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Transit and the Total Eclipse

March 25, 2024

Update 3/25/24: Commuter routes 91 Newark/Lyons and 92 Hilton/Hamlin will not operate on Monday, April 8th due to traffic forecasts predicting 2-5 hour delays on expressways caused by the Eclipse. All other RTS routes will be running regular service.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

Per Monroe County, our area is expecting 300,000 to 500,000 visitors to view the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. "That many additional people in our area could cause significant traffic delays [...] and make getting from one place to another this day a big hassle."

RTS is running its regular service on April 8. But, as CEO Miguel Velazquez points out, "It's hard to predict how [traffic and] buses are going to run that day. Based on the traffic, it's expected it's going to be heavy, so we ask customers to plan ahead." Read more in this 13 Wham story. 

To view the eclipse at a local park, take the Route 22 Lake to Ontario Beach Park; Routes 13 South, 14 Marketplace or 41 Culver-Goodman Crosstown to Highland Park; or the Route 16 Genesee to Genesee Valley Park.  For viewing safety tips, visit

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