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Tesla targets Rochester (access required)

Tesla’s Model S. (Provided)

You can’t buy them here yet, but Tesla Inc. is counting on legislation introduced in both the state Senate and Assembly last year to pave the way for the electric car manufacturer to locate in Rochester. To garner some hype, ...

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Bus service lobbies for more money (access required)

The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, which operates Regional Transit Service, Rochester’s public transit system, is looking for a 10 percent increase from the state for its operating aid. (Bennett Loudon)

For more than a decade, state transportation funding for upstate transit authorities has fallen short of inflation rates. And each year, dozens of business, community and organizational leaders from Rochester and elsewhere descend on Albany to lobby for increases in ...

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