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Public Conversation #3 - Downtown Rochester Integrated Transit Studies

  • Date: 04/23/2018 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Mayo Civic Center
    30 Civic Center Drive SE
    Rochester, Minnesota 55904
  • Introduction: Join us to continue the conversation on the future of transportation in downtown Rochester.

The Rochester community is called upon to help shape the future of transportation in Downtown Rochester. On April 23, 2018 Integrated Transit Study consultants will host the Public Conversation Session #3 to share their findings and recommendations with the public and listen to the thoughts of attendees on transportation in Downtown Rochester. “Broad community perspective on transportation ideas and alternatives is critical to successfully achieving the modal shift from cars to transit, walking, and bicycling that is necessary to realize the DMC Vision,” said Richard Freese, Director the City of Rochester Public Works Department.

Public Conversation Session #3
Monday, April 23
Open House from 4:00 - 7:00pm
5:30pm: Remarks from Steve Rymer, Rochester City Administrator and Lisa Clarke, Executive Director, DMC EDA
Mayo Civic Center, Suite 102/103 (30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904)

Options for Remote Participation in Public Conversation #3

  • Public Conversation Session materials will be available at the morning of Monday, April 23.
  • Join the #DTRochITS conversation LIVE on Facebook (@RochesterMNPublicWorksDepartment). Tune in during the event to learn more about the Downtown Rochester Integrated Transit Studies.
  • Online comments for Public Conversation #3 will be received through Friday, May 4. Online forms will be available at

Click here for the event flier.

A quorum of the Common Council and other City and County Commissions may be present at this event but no official business will take place.

What are the Integrated Transit Studies?

The DMC plan was not a blueprint but a concept for future development. The DMC plan was based on a high level assessment of conceptual needs and feasibility. The Integrated Transit Studies are refining the concepts identified in the plan. Specifically, the integrated transit studies will:

  • Explore how the DMC concepts can be built within public right of way with minimal impact to adjacent private property
  • Determine the most cost-effective use of public dollars to realize the DMC’s transportation vision
  • Allow additional opportunity for public agencies, property owners, businesses and residents to participate in the development of alternatives to implement the DMC plan concepts
  • Lay the ground work to seek federal funding for some of these projects 


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