The City has partnered with C&S Companies to analyze and make recommendations to enhance commuting, circulation, and parking in Downtown Rochester. Among the potential enhancements under consideration is a circulator transit service—a.k.a shuttle buses or streetcars. Listen carefully Rochester…
The potential rewards and benefits of a circulator are enormous. Giving people the ability to move between points of interest without being tied to an automobile will make our region a more attractive location for businesses, residents, and visitors. According to the Center for Transportation Excellence a $10 million investment in public transportation typically results in a $30 million gain in sales for local businesses and more than 570 jobs are created.
But not all circulators are created equal. Rochester tried shuttle buses once before. Remember the EZ Rider? Why were those blue and yellow shuttle buses so unsuccessful? Did they serve the wrong locations? Were they unattractive? Are Rochesterians just too attached to their cars? We don’t believe so. We believe the problem with EZ Rider was that it was only a half-hearted attempt to implement the kind of system this town really needs.
This Monday, 3/22 from 4pm to 6pm,
the City will hold a public meeting to discuss commuting to and traveling within Downtown Rochester. NOW is your chance to contribute something to the future of your city. You don’t get a second chance to show up and help to reconnect Rochester.
Rochester Public Library
Kate Gleason Auditorium
115 South Avenue (Map it )
Park in the Court Street Garage and enter the library on the ground floor. The garage is attached to the library.
Learn more about the Center City Circulator Study
Tags: Center City Circulator Study, Center for Transportation Excellence, City of Rochester, EZ Rider, public meeting, Rochester, Rochester NY, shuttle bus, streetcar, transit, transportation
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