers using Metro Perk reduce payroll taxes. Employees reduce their taxable income, saving approximately 30%. It is easy to set up and even easier to use.
|An employee informs his or her employer what kind of Metro pass they use each month using this form. It allows the cost of that pass to come out of his or her paycheck and should be given to Human Resources or Payroll or whatever department handles the benefit.|
|An employer deducts the costs of the passes from all participating employees and orders those passes from Metro.|
|Passes are handed out. Metro will make sure passes are available to employers before the month in which they are good.|
The savings add up
For employees – A $75 monthly pass as a real cost of $53 for people in a 15% tax bracket. People in a higher tax bracket could save even more. The full $75 is taken out of a paycheck, but before taxes. By avoiding tax on that money, most Metro riders will save about 30%.
Employee Participation Form
For employers – Every $1,000 reduction in payroll saves $76 in FICA, annually. (Savings dependent on payroll tax rates and wage base.) Social Security and other savings may also apply.
Employee Monthly Form
For more information contact:
NFTA-Metro Cash Management Office
Attn: Metro Perk
181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203
phone: ( | fax: (716) 855-7311 | TTY/Relay 711 or (800) 662-1220
Reminder: When using Token Transit on the Metro Rail, you must fully activate your Token Transit pass before going down the stairs. You’ll know it is activated when you see the photo of the Buffalo skyline. If your pass is not activated, you may receive a Notice of Violation. See Steps 4 and 5 below for more information.
You can pay your NFTA Metro bus or rail fare quickly and easily with your smartphone using the Token Transit app.
On the Token Transit app, you can purchase tickets using your credit or debit card. Tickets can be purchased for immediate use or stored for future trips.
Available tickets include:
How to use Token Transit
Download Token Transit from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android)
Set up your account. You will need a credit or debit card to set up an account and purchase tickets.
Select the tickets you want to purchase. Your options are: single ride (bus), single ride (rail), round trip rail, and day pass.
When you’re ready to ride, go to the Pass Wallet in the Token Transit app on your phone and tap the ticket to activate. Do not activate your ticket until you see your bus or arrive at your rail station, as all tickets have expiration times/dates. When riding the Metro Rail, be sure to activate your ticket before you go down the steps. You need wifi or cell service to activate your ticket.
As you board the bus, show the bus driver your phone displaying your activated ticket. On the rail, if a ticket inspector requests your ticket, show them your phone displaying your activated ticket.
Buy in bulk
Businesses and organizations realize savings every day from economies of scale. Metro Bus and Rail is now extending that same efficiency to your business - Metro’s Corporate Pass Program.
There is give and take in every deal. Here’s ours: Give your employees a $10 discount on Metro Monthly Passes, and Metro will match it. Your organization buys passes at $65 and passes $55 cost onto employees. Organizations need to purchase a minimum of 25 passes.
To take advantage, companies simply need to sign a contract, set up payment and select delivery options.
The Corporate Pass Program works in concert with Metro Perk, Metro’s pre-tax savings initiative. Because public transportation-related expenditures can be taken from pay checks pre-tax, corporate Metro Monthly Pass purchases bring additional savings to employers and employees.
Employers using Metro Perk reduce payroll taxes. Employees reduce their taxable income, saving approximately 30% on monthly passes.
For most full participants -
A $75 Metro Monthly Pass, purchased through the Corporate Pass Program becomes $55.
Paid for with pre-tax dollars, the out-of-pocket cost to the employee is just $38.50.
Each program is easy to set up and even easier to use. Forms are available at metro.nfta.com
For more information
NFTA-Metro Customer Care 716-855-7211 | TTY/Relay 711 or 800-662-1220