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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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Nearly $20 million available to electrify transit, school buses (access required)


New York state will offer a series of initiatives to increase the number of electric buses statewide as part of its efforts to mitigate climate change and boost access to clean transportation in underserved communities. The effort includes more than ...

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RGRTA receives federal CARES funding (access required)


Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority is slated to receive $9.2 million in federal funding to help ensure the organization can continue offering essential public transportation during the COVID-19 outbreak. “Our dedicated regional transit workers have played an integral role in making ...

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Transit system gets $36 million in federal funding (access required)

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Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority is slated to receive $36.3 million in federal funding allocated by the Federal Transit Administration as part of the CARES Act. “As upstate communities like the Rochester Finger Lakes region battle the coronavirus pandemic, it’s imperative ...

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

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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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Finger Lakes transportation projects receive funding (access required)


Seven projects in the Finger Lakes region have been awarded a total of $12.5 million to support transportation and air quality improvements here. The funding is being provided by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the state Department 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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Transportation system called inadequate for low-income workers (access required)


A new transportation and poverty report commissioned by a number of area organizations involved in Rochester’s anti-poverty initiative suggests that the city’s transportation system reinforces the disparities that already exist in the community, rather than helping to reduce them. Transportation ...

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