Community Participation is Key to Transit Plan Update
Rochester Public Transit (RPT) is currently updating its Transit Development Plan (TDP). The plan will guide service expansion and capital improvements for the next 5-7 years. The TDP planning process addresses system performance, demographics, growth patterns, and other features of the community.
RPT has finished the data gathering phase and is now focused on development of recommendations. These recommendations will address: the design of future routes; service standards; vehicles; stations; new technology; staffing; and finances. The design of routes, service frequency and hours of service are usually of greatest interest to the public. The recommendations will be presented first in draft form for review by elected officials and the public in late May or early June.
A final draft for the City Council to consider should be ready in late August or early September. Implementation of the final plan would begin in the fall of 2016 and continue through 2017, and even beyond for very complex projects. Watch rptride.com for announcements about these route changes as they approach