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MCC students, faculty and staff to ride free on RTS

Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority is teaming up with Monroe Community College to offer free bus transportation.

The agreement will allow students, faculty and staff to ride Regional Transit Services buses free beginning with the fall semester. The new service will ensure safe, reliable, convenient transportation to MCC’s Brighton and downtown campuses, officials said.

“Making it possible for students to access all that an MCC education has to offer is fundamental to MCC’s mission,” MCC president Anne Kress said in a statement. “Thanks to the partnership we’ve cemented with RTS, our students will be able to move quickly, safely and freely to and between our two campuses.”

RTS has added a route between the downtown transit center and MCC’s downtown campus that will run every 10 minutes Monday through Friday from 6:55 a.m. to noon, and every hour from 12:21 to 9:11 p.m. The route will run when MCC classes are in session.

Members of the MCC community will need to show their college identification for free rides.

“MCC and RTS have served the Rochester area well for many years and this agreement will benefit both organizations and the entire community,” RTS CEO Bill Carpenter said.

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