Monday, March 29, 2021

IMPORTANT Fwd: Metro Paratransit ID card Requirement

 

Hi important people-


See below for info from Patricia Wiseman at NFTA and please let PAL- Paratransit Access Line riders know: 

starting April 5th (next week) you will need to show your PAL ID card when you take PAL. 

Don’t have a card? See the flyer for how to get one. 

This is part of a change to the new fare cards, which most self advocates who have see demos have said they are looking forward to. The new cards will be re-loadable: if you lose your card, you can cancel and get a new one and you won’t lose any of the rides you have left on it, and no more punching the card- you just tap it to the fare box. See Patricia’s message below for more details: 

Hello Everyone, I hope this email finds you well. 

Metro Paratransit Access Line (PAL) is preparing for the new fare system planned for implementation later this year.

An important change of the new fare card is the requirement for a customer to tap their card on the fare box when boarding. To help our customers prepare for this change, we are enforcing the requirement to have a PAL ID card and show the card to the Bus Operator when boarding the paratransit vehicle. We are asking your help in disseminating information to customers. (Please see attached, the information is also included below).

Before the new fare system is operational, we will notify all customers and distribute new fare cards. In the meantime, customers must have a current card and show the Operator when boarding. Please feel free to distribute this email and the attached flyer. Contact me directly or PAL Customer Service at 716-855-7268, if you have any questions.

 

Thank you and be well.

Patricia Wiseman

716-855-7216

 

 

EFFECTIVE APRIL 5, 2021

PAL ID REQUIRED FOR BOARDING, IF YOU NEED A PAL PHOTO ID

 

Email a current color photo clearly showing your face to: PALfeedback@nfta.com

OR 

Mail a current color photo clearly showing your face to:

Metro-PAL, 181 Ellicott St., Buffalo, New York 14203

OR 

Have your photo taken at Customer Service (1st floor) Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at 181 Ellicott St., Buffalo

PAL ID card will be mailed to the home address on file.

For information, please call (716) 855-7268 or 1-800-662-1220 (TTY) or 711 (relay).


Free Cooking Class_Broadway Market_Thursday, April 8th


Hi Self advocates and Advisors-


As many of you know, we are waiting to move the SANYS office for WNY into Buffalo- out of the old institution and into a shared space next to the Broadway Market.

Not only will we be sharing space, but we will also be sharing projects, ideas and events! Even though we have not moved in yet, already there is a lot of great stuff happening. So, as it comes along I thought I would share it with you.

Please reply YES if you'd like to be added to the 1021 Broadway Events mailing list or NO if you do not want to receive these emails. (Don't worry I won't be offended!)

Attached is a flyer for a free cooking class. Feel free to pass it along to anyone interested.

Hello Team & Partners-

The Broadway Market, Healthy Corner Store Initiative and Double Up Food Bucks are collaborating to offer a free cooking class at the Broadway Market on Thursday, April 8th from 11:00am-1:00pm

The flyer is attached.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.
--
Kindest regards,

Self Advocacy Events Update 3/28/21

And here’s what you might have missed last week:


Wednesday Staying Connected Closing Song of the Week as suggested by Hannah Brecher

Roar by Katie Perry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CevxZvSJLk8


Open - Mic Theme: Women Role Models and Disability Justice

 

Woman Role Model - Uly Ramos interviewed by Disability Rights NY (8.10min.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4kt2yC9Rig

Intersectionality & Disability, ft Keri Gray, the Keri Gray Group #DisabilityDemandsJustice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2XN0CQazr0&t=88s 

 

Closing song:

suggested by Gwen Squire “Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand by Diana Ross”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIihblOPxrU 


Self-Advocacy in Action on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4O_PuPvuCFmJKqtaTuHG-Q

 

Some of Shameka’s Favorite Meditations

101 Power Thoughts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz16YqpWkz4

 

16 Second of Bliss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G_MhMzwunA

 

Weekly Zoom Meeting Calendar – The following meetings happen every week and the links are always the same unless noted. Schedule may vary on holidays. Check SANYS Statewide Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/SelfAdvNYS and Website  https://sanys.org/news-and-events/ for any updates and special events. Please save for future reference.

