Route 191 Realignment
Rochester Public Transit (RPT) started Route 191 service in October 2018. Data shows Route 191 has lower ridership than what is considered productive transit service for this kind of route. RPT recommends the refinements summarized below to Route 191 to maintain accessibility for riders and improve productivity and cost-effectiveness for funders.
[The 30-day public comment period on this proposed change has closed]
The recommendation focuses fixed route transit service on the highest ridership sections of the existing Route 191. Figure 1 shows the recommended Route 191 operating between the Rochester Public Transit Offices and Rochester Community and Technical College. The recommended Route 191 would continue to operate via 37th Street NW, 41st Street NW, 55th Street NW, West Circle Drive, the Apache Mall, and the Fairgrounds. Bus stops along the recommended Route 191 would be served by one bus per hour in each direction (i.e., 60-minute frequency) from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Figure 2 shows Route 191 as it exists in December 2019.
Figure 1: Proposed Route 191
Please share your comments on the proposed refinement to Route 191 using the link above or via U.S Mail to Route 191 Comments, 4300 E. River Road NE, Rochester MN 55906. Comments will be accepted until Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Figure 2: Existing Route 191