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RTS, elected officials call for increased transportation funding (access required)


New York state lawmakers and the Regional Transit Service (RTS) on Friday called for increased funding for public transit in the state budget, citing the role of transit in the recovery and growth of the economy. State Sens. Samra Brouk ...

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Summer Meals program to be expanded (access required)


Foodlink Inc., the city of Rochester and the Rochester City School District are taking a new and innovative approach to ensure that children in the community have access to nutritious meals this summer. As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues ...

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RTS to implement no-fare rides, new procedures for entering buses

rgrtabus rts bus

Rochester’s Regional Transit Service on Thursday said it would waive all bus fares and enact a new procedure for entering and exiting buses through April 19 or until the current State of Emergency is lifted. The new procedures will begin ...

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Local agencies part of coalition to increase transit funding (access required)

New York State transit budget (Source: New York Public Transit Association)

Dozens of agencies statewide have launched a coalition to seek funding for public transit. The New Yorkers for Better Public Transit coalition comprises major transit systems from across the state, including Rochester’s Regional Transit Service, as well as members of ...

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Transit system receives $2 million for electric bus charging (access required)

This electric bus is made by Proterra, one of dozens of electric bus manufacturers. (Source: Proterra)

Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, or RGRTA, will receive $2 million in federal funding to advance green initiatives. The U.S. Department of Transportation funds will help Rochester’s Regional Transit Service, or RTS, construct a $10 million Advanced Environmental Service Building, which ...

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Consultant recommends route changes at RTS (access required)


Rochester’s Regional Transit Service on Thursday released its consultant recommendations for the Reimagine RTS public transit upgrade, signaling the end of the first stage of the transit system’s reworking. The recommendations include improvements to the fixed-route system, as well as ...

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