Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

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Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
(Regional Transit Service)
RGRTA RTS logo 2014.jpeg
Slogan Enjoy the Ride
Founded 1967
Headquarters Rochester, New York
Chief Executive Officer Bill Carpenter

The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) is a public benefit organization headquartered in Rochester, New York providing transportation services for the eight counties in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. The counties receiving service include Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. RGRTA was formed on August 1, 1970 by a state government act creating three similar agencies for Albany, Buffalo, and Syracuse.

On August 18, 2014, the authority refreshed their branding with a new, unified logo, and having all bus subsidiaries operate under a consistent "RTS" banner, with the county of the service following. The Lift-Line subsidiary was rebranded as RTS-Access.

The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority is governed by a fourteen member Board of Commissioners. The board is comprised of four members representing Monroe County, three of the City of Rochester, one representing each of Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and a non-voting member of the ATU Local 282.

History

  • 1969: Statewide legislation creates the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. The city of Rochester transfers ownership of assets to the RGRTA, with the RGRTA creating the subsidiary Regional Transit Service.
  • 1971: Rochester's first park-and-ride service begins at Suburban Plaza in Henrietta. Batavia Bus Service (BBS) joins the authority.
  • 1980: Wayne Area Transportation Service (WATS) joins the authority.
  • 1985: Lift Line para-transit subsidiary created.
  • 1986: Livingston Area Transportation Service (LATS) joins the authority.
  • 1993: Wyoming Transit Service (WYTS) joins the authority.
  • 2003: Orleans Transit Service (OTS) joins the authority.
  • 2004: Seneca Transit Service (STS) joins the authority.
  • 2006: "One Fare-One Zone" fare structure debuts, and tokens are history. In addition, the Freedom Pass debuts.
  • 2008: Regional Transit Service lowers their boarding fare to $1.00, per boarding.
  • 2009: Regional Transit Service adopts a bus naming program, in which new buses are named after selected employees children or grandchildren.
  • 2014: Ontario county County Area Transit Service joins the authority from a county service contracted out to MV Transportation. RGRTA remains in name, but all services adopt the Regional Transit Service (RTS) name. A new logo is also added for a consistent branding. In November, the RTS Transit Center opens in Downtown Rochester, removing Main Street (between St. Paul and Clinton Sts.) as the official transfer point between buses.

Source(s): [1]

Regional Transit Service (RTS Monroe)

Logo after August, 2014.
Logo before August, 2014.
Parent company logo until August, 2014.

Being the largest subsidiary of RGRTA, Regional Transit Service (RTS Monroe) provides transportation services for Rochester and Monroe County, New York. It was created in place of the Rochester Transit Corporation (RTC) and the services that the city took over from the RTC after announcing bankruptcy.

Bus Routes

All buses (unless noted) operate from the RTS Transit Center located north of Main Street between Clinton and St Paul Streets in Downtown Rochester, since November 28, 2014.

On January 2, 2017, Regional Transit Service spun off their "Limited" services and renamed them as "Roc-It" (a play on the word "rocket") routes, stressing faster trip times, making limited stops along the route.[2] With this change, the new routes have seperate schedules from the regular service.

On June 26, 2017, RTS Genesee and RTS Wyoming switched to a new route numbering system to identify its routes. It is the first step in creating connectivity between the RTS agencies, with integrated services between Attica and Batavia, and Arcade and Batavia. Other regional subsidiaries will experience changes in the fall schedule change of 2017.

On July 31, 2017, RTS Ontario and RTS Seneca saw changes in route numbers to their present route structure, to be in line with other peer agencies move to regionalize the RTS route structure. In addition, lower Seneca County service to Ovid is discontinued.

On September 5, 2017, RTS Orleans and RTS Wayne will have changes in route numbers and new routes to their present system. RTS Orleans will reinstate past service from Albion into Batavia, in addition to new service to Lyndonville. RTS Wayne will implement new services from Newark to Geneva, and Newark to Canandaigua.

