Is it really worth it?

September 14, 2008

While I do love Rochester and the surrounding area. The bus system still remains to be a major problem. This NY Times article explains how the RTS bus system in Rochester is seeing a surplus despite the weak economy and they recently lowered bus fares from $1.25 to $1.00. However, what I found even more interesting in this article is how they reveal that to reach this feat they had to downsize there service lines. Therefore, If I were to go from my city apartment to RIT in Henrietta. The normal 10-15 minute drive (and 25 minute bike ride) takes 2 hours on a bus! I feel it is really a system that needs to be analyzed again. I’m glad they lowered bus fares, but is it worth it for less bus service?


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