 

Monday

 

9:30-10:00am Coffee Clutch hosted by SANYS Long Island

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/200922882

Meeting ID: 200 922 882

One tap mobile +19292056099,,200922882# US (New York)

 

10-11a Coffee Chat hosted by People Inc.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7163227070

Meeting ID 716 322 7070

Password on request to rbanner@people-inc.org

 

1:00 – 2:00pm SARTAC ZOOM Meeting

Today’s Topic: Is Your Group Good at Working with People from Any Background and Who Speak Any Language?


Join on a computer, tablet, or smartphone

https://zoom.us/j/324815633

Or call 1-929-436-2866 and the Meeting ID: 324 815 633

Or go to zoom.us click on join a meeting and put in 324 815 633

 

4:30-5:30pm Tea Time hosted by People Inc.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7163227070

Meeting ID 716 322 7070

Password on request to rbanner@people-inc.org

 

Tuesday

 

10-11a Coffee Chat hosted by People Inc.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7163227070

Meeting ID 716 322 7070

Password on request to rbanner@people-inc.org

 

11:00 am Social Justice Group hosted by Center for Self Advocacy

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86200517129?pwd=WE9ZQlFDRW9OV3JDeTRjWDI5NzNuQT09

One tap mobile +17209289299,,86200517129#,,,,,,0#,,12344#

Dial by your location

        +1 720 928 9299

Meeting ID: 862 0051 7129

Passcode: 12344

 

4:30-5:30pm Tea Time hosted by People Inc.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7163227070

Meeting ID 716 322 7070

Password on request to rbanner@people-inc.org

 

Wednesday

 

10-11a Coffee Chat hosted by People Inc.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7163227070

Meeting ID 716 322 7070

Password on request to rbanner@people-inc.org

 

1-2:45pm Staying Connected Advocacy/Wellness

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88433136961

Meeting ID: 884 3313 6961

Call in: 1-929-205-6099


3-4:30pm Adventure Time Wednesday: Exploring the World through Art: Books, Poems, and Music.

Zoomlink:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83386639115?pwd=U3prVXF5RFh1K0MzQU5LeC9FaE5sZz09

Meeting ID: 833 8663 9115  Call In#1-929-205-6099

Passcode: 12344

 

4:30-5:30pm Tea Time hosted by People Inc.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7163227070

Meeting ID 716 322 7070

Password on request to rbanner@people-inc.org

 

Thursday

 

10-11a Coffee Chat hosted by People Inc.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7163227070

Meeting ID 716 322 7070

Password on request to rbanner@people-inc.org

 

11 am – noon  hosted by the Center for Self Advocacy, Inc. . 

 

Communication is Key: The next meeting will be 4/1/21 then every two weeks after that

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/632063927 , password 12344

 

Womens Group: The next meeting is 4/8/21 then the group meets every two weeks after that

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82909170074?

 

SARTAC ZOOM Meeting

Guest Speaker : Willian C. Brewer III “Everyday Artist”

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join on a computer, tablet, or smartphone

https://zoom.us/j/324815633

Or call 1-929-436-2866 and the Meeting ID: 324 815 633

Or go to zoom.us click on join a meeting and put in 324 815 633

 

Zoom Meetings Hosted by People Inc

Thursday Coloring/Crafts/Conversation from 4:30p-5:30p

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7163227070

Meeting ID 716 322 7070

Password on request to rbanner@people-inc.org

 

Friday  

Coffee Chat from 10-11a

hosted by People Inc.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7163227070

Meeting ID 716 322 7070

Password on request to  rbanner@people-inc.org

 

1:00 – 3:00pm Staying Connected: Open Mic Support Group

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84144965654

 

4:30p-5:30p Friday Happy Hour Hosted by People Inc

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7163227070

Meeting ID 716 322 7070

Password on request to rbanner@people-inc.org

 

Saturday

 

1-2pm Saturday Social hosted by People Inc.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7163227070

Meeting ID 716 322 7070

Password on request to rbanner@people-inc.org

Meeting ID: 953 6268 9438
Find your local number: 
https://zoom.us/u/ad76AIx6Zs

 

2pm-3pm Right 2 Ride Transit Advocates group 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86976353785

One tap mobile +19292056099,,86976353785#

Meeting ID: 869 7635 3785

 

7:30-9:30 DJ Joe Dance Party

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98074946684
Meeting ID: 980 7494 6684
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,98074946684# US (San Jose)
+19292056099,,98074946684# US (New York)