Route Route name Area served Notes
1 Lake Ave Lake Avenue, Kodak Loop, Port of Rochester, Charlotte, Shorewinds Nursing Home
  • most buses depart from bay 3 at the RTS Transit Center
3 Lyell N Plymouth, Lyell; Long Pond Road, Unity Hospital, Mall at Greece Ridge Center or Howard Road, Walmart (Chili Av)
  • most buses depart from bay 7 at the RTS Transit Center
4 Genesee Main St, Genesee, Woodbine, Elmwood, Strong Hospital, Unity Health
  • most buses depart from bay 5 at the RTS Transit Center
5 MCC Downtown Shuttle between RTS Transit Center and MCC Downtown Campus on State Street
  • Service becomes effective September 4, 2017.
6 Jefferson Main St, Ford, Dr. Samuel McCree Way, Jefferson Ave, Brooks Ave, Monroe County Airport, Wegmans Distribution Center
  • most buses depart from bay 11 at the RTS Transit Center
8 Chili Chili Avenue
  • most buses depart from bay 15 at the RTS Transit Center
9 Jay/Maple Jay Street or Maple Street, Mt Read Blvd, Buffalo Road, Gates Business Park, Westmar Plaza, Rochester Technology Park
  • most buses depart from bay 19 at the RTS Transit Center
10 Dewey Dewey Ave, Maiden Lane, Mt Read, Dorsey, Dewey to Britton to Northgate Plaza. Some trips continue English Road to Affinity Orchard Place, others loop over Dewey, Latta, Hampton, Denise, Frogham, Britton.
  • most buses depart from bay 23 at the RTS Transit Center
13 Edison Main, Plymouth, Lyell, Emerson, Norman, Lexington, Lee, Emerson to Mt Read Blvd.
  • most buses depart from bay 7 at the RTS Transit Center
14 West Ridge/East Ridge Main, Lake (limited stops), Ridge Road, Greece Ridge Center, Elm Ridge Center, Ridgemount Plaza, Creek House Commons
  • most buses depart from bay 1 at the RTS Transit Center
15 Latta Ridge, Portland, Norton, Ridge or Main, Lake, Ridge; Long Pond Road, Ridgemont Plaza, Elmridge Center, and Creek House Commons
  • most buses depart from bay 11 at the RTS Transit Center
16 Emerson/Driving Park Main, Broad, Lyell, Myrtle, Otis, Santee, Emerson, Curlew, Lexington, Wren, Driving Park Avenue, Lake or La Grange, Ridgeway, Mt Read, Foodlink.
  • most buses depart from bay 14 at the RTS Transit Center
19 Plymouth Main, Fitzhugh, Adams, Clarissa, Exchange, Ford, Plymouth, Genesee, Elmwood, University of Rochester, Elmwood avenue, Strong Hospital Loop
  • most buses depart from bay 1 at the RTS Transit Center
23 Jefferson Road
  • Split from route 24 August 31, 2015.
  • most buses depart from the "way shelter" on Mortimer at the RTS Transit Center
24 Marketplace St Paul, South, Mt Hope, Rustic Village, Crittenden, West Henrietta Road, Marketplace Mall. Some trips continue to RIT and Scottsville via Jefferson, Perkins and East River Road. Some other trips operate via Jefferson, Winton, Calkins and East Henrietta Road to Marketplace.
  • most buses depart from the "way shelter" on Mortimer at the RTS Transit Center
  • August 31, 2015: Jefferson Road service will become new route 23 Jefferson Road.
  • August 31, 2015: Calkins Road service will become new route 83 Calkins Road.
  • August 31, 2015: new limited-stop service will be implemented between Downtown Rochester and Marketplace Mall as new route 124 Marketplace Limited.
25 Thurston/MCC West Main, Genesee, Arnett, Thurston, Brooks, Genesee, Elmwood, W. Henrietta, Westfall, E. Henrietta, MCC.
  • service begins May 4, 2015.
  • most buses will depart from bay 9 at the RTS Transit Center
28 Genesee Park/Strong Main, Chili or West Ave, Genesee Pk Blvd, Elmwood Avenue, Strong Hospital
  • most buses depart from bay 15 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 8.
31 Park Avenue Main, East, Alexander, Park Avenue, Colby, East Avenue, Winton. Some night trips extend over East Avenue to Nazareth College.
  • most buses depart from bay 12 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 1.
33 Goodman Main, N Goodman, Kings Highway and Titus Avenue
  • most buses depart from bay 20 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 3.
34 and 134 Hudson and Hudson Limited Main, Hudson Avenue, Norton, Carter, Ridge, Hudson to Irondequoit Plaza. Some trips bypass Norton, Carter, Ridge loop and operate straight Hudson to Hudson Ridge Towers.
