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201 4th Street SE
Room 266
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2000
Fax: 507-328-2727

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Downtown Rochester High Amenity Rapid Transit Route

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The Rochester Downtown Rapid Transit Line will connect riders and commuters to employment and destinations within vibrant Downtown Rochester. So, whether heading to work, school, or someplace special for a night out with friends, count on Rochester’s first rapid transit line to get you there.

The City of Rochester, Minnesota, is currently in project development for the Downtown Rochester High-Amenity Rapid Transit (RT) Line, formerly referred to as the Circulator. The RT Line will be a quality downtown public transportation service for residents, commuters, businesses, patients, students, and visitors. The route will support economic development, livability goals, along with transportation goals to downtown Rochester for both the City of Rochester and Destination Medical Center (DMC) districts.

This page will serve as the start page for all future inquires and information.

ROCOG Long Range Transportation Plan 

Rochester Olmsted Council of Governments (ROCOG) is proposing to amend its 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. This amendment will include the new City of Rochester/DMC Rapid Transit system serving downtown Rochester. The public input period begins on March 23, 2020. This input period will end at noon on April 22, 2020, when ROCOG will hold a public hearing on this amendment to its plan. Please visit the ROCOG webpage to view the amendment and to learn about several ways to provide input on the amendment. The webpage will also provide up-to-date information on any changes to this process warranted by COVID-19 protocol.