Rochesterians happily enjoy the ride to their new bus barn. Bus transit here in our region fell off the wall last night, as Rochester City Council turned our regional transit "agency" loose to construct a 26 bay bus transfer facility downtown. The proposal passed 7-2, one vote short of defeat. Some of us spoke up. It … Continue reading All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men
Herewith, the text of a second communique to City Council members urging that they oppose the downtown bus facility. I keep trying.... We're coming down to the wire now, with the Planning Commission hearing the issue this evening, and the City Council slated to hear the proposal tomorrow evening. I guess I know where I … Continue reading One More (Last?) Time, Part II
Proposed Mortimer Street Transit Center, looking south. I am going to take one more crack at Rochester's ill-conceived $52 million downtown bus barn. I am having a Don Quixote moment - City Council cancelled consideration of this issue until July, and then, suddenly, today rescheduled consideration for next Tuesday. Somebody is getting pretty pushy, … Continue reading One More (Last?) Time
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