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Reconnect Rochester's bus stop cube seats are winning support from the community, including RTS and The Strong Museum of Play.
Posted by: Mike Governale, president and co-founder of Reconnect Rochester

Last month we unveiled an idea to put seating at area bus stops. Our little CUBE seats have since garnered local external link and national external linkattention, and we’ve also been approached by The Harley School, Rochester Community Design Center, and The Strong National Museum of Play about partnering to make this idea a reality! Today, Rochester Transit Service (RTS) official threw their support behind the cubes as well…

In a signed letter, CEO Bill Carpenter says, “The bus stop seating cubes you and your members have designed are truly innovative! We at RTS extend our support as you seek to partner with neighborhood associations and local businesses to obtain approvals and funding to produce and place the cubes in our community.

The letter goes on to suggest that RTS is also aiming to address the issue of seating (and the lack of other amenities) at high traffic bus stops…

Reconnect Rochester's bus stop cube seats are winning support from the community, including RTS and The Strong Museum of Play.

This is a most excellent sign of progress! Let’s keep going, Rochester!

You can help!

If you are part of a community organization that might like to help with this project, please email info@reconnectrochester.org. Or, if you know of a bus stop that could use seating, pin it’s location on this interactive map external link.

Reconnect Rochester is also in the middle of our end-of-year fundraising campaign. If you would like to support our efforts to make Rochester a leading multi-modal community, consider making a one-time or recurring tax-deductible donation today.

And thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!

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