Bus Rapid Transit Events Seek to Highlight Planned System Features – Post Bulletin

ROCHESTER – Plans for Rochester’s bus rapid transit system will be highlighted at a series of upcoming events.

The system, known as Link Rapid Transit, involves a 2.8-mile project along portions of Second Street Southwest, Second Street Southeast and Third Avenue Southeast, with seven dedicated stations.

Planned City and Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency events will provide background information on the project, focusing on the expected unique benefits of the planned high-frequency, high-convenience system to begin operations from 2026.

Here are the upcoming events:

  • An open house at 5 p.m. on April 12 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 Third Ave. SE, will feature a brief presentation with a Q&A session. Staff from the Rochester Department of Public Works will also be on hand to share information regarding the reconstruction of Ninth Street this summer.
  • A walking tour of the Southeast Station area will take place at 5 p.m. on April 19 at Riverside Elementary School, 506 Fifth Ave. SE. The tour will depart at 5:15 PM and will include the location of the proposed east end of the route.
  • A bus tour of the planned route will take place at 5 p.m. on April 26, from the city-county government center, 201 Fourth St. SE. The rolling circuit will leave by RPT bus at 5:15 p.m. and will cover the entire length of the route.

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