The numbers are in, and out of 950 free fare cards we gave out, 172 were used. That may not seem like a big number, but to us it represents 172 new transit users, on top of tens of thousands of Rochesterians who already choose to go car-free every day. Of course, we think Rochester can do better. And now we’ve got a number to beat next year.a
If you were one of those people who participated, thank you! We can’t explain how much fun we had. You’ll just have to check out the photos below. Special thanks goes to Rick U. at RocPX.com, all our sponsors and volunteers and all the people who sent in pics from their ROC Transit Day adventures…
Some prizes ready to be given away at Main and Clinton. Thanks to Wegmans for the donations!
Mike Governale gives a thumbs up to the #7 bus cruising down Monroe Ave. to Pittsford. Onboard is John Lam of Reconnect Rochester.
Kids from the Monroe YMCA board the bus with Rex Rhino, heading to Sahlen’s Stadium via downtown.
Watch the gap!
The gang arrives at the stadium.
Group shot after the tour.
Waiting for your bus is half the fun when you’re with friends.
A Rochester police officer giving the kids each a free book.
ROC Transit Day put public transit on the front page of the Democrat and Chronicle. That’s something! Great story by Nestor Ramos.
André giving away a prize. Looks like Rhinos tickets!
He’s a one-man gift giving machine!
Elyssia giving away tickets to the Little Theatre!
Bob making friends on the bus. Looks like he still has prizes to give away!
Musician Hieronymus Bogs entertaining transit riders on Main Street.
Hankerin’ Harry belting out an old favorite.
Owen Winter getting some attention at Main and South Ave.
Jeff Bloom filling the Four Corners with music.
Volunteers and transit riders enjoy good conversation and a complimentary beverage at Murphy’s Law! Finally!
GULP GULP GULP 🙂
Mike Governale thanking the volunteers for an incredibly hard days work. He’s forgetting to mention someone, no doubt.
André slammin the sliders.
Photos sent in to us by you…
Sent in by Stefanie Schwingle of Rochester Young Professionals.
Getting that free tote bag and a tasty beverage at Joe Bean Coffee Roasters. Sent in by Stefanie Schwingle of Rochester Young Professionals.
Enjoying the free cookie at Get Caked in Village Gate. Sent in by Stefanie Schwingle of Rochester Young Professionals.
Taking advantage of the discount at the Owl House on Marshall St. Sent in by Stefanie Schwingle of Rochester Young Professionals.
Taking advantage of the terrific deal on sushi at Nikko, downtown! Sent in by Stefanie Schwingle of Rochester Young Professionals.
Photo from ROC Transit Day 2013, sent in by Kevin McBride of Binghamton, NY.
Photo from ROC Transit Day 2013, sent in by Monique Adams of Excellus BCBS.
If you have photos from your ROC Transit Day trip, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to our Facebook page!
ROC Transit Day EVERY Day!
Why not make plans to try transit and leave your car at home tomorrow?