December 08, 2016 07:29 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- Since Rochester City Lines stopped their commuter route from Le Roy and Grand Meadow to Rochester in 2014, the demand has not stopped. Le Roy has tried a couple options, but it thinks their new bus service is the key to meeting that demand.
"It was a nice grassroots effort – It just proves you only need a handful of people," said Axel Gumbel who is part of Le Roy’s Economic Development Authority.
With a loan from the city, Le Roy’s EDA purchased a bus that makes round trips to Rochester; which started on December 1st. It makes one stop in Grand Meadow before making two stops in Rochester; one at the south Walmart and another downtown.
A couple big factors: The current the demand and the expected growth because of the Destination Medical Center plan.
Transportation has played a big role in the DMC plan. Rochester Public Transit is in the middle of a five-year development plan and it expects to double its usage in the upcoming years.
According to Nick Lemmer, with Rochester’s Transit and Parking Division, not only will RPT increase its routes on the most popular routes but also increase the number of buses using the park and ride options to help with commuters.
Almost an hour away, back in the small town of Le Roy… they too are thinking big in the midst of DMC.
"These people have to live somewhere and so I want this community to be an attractive option,” Gumbel said.
Created: December 08, 2016 07:29 PM
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