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

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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)

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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)

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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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Summer Meals program to be expanded (access required)

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

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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)

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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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RTS to offer MCC students free rides with new program (access required)

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Rochester’s Regional Transit Service will provide a new program for Monroe Community College students beginning in the fall semester. RTS will offer a new Universal Pass (U-Pass) program to remove a barrier for MCC students, including those living on campus, ...

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