December 22, 2014
RTS will offer free bus rides on New Year’s Eve. The offer is applicable to all routes beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, up until the last lineup, which will depart at 1 a.m.
As of 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, customers will pay regular fare of $1 per ride. January 1 also marks the end of RTS’ ‘fare holiday,’ which provided free trips or transfers from the RTS Transit Center.
RTS schedules and trip planning tools to help residents make their New Year’s Eve travel plans are available at www.myRTS.com, or via Where’s My Bus mobile app for Apple or Android. Download them at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rts-bus-app/id878241942?mt=8 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alesig.rts.
“We’re pleased to provide convenient and safe public transportation as a free service this New Year’s Eve so that local residents can enjoy the many family-friendly activities planned in Downtown Rochester and across our community,” said RTS CEO Bill Carpenter. He added, “When regular fares resume on Jan. 1, at $1 per ride, RTS will continue to be the most convenient and affordable public transit option in New York State.”
Regional Transit Service (RTS) provides public bus transportation service in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Wyoming counties. Recognized as one of the best-run transit systems in the nation, our 900+ employees proudly enjoy serving our customers who count on us for nearly 18.5 million rides each year. A public benefit entity and one of four regional transportation authorities in New York State, RTS is governed by 14 appointer commissioners who represent the City of Rochester, County of Monroe, and the surrounding counties in which RTS provides services. For more information, visit myRTS.com (http://www.myrts.com).
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