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Activist Calls for Boycott of Metro Bus & Rail

By Mark Wozniak

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo's African-American community is being urged to boycott the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's Metro Bus and Rail service Wednesday.

At issue is the alleged use of physical force on an African-American bus driver by transit officers during an incident last October. The driver, Elizabeth Taylor Oliver, was trying to break up a confrontation between officers and a 15 year old girl.

Oliver faces misdemeanor charges. She served a 30 day suspension, but is currently on medical leave.

Her City Court trial was postponed last week until February 10th, with hopes of a pretrial resolution.