  • most buses depart from bay 10 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 4.
35 St Paul Blvd St Paul Blvd, Seneca Park Zoo, Titus, Cooper Road, St Paul Blvd, Summerville Loop
  • most buses depart from bay 17 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 5.
36 Clifford Main, North St, Clifford Avenue, Culver, Waring
  • most buses depart from bay 18 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 6
37 Clinton North Clinton, Rogers Parkway, Titus Ave, Cooper Road.
  • most buses depart from bay 21 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 7.
38 East Main East Main Street to Winton. Alternating trips continue Merchants, Farmington, Winton; or Winton, Blossom, 590, Browncroft, Landing Heights, Browncroft to Winton.
  • most buses depart from bay 8 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 8
39 Bay/Webster Main Street, Union-Niagara-Bay or Main-Webster-Bay to Culver Road. Some alternate weekday trips operate via College and Goodman
  • most buses depart from bay 14 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 9.
40 Portland Main, Portland, Ridge, Culver Road to Seabreeze Park.
  • most buses depart from bay 4 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 10.
41 Joseph St. Paul, Joseph Avenue, Ridge, to Walmart (Hudson-Irondequoit)
  • most buses depart from bay 13 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 11.
42 Parsells Main, N Goodman, Parsells, Culver Road, Empire Blvd. to Baytowne Plaza
  • most buses depart from bay 24 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 2.
45 South Avenue South Avenue, Elmwood, Mt Hope, East Henrietta Road, MCC
  • most buses depart from bay 22 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 5.
47 Monroe South, Monroe, Pittsford Road to Pittsford Loop. Some trips short-turn via Edgewood, French, Winton and Westfall.
  • most buses depart from bay 6 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 7.
48 University Main, University Avenue, Culver, Humboldt, Winton, Elmwood, Strong Hospital and University of Rochester. Night trips operate Humboldt, Winton, Blossom, 590, Merchants and Winton to Humboldt.
  • most buses depart from bay 26 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 18/19.
50 MCC South Ave, Mount Hope Avenue, Crittenden Road, MCC
  • most buses depart from "way shelter" on Mortimer Street at the RTS Transit Center
51 S Clinton South Clinton, Loehmanns Plaza
  • most buses depart from bay 16 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously part of route 11.
53 S Goodman South Clinton, South Goodman, Rochester Psychiatric Center
  • Split from route 51 August 31, 2015.
  • most buses depart from bay 16 at the RTS Transit Center
55 MCC Brighton
  • Service becomes effective September 4, 2017.
  • Replaces route 50 service.
57 East Avenue East Avenue, Nazareth College, St John Fisher College
  • most buses depart from bay 19 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously route 17.
59 MCC Connector Direct service between MCC Downtown and MCC Brighton
81 Fairport East Avenue, East Rochester, Fairport
  • most buses depart from bay 24 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously route 21.
82 Penfield East Avenue, Penfield Road, Penfield
  • most buses depart from "way shelter" on Mortimer Street at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously route 22.
81/82E Fairport-
Penfield
combination of route 81-82, during weekday middays; also operates via East Avenue, instead of express
  • most buses depart from gates 18 or 24 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously route 21/22.
83 Calkins Road
  • Split from route 24 August 31, 2015.
  • most buses depart from the "way shelter" on Mortimer at the RTS Transit Center
84 Perinton-Bushnells Basin-Eastview Mall
  • Split from route 102 April 4, 2016.
  • most buses depart from "way shelter" on Mortimer Street at the RTS Transit Center.
101 Avon East Henrietta Road, West Henrietta Road, Rush, Honeoye Falls, Lima, East Avon
