May 3, 2021

TSA extends face mask requirement

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask mandate for domestic travel by air, bus or rail on domestic public transportation systems through Sept. 13. The face mask requirement, which went into effect Feb. 1, was to expire May 11. “The federal mask requirement throughout the transportation system seeks to minimize the spread […]

Apr 22, 2021

REV LNG a leader in production, distribution of natural gas

REV LNG LLC is growing its renewable energy business locally, while building out its portfolio across the country. The company specializes in renewable energy project development and mobile energy services. Since 2012, it has provided liquid natural gas and compressed natural gas solutions to a variety of markets and has more recently begun the development of renewable na[...]

Apr 19, 2021

American Airlines to extend Saturday nonstop service to Miami

American Airlines will extend its seasonal once-a-week nonstop flight from Rochester to Miami through the summer and then again over the winter months. The Saturday flights — aboard a 76-seat Embraer 175 — will be available from June 5-Aug. 14 and then again from Nov. 13-April 2 from the Frederick Douglass — Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) to […]

Apr 9, 2021

Community Classroom providing WiFi for Stadium Estates students

Students living in Rochester’s Cornerstone Group and Charles Settlement’s Stadium Estates properties now have access to free wireless internet connections through the Community Classrooms program. Community Classrooms aims to repurpose underutilized spaces within affordable housing developments to ensure students have the connectivity necessary to succeed during vir[...]

Mar 31, 2021

New task force seeks solutions to county’s digital divide

A task force of local government partners and community leaders will assess internet services in low-income and rural areas of Monroe County in hopes of finding solutions to close service gaps and eliminate access barriers. The Monroe County Advisory Task Force on Broadband will seek ways to close the digital divide. Census data shows nearly […]

Mar 24, 2021

Greenlight to acquire Binghamton-based ISP provider

Greenlight Networks will acquire Plexicomm, LLC, a Binghamton-based internet solution provider, allowing for expansion of the high-speed fiber network into Broome and Tioga counties. Greenlight has already signed a purchase agreement for Plexicomm and will absorb the firm’s 12 employees when the deal is complete. Plexicomm president Dan English will become general manager[...]

Mar 4, 2021

Home Leasing will use solar to provide power to residential communities

A new solar array built in the town of Ontario for Home Leasing is linking up with the power grid, enabling the Rochester-based provider of affordable housing to reduce energy costs at a number of its apartment communities in the metro area. The 2.2 megawatt solar array, built by GreenSpark Solar, contains just over 6,000 […]

Mar 3, 2021

City seeks input on budget from residents

Faced with an all-funds gap of $31.4 million, the city of Rochester is providing three avenues for public input on the budget for fiscal year 2021-22. Residents may participate in any or all of the public forums: An online survey will be available through March 18; A virtual community update via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. […]

Feb 23, 2021

Pittsford bridge closed for repairs for six months

Construction is set to begin this week on the rehabilitation of the State Street Bridge over the Erie Canal in the village of Pittsford. The project is designed to preserve and extend the service life of the steel truss bridge, originally constructed in 1973, through the replacement or repair of aging structural elements on the […]

Feb 19, 2021

State DEC releases 2018-2020 report on restoration of New York’s Great Lakes

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released its 2018-2020 progress report on the restoration and protection of New York’s Great Lakes resources. The report highlights a number of projects in and around Rochester and the Finger Lakes designed to restore its waterways. “The Great Lakes are an irreplaceable source of clean drinking water and […]

Feb 18, 2021

Rail, port infrastructure improvement funding available

Nearly $90 million in state and federal funding is being made available for rail and port infrastructure improvements across New York. “Our statewide and regional economies depend on having a reliable and resilient transportation network to support commercial activities,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement last week. “These targeted investments allow us to modernize […]

Feb 15, 2021

G&W Railroad secured $1.6 billion in customer contracts last year

Genesee & Wyoming Inc., which has its administrative base in Rochester, last year secured $1.6 billion in new investments. The railroad last week released its 2020 U.S. industrial development results, which includes 45 new projects that are expected to generate more than 800 new jobs in communities serviced by the company’s freight railroads. “Security $1.6 […]