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Real-time Bus Tracking Comes to Rochester

Posted by: Bob Williams

The SmartTraveler Plus platform allows transit riders to track, in real time, bus locations along their route of interest.
RGRTA recently unveiled the latest and most visually interactive tool to their ‘Where’s My Bus?’ technology suite external link. The SmartTraveler Plus platform by ACS external link allows the transit rider to track RTS bus locations external link (in real-time) along their route of interest.

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Full Speed Ahead for Rochester’s Intermodal Station

Notes by: Howard Decker

This is one of the architectural alternatives for Rochester's new intermodal rail station. It's a scaled down modern interpretation of the long demolished Union Station by Claude Bragdon.

Where: AMTRAK Station
When: 10:30am, 12.10.12
Who: Congresswoman Lousie Slaughter, NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald, AMTRAK representative Bill Hollister, Mayor Richards, Councilman Miller

What:

Bill Hollister, Principal Officer Policy & Development at Amtrak:

AMTRAK will be owner, operator, and maintainer of the new station. This is a bit of a deviation from our policies nationally, but we have been convinced this is the correct course of action in Rochester.

National annual ridership is currently at 31.2 million, 11.5 million (one third of all national traffic) in NYS, 1.8 million on the Empire line, and 145,00 passengers per year in Rochester, up from 76,000 five years ago. This represents a very substantial increase.

Funding is in place. AMTRAK is ready to move forward.

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