  • most buses depart from bay 23 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously route 91.
102 Perinton/Bushnells Bason Bushnells Basin, Eastview Mall, Perinton, Macedon, Palmyra, Newark and Lyons
  • most buses depart from "way shelter" on Mortimer Street at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously route 92.
103 Webster Clifford, Empire Boulevard, Webster
  • most buses depart from bay 18 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously route 30.
104 Brockport Rochester Tech Park, Spencerport, Brockport, SUNY Brockport
  • most buses depart from bay 13 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously route 20.
106 Hilton West Ridge Road, Clarkson, Hamlin, Hilton
  • most buses depart from bay 17 at the RTS Transit Center
  • previously route 96.
124 Marketplace ROC-it
  • Split from route 24 August 31, 2015.
  • most buses depart from the "way shelter" on Mortimer at the RTS Transit Center
  • Originally 124-Marketplace Limited. Renamed a ROC-it route January 2, 2017.
145 South Av. ROC-it
  • Split from route 45 April 4, 2016.
  • Supplements service on route 45, with faster service between Downtown Rochester and Monroe Community Hospital, and will offer more trips to Monroe Community Hospital.
  • Originally 145 South Av. Limited. Renamed a ROC-it route January 2, 2017.
150 Dewey ROC-it Dewey Avenue, Walmart
  • most buses depart from bay 23 at the RTS Transit Center
  • pilot route, beginning May 4, 2015
  • Originally 150-Dewey Limited. Renamed a ROC-it route January 2, 2017.
155 MCC Brighton ROC-it
  • Service becomes effective September 4, 2017.
  • New route offering limited stop service variation for route 55 (previously route 50) trips.
163 Lyell ROC-it Lyell Avenue, Long Pond Road, Greece Ridge Center
  • most buses depart from bay 7 at the RTS Transit Center
  • supplements route 3 Lyell service into Greece-Ridge Center weekdays. Buses scheduled to operate approximately once hourly during daytime hours.
  • Originally 163-Lyell Limited. Renamed a ROC-it route January 2, 2017.
179 Nazareth/RIT
  • Shuttle service (Saturdays only during semester, between Nazareth and RIT.
201 Albion-Medina
  • Operated by RTS-Orleans.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
202 Medina-Albion
  • Operated by RTS-Orleans.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
  • Lyndonville spur eliminated August 20, 2018.
203 Albion-Batavia via NY 98
  • Operated by RTS-Orleans.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
  • Two round-trips each Thursday. Interlines with route 204.
204 Albion-Brockport
  • Operated by RTS-Orleans.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
  • Two round-trips each Thursday. Interlines with route 203.
205 Albion-Medina
(Saturday)
  • Operated by RTS-Orleans.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
210 Batavia Loop (Saturday) Clockwise loop in Batavia
  • Operated by RTS-Genesee.
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
211 City of Batavia
  • Operated by RTS-Genesee
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
  • On April 1, 2019, service combined with route 212 to operate as a single route, on a straighter line, instead of a loop.
213 GCC Express AM & PM trips serving GCC via city of Batavia
  • Operated by RTS-Genesee
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
214 Leroy Shuttle Shuttle between Leroy and Batavia via NY 5
  • Operated by RTS-Genesee
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
  • On April 1, 2019, service extended west of City Center to shopping areas, eliminating transfers to either route 211 or 212 buses.
215 Wednesday Night Loop Loop in Batavia operates first Wednesday of month during GCC academic year
  • Operated by RTS-Genesee
  • Effective September 6, 2017.
215 Friday Night Fun Run Loop in Batavia operates Fridays during GCC academic year
  • Operated by RTS-Genesee
  • Effective August 27, 2017.
215 Sunday 34 Rush Run Loop in Batavia operates Sundays during GCC academic year
  • Operated by RTS-Genesee
  • Effective August 27, 2017.
221 Village of Warsaw Shuttle between various points in Warsaw
  • Operated by RTS-Wyoming
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
222 Arcade-Batavia NY 77, NY 354, NY 98
  • Operated by RTS-Wyoming
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
  • Two round-trips each Tuesday and Thursday morning.
  • December, 2019, service changed from Arcade to Warsaw as origination point. Customers would use Warsaw as a connecting point between routes.
223 Arcade Commuter-Warsaw NY 39, NY 19A
  • Operated by RTS-Wyoming
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
224 Warsaw-Arcade Warsaw, Bliss, Arcade, Chaffee, North Java, Warsaw
  • Operated by RTS-Wyoming
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
225 Service to SASI
  • Operated by RTS-Wyoming
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
226 Warsaw-Silver Springs-Castile-Pike
  • Operated by RTS-Wyoming
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
227 Warsaw-Perry
  • Operated by RTS-Wyoming
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
228 Warsaw-Wyoming NY 19
  • Operated by RTS-Wyoming
  • Operates by dial-a-ride (reservation) only.
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
229 Attica-Warsaw US 20A, NY 98, NY 238, US 20A
  • Operated by RTS-Wyoming
  • Effective June 26, 2017.
unnumbered Arcade Shopping Shuttle operates Tuesdays and Thursdays within Arcade
  • Operated by RTS-Wyoming
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
231 Mt Morris - Dansville - Nunda - Mt Morris
  • Operated by RTS-Livingston
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
232 Mt Morris - Geneseo - Avon - Mt Morris
  • Operated by RTS-Livingston
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
242 Mt Morris - Dansville - Sparta - Mt Morris
  • Operated by RTS-Livingston
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
243 Dansville - Mount Morris - Avon - Geneseo
  • Operated by RTS-Livingston
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
250 Canandaigua North circulator route within North Canandaigua
  • Operated by RTS-Ontario
  • Effective July 31, 2017.
252 Canandaigua South circulator route within South Canandaigua
  • Operated by RTS-Ontario
  • Effective July 31, 2017.
253 Canandaigua to Eastview Mall (Victor) shuttle between Canandaigua and Eastview Mall via NY 332 and village of Victor
  • Operated by RTS-Ontario
  • Effective July 31, 2017.
254 Canandaigua-Geneva (via 5 & 20) NY 5 and US 20
  • Operated by RTS-Ontario
  • Effective July 31, 2017.
255 Canandaigua-Geneva (via 21 & 96) NY 21 and NY 96
  • Operated by RTS-Ontario
  • Effective July 31, 2017.
261 Geneva circulator route within Geneva
  • Operated by RTS-Ontario
  • Effective July 31, 2017.
Geneva Shopping Service shuttle service between apartment complexes and Walmart, BJ's, Tops and Wegmans in Geneva
  • Operated by RTS-Ontario
  • Operates Tuesdays and Thursdays only
  • Effective July 31, 2017.
280 Del Lago Twice daily shuttle service from Seneca Falls to Del Lago Resort and Casino
  • Operated by RTS-Seneca
  • Effective July 31, 2017.
281 Seneca Falls-Waterloo-Geneva
  • Operated by RTS-Seneca
  • Effective July 31, 2017.
282 Seneca Falls-Geneva-Waterloo
  • Operated by RTS-Seneca
  • Effective July 31, 2017.
290 Lyons to Canandaigua
  • Operated by RTS-Ontario/RTS-Wayne.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
293 Canandaigua to Lyons
  • Operated by RTS-Ontario/RTS-Wayne.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
296 Lyons to Geneva
  • Operated by RTS-Ontario/RTS-Wayne.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
298 Geneva to Lyons
  • Operated by RTS-Ontario/RTS-Wayne.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
302, 303,
304, 305,
306, 307
Wayne County Loops
  • Operated by RTS-Wayne.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
307B, 308 Newark to Webster
  • Operated by RTS-Wayne.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.
331 Route 331 Shuttle via NY 31
  • Operated by RTS-Wayne.
  • Effective September 5, 2017.

