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RTS developing services tailor-made to the communities it serves

Feb 6, 2019

Credit Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

UPDATE: Due to the worsening weather conditions, RTS has postponed tonight’s (2/12) Reimagine RTS Community Mobility Zone meeting in Henrietta. We will reschedule the meeting as soon as possible.  

UPDATE : as of Wed. afternoon: 

Due to the icy weather, the Reimagine RTS Community Mobility Zone meeting in Brockport is being postponed. The meeting will be rescheduled for sometime in the near future

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Rochester Transit Service is bringing its Reimagine RTS initiative to various communities through a series of information sessions.

The bus company will be in Brockport/Spencerport area tonight to share information on so-called mobility solutions recommended by a consultant.

RTS spokesman Tom Brede says the company has determined there are certain areas where it doesn't make sense for RTS to run its big 40 and 60 foot buses.

``Think of the vehicle size, going from the big bus to something smaller.  Also maybe take the Uber and Lyft model where you use an app or maybe you call RTS and schedule a ride," he said.

Credit reimagine.myrts.com

Stage 2 of the Reimagine RTS transit study explores replacing traditional buses with alternative mobility options.

Brede says information at these meetings will focus specifically on the zone RTS serves.

``We're only going to be talking about the Brockport zone at the Brockport meeting tonight.  So if you're interested in what we're going to be talking about for Irondequoit, or Henrietta or the Pittsford area down to Eastview Mall-South East County area, you need to come to that specific meeting because we're only going to talk specifically about that zone at each zone meeting," he said.

Here's the schedule of information sessions:

Brockport/Spencerport Community Mobility Zone Info Session

When:            Wednesday, Feb. 6, presentation begins at 6pm

Where:           Oliver Middle School, Large Group Instruction Room

40 Allen St., Brockport

Irondequoit Community Mobility Zone Info Session

When:            Thursday, Feb. 7, presentation begins at 6pm

Where:           Irondequoit Town Hall, Broderick Room

1280 Titus Ave., Rochester

Henrietta Community Mobility Zone Info Session

When:            Tuesday, Feb. 12, presentation begins at 6pm

Where:           Henrietta Town Hall

475 Calkins Rd., Henrietta

Pittsford/Eastview Community Mobility Zone Info Session

When:            Wednesday, Feb. 13, presentation begins at 6pm

Where:           Pittsford Town Board Room

11 S. Main St., Pittsford

RTS plans to implement its reimagined transit system after completion of Stage 5 in 2020.