public transportation

RTS halts fares, changes rules to combat coronavirus outbreak

All RTS rides will be free starting Friday until further notice. CEO Bill Carpenter said that'll limit the amount of times the fare box is touched...
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Thu, 03/19/2020 - 1:31pm
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Connections: RTS CEO Bill Carpenter on what to expect from Reimagine RTS

What’s new with RTS? This hour, we sit down with RTS CEO Bill Carpenter who shares a number of updates. Reimagine RTS is a redesign of Monroe County’s...
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Thu, 03/05/2020 - 10:14am
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Connections: Reshaping Rochester - Discussing multi-model transportation in urban areas

The Community Design Center's (CDC) Reshaping Rochester series continues with a conversation about multi-modal transportation in urban areas. Shin-pei...
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Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:45am
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Connections: Does urbanism die in the winter?

Does urbanism die in the winter? After the first major snowstorm of the season, a social media thread about a man who walked through the middle of the...
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Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:03am
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RTS announces new fare structure for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities

Officials at RTS have announced a new fare structure for military veterans, seniors and people with disabilities. One of the changes involves the 50...
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Wed, 06/19/2019 - 6:44am
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Connections: Will streetcars make a comeback?

First, there was a Streetcar Named Desire; now there is a question about whether Rochester has a desire for a streetcar. A new film called “The Trolley”...
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Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:20am
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Connections: The impact of the rise in car ownership

City Lab is reporting that the number of car-rich households is on the rise in many cities, even in those which are transit-oriented and where ride...
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Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:03am
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Connections: Understanding road diets

We’re talking about road diets. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it refers to reducing lanes or roads in order to minimize traffic accidents,...
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Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:23am
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Upstate transit leaders to Cuomo: We need improvements too

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York City's subway system handles about 5.7 million riders every weekday, more than 10 times the combined daily ridership of all...
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Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:41pm
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Connections: Finding a balance between all modes of transportation

Are urbanists trying to push cars out of American cities? A recent piece in The Urban Phoenix, which was created by a Rochesterian, argues that cars...
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Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:12am
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