Active fleet

At the present time, RGRTA utilizes approximately 220 transit buses from the following manufacturers: Gillig and New Flyer Industries. In late-2019, the Nova Bus brand rejoined their fleet, although with their LFS model, instead of the Classic. All buses currently in service are equipped ADA accessible with low floors and wheelchair ramps.

Many of the buses did not follow a typical numbering scheme, however, buses in the 300-series are generally 60-ft buses, and later model 40-ft (1200-, 1300-, 1400-, 1600- and 1800-series) buses' first two digits typically point to the the last two digits of the build year.

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
361-370 2010 NFI D60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R
371-390 2013 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R
501-550 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 509-a.jpg 2009 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
721-739 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 721-a.jpg 2006 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R In process of retiring.
  • 726, 728, 736 and 739 are retired.
751-772 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 772-b.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
901-921 2011 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
1291-1295 2012 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
  • 2011 models.
  • 1291 is painted in the new RTS green and blue livery as part of the rebrand campaign.
1301-1333 2013 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R 2012 models.
1401-1419 2014 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R 2013 models.
1601-1621 2016 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
  • Two sets of exercised options following the firm order of buses 1301-1333.
    • 1601-1610 are part of the second order of options and were delivered in late-winter to spring of 2016.
    • 1611-1621 are part of the third order of options and were delivered in summer 2016.[3]
1801-1815 2017 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 TBD
  • Exercised options.[4]
  • In the new livery
1901-1910 April 2019 Nova Bus LFS First order of Nova LFS buses.
  • Diesel buses.
  • Pilot (test) bus delivered on April 8, 2019. Remainder (for a total of 10 buses) due in fall of 2019.
  • Entered service in Fall 2019

On Order

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(25 buses) 2021/2022 Nova Bus LFS
(25 buses) 2022/2023 Nova Bus LFS Diesel buses.[5]
(14 buses) 2023/2024 Nova Bus LFS Diesel buses.[6]

Retired Fleet

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Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
90 1960 GMC SDM-4501 Detroit Diesel 6V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Empire Trailways WN190; bought in 1970.
91-92 1961 GMC SDM-4501 Detroit Diesel 6V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Empire Trailways WN191-192; bought in 1970.
93-94 1966 GMC SDM-4502 Detroit Diesel 6V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Empire Trailways WN193-194; bought in 1970.
95-96 1973 GMC S6H-4504A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
101-117 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 107-a.jpg 1986 Flxible Metro "A"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
101-115 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 112-a.jpg 2000 NABI 40-LFW
(040.12)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
121-134 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 132-a.jpg 2002 NABI 40-LFW
(040.12)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R
201-211 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 203-a.jpg 10/1988 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Retired in 2005.
221-225 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 223-a.jpg 2002 MCI D4000 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
231-236 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 234-a.jpg 2002 NABI 40-LFW
(040.12)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R Suburban configuration; no rear door.
301-317 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 303-a.jpg 1984 MAN SG-310 MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874B
321-330 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 322-a.jpg 2000 NFI D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
341-345 1999 NFI D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
351-360 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 353-a.jpg 1997-1999 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
401-437 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 434-a.jpg 1975 GMC S8H-5304A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
401-410 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 409-a.jpg 1995 Nova Bus Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Suburban configuration.
501-506 1970 Flxible 111CD-D5-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
507-577 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 547-a.jpg 1970 Flxible 111CD-D5 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison 530, 560, 569, 572 and 575 to Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority 301-305 in 1987.
501-522 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 505-a.jpg 1990 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1991 models.
551-555 1992 BIA Orion V CNG
(05.501)
Cummins L10G To Central New York Regional Transportation Authority 5510, 5520, 5530, 5540 and 5550.
601-619 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 605-a.jpg 1976 GMC T6H-5308A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
601-624 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 610-a.jpg 1995 Nova Bus Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R5
651-685 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 683-b.jpg 1996 Nova Bus Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R5 1995 models.
701-735 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 716-a.jpg 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-603)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
701-708 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 703-a.jpg 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
751, 758,
768, 772
1986 BIA Orion I
(01.508)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747 Ex-Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority 751, 758, 768, 772.
801-859 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 815-a.jpg 1982 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
801-822 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 808-a.jpg 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
  • Suburban configuration.
  • Retired between 2016-2018.
901-935 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 923-a.jpg 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
1001-1014 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 1001-a.jpg 1990 BIA Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748 1002 and 1014 to Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2060 and 2061 in 2005.
1101-1129 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 1115-a.jpg 1993 BIA Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
1151-1155 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 1153-b.jpg 1993 BIA Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
1201-1215 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 1205-a.jpg 1998 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
1251-1283 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 1279-b.jpg 2000 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
1401-1421 Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority 1421-a.jpg 1999 ElDorado National Transmark RE

