Rochester's Regional Transit Service has spent this year so far working on a plan for the future of RTS bus routes. Today it released that plan, saying the goal is to cut ten percent of the travel time between the ten most traveled destinations.
RTS wants to streamline its routes, cut back on runs that wander over a wide area, and focus on its most-traveled corridors. A consultant's report also says the Rochester area needs more crosstown routes, so riders don't have to go downtown and switch buses to reach their final destination.
The heaviest-use routes should see a bus going by every 15 minutes during rush hours.
The report is based on the results of numerous community hearings, surveys taken on buses and comments collected by the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority.