The following is a guest post submitted anonymously with additional photos by Mike Governale
I was near the airport when Vice President Biden’s plane came in a few weeks ago. Held up by a road block, I happened to find myself near a junk yard full of old RTS buses. I knew traffic wouldn’t be moving for a while so I pulled over and got out to take a closer look. It was little bus graveyard…
A barbed wire chain link fence was wide open. On the other side I could see what appeared to be twenty buses parked in rows, two or three deep. Another dozen or so scattered around the perimeter of the yard. Some were resting on the broken asphalt lot. Others nestled in the overgrown grass and weeds.
RTS spokesperson Carole Dowling confirmed for us this lot is used to store retired buses that are in the process of being sold. “We issue an invitation to vendors to submit bids to purchase the retired buses,” Dowling says. “They are typically sold for parts and scrap given their condition, but sometimes they are purchased to be put back into use.”
I wandered around for a bit and noticed several of the buses were open. I got on and snapped a few pics…
Tags: abandoned places, airport, bus, bus graveyard, Greater Rochester International Airport, GRI Airport, mass transit, mass transportation, public transit, public transportation, Regional Transit Service (RTS), Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA), transit, urban exploration
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