RTS Regional and other subsidiaries

RTS Access

logo until August 18, 2014

RTS Access (formerly LiftLine) is the provider of paratransit services of the RGRTA. RTS Access operates with smaller, cutaway style buses.

LiftLine was created in 1985, and presently operates 46 buses.

Fares

RTS Access operates with a distance-based fare structure, unlike its peer subsidiaries, which charge a flat fee.

Distance Fare charged
1 mile (or less) from origin $1.50
1-3 miles $1.75
3-20 miles $2.00
over 20 miles $4.00
same-day service $6.00 (plus distance charges)
supplemental-area service $6.00 (plus distance charges)

Active bus fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired bus fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
811-812,
814-824
830-834
2008 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E-350

Phoenix

9813, 9818
9827-9829
2008 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E-350

Phoenix

  • 9818 VIN 1FD3E35PX8DB56326
  • 9827 VIN 1FD3E35P08DB56335
9900-9901,
9904-9905,
9908,
9910-9911,
9913-9915,
9917
2009 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E-350

Phoenix

  • 9904 VIN 1FDEE35P69DA80890
  • 9910 VIN 1FDEE35P79DA80896
  • 9914 VIN 1FDEE35P59DA80900

RTS Genesee

logo until August 18, 2014

RTS Genesee (previously Batavia Bus Service or B-Line) services the city of Batavia and select parts of Genesee County, New York.

Batavia Bus Service joined RGRTA in 1971, and presently operates 10 buses.

Effective June 26, 2017, RTS-Genesee began using a route numbering scheme for its routes. See the RTS route list for details.

Bus Fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
9930-9934 2009 Ford E-450
  • 9930 VIN 1FDFE45P19DA24804
  • 9931 VIN 1FDFE45P39DA24805
  • 9933 VIN 1FDFE45P79DA24807
  • 9934 VIN 1FDFE45P79DA24808

RTS Livingston

logo until August 18, 2014

RTS Livingston (previously Livingston Area Transportation Service) services Livingston County, New York.

LATS joined RGRTA in 1986, and presently operates 24 buses.

Bus Routes

Route Terminals Map
1 Dansville Caledonia
2 Mt. Morris
Perry
Dansville
3 Mt. Morris Dansville
4 Geneseo Dansville
5 Avon Loop
6 Avon Dansville
SUNY Geneseo

Bus Fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1058 2010 IC Bus
9939 2009 Ford E-450

RTS Ontario

logo until August 18, 2014

RTS Ontario (previously Ontario County Area Transit System, or "CATS") services the cities of Canandaigua and Geneva, and surrounding Ontario County, New York. Services prior to August 18, 2017 were operated by MV Transportation for Ontario County.[7]

Ontario County Area Transit System joined RGRTA on August 1, 2014. The service operates approximately 38 buses.

Effective July 31, 2017, RTS-Ontario will begin using a new route numbering scheme for its routes. See the RTS route list for details.

Former bus routes

Route Terminals Map
1 Geneva
2 Canandaigua
3 Canandaigua-Victor Canandaigua Victor
4 Canandaigua-Geneva
via 5 & 20
Canandaigua Geneva
5 Canandaigua-Geneva
via 21 & 96
Canandaigua Geneva
6 Flex Canandaigua-Naples Canandaigua Naples
Connections to other agencies

RTS Ontario connects to the following agencies: RTS Seneca, Yates Transit Service, Greyhound and Trailways of New York at Geneva Transfer Center; and RTS Monroe at Eastview Mall.

