Rochester is a unique city that requires a unique approach to travel demand management. Since the invention of the automobile, cities around the world have tried unsuccessfully to build their way out of traffic congestion by building more and wider roads. Rochester is taking a different approach. Based on best practices and lessons learned from other cities, Rochester is building a multi-modal transportation system that is integrated, coordinated, and sustainable for decades to come.

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The DMC Development Plan introduced a transportation vision and 10 Transit Principles that will guide transportation planning. This plan is not, however, a blueprint for transit development. The City of Rochester's Integrated Transit Studies are working to vet and update the concepts and assumptions made in the DMC Plan. Public engagement is an important component of the Integrated Transit Studies. Broad community perspective on transportation ideas and alternatives will be critical to achieving the modal shift from cars to transit, walking, and bicycling that is necessary to realize the DMC vision. Upon the completion of the studies in December 2017, projects will be able to advance to the design phase.

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The Integrated Transit Studies have reached their first milestone and consultants have reported on their initial findings. The second of four Public Conversations regarding these studies is happening on May 30, 2017. The purpose of Public Conversation #2 is for the community to learn about the progress of studies, provide input on the work-to-date, and collaborate to identify which outcomes and components will improve user experience.