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U.S. Congressional Transportation Tour Coming to Rochester

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chair John Mica will visit Rochester and Cortland on Thursday as part of the field hearings and listening sessionsexternal link being held around the country by the Committee on the next federal transportation bill.

While the hearings are open to the public, testimony is via invitation only. Members of the public will be allowed to bring written testimony to share with staff at the hearing, or mail in their testimony directly to the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. The Rochester hearing was originally scheduled for February; local advocates held their own transportation town hallexternal link to get more inclusive input, and delivered it to Rep. Mica.

Rochester Field Hearing (co-hosted by Rep. Tom Reed)

Thursday, March 24, 9-11am
Rochester International Airport [mapexternal link]
Rochester, NY

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Candidates Square Off on Rochester’s Future

A Blueprint for Rochester's Future: A Community

Mayoral hopefuls Thomas Richards (Democrat), Alex White (Green Party), and William A. Johnson Jr. (Independence and Working Families)
Over 200 people turned out and submitted questions ranging from planning to poverty.

This past Tuesday evening Reconnect Rochester co-sponsored a Mayoral forum on issues related to land use, neighborhood urban planning, transportation, development and revitalization. Bill Johnson, Tom Richards, and Alex White went toe to toe and Rachel Barnhart (WHAM 13 News) moderated.

In all, well over 200 people turned out and submitted questions ranging from planning to poverty. The event was the first extended, in-depth forum of Rochester’s mayoral campaign and was covered by several local news outlets including YNN, WROC, and the D&C.

Now, in the famous words of sportscaster Warner Wolf, “Let’s go to the video tape!” And let us know what you think of the candidates’ responses in the comments section.

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