Bus Fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
9932
9965, 9974 2009 Ford

ElDorado

E-450

?

  • 9965 VIN # 1FDFE45P49DA03171, retired May, 2017.
  • 9974 VIN # 1FDFE45P29DA18625, retired August, 2019.

RTS Orleans

logo until August 18, 2014

RTS Orleans (previously Orleans Transit Service) services Orleans County, New York.

Orleans Transit Service was established in 2003, and presently operates with six buses.

Effective September 5, RTS Orleans will introduce new services and route numbers on their routes.

Former bus routes
Route Terminals serving Notes
Albion-Medina Walmart (Albion) Walmart (Medina) shuttle service between Albion and Medina via NY 31
Albion Loop circulator route within Albion
Medina Loop circulator route within Medina
Albion-Barre-Elba-Batavia shuttle service to Batavia, connecting with B-Line bus service
Medina-Albion-Holley-Clarendon-Brockport shuttle service to Brockport, connecting to RTS service to Rochester
Brockport circulator route within Brockport, service also operated nights and weekends for SUNY Brockport students during academic year.

Active bus fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired bus fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
302, 305 2003 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E-450

Phoenix

Retired in July of 2013.
507 2005 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E-450

Phoenix

Retired in December of 2014.
9918-9922 2009 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E-450

Phoenix

Ford V8 6.0l
"Powerstroke"
Ford TorqShift 5R110W 5 speed Retired in August of 2016.
  • # 9918 VIN 1FDFE45P59DA24787
  • # 9919 VIN 1FDFE45P79DA24788
  • # 9920 VIN 1FDFE45P99DA24789
  • # 9921 VIN 1FDFE45P59DA24790
  • # 9922 VIN 1FDFE45P09DA32571

RTS Seneca

logo until August 18, 2014

RTS Seneca (previously Seneca Transit Service) services the city of Geneva and Seneca County, New York.

Seneca Transit Service was established in 2004 and presently operates with 10 buses.

Effective July 31, 2017, RTS-Seneca will begin using a new route numbering scheme for its routes. See the RTS route list for details.

Former bus routes

Route Terminals Map
1 Seneca Falls Loop
4 Waterloo/Geneva
5 North County/South County

Active bus fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired bus fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
9923-9924,
9927-9929,
9943, 9946,
9952
2009 Ford

?

E-450

?

Retired in August of 2016.
  • #9923 VIN 1FDFE45PX9DA29659
  • #9924 VIN 1FDFE45P69DA29660
  • #9927 VIN 1FDFE45P89DA29661
  • #9928 VIN 1FDFE45P39DA29664
  • #9929 VIN 1FDFE45P59DA29665
  • #9943 VIN 1FDFE45P89DA29675
  • #9946 VIN 1FDFE45P39DA29678
  • #9952 VIN 1FDFE45P79DA88247

RTS Wayne

logo until August 18, 2014

RTS Wayne (previously Wayne Area Transportation Service) services Wayne County, New York.

Wayne Area Transportation Service joined RGRTA in 1980, and presently operates with 38 buses.

Effective September 5, 2017, RTS Wayne will implement new routes and route numbers on their services.

Bus Routes

Route Terminals Map

Bus Fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
314 2004 International

Coach and Equipment

3200

Condor

International VT 365
6.4L V8 Diesel
Allison 2000 Retired
316 2004 Ford

?

E-450

?

Retired
  • 316 VIN 1FDXE45F934B23107
322 2004 International

Coach and Equipment

3200

Condor

International VT 365
6.4L V8 Diesel
Allison 2000 Retired
531 200? International

Coach and Equipment

3200

Condor

International VT 365
6.4L V8 Diesel
Allison 2000 Retired
803 2008 International

Coach and Equipment

3200

Condor

International VT 365
6.4L V8 Diesel
Allison 2000 Retired
  • 803 VIN 1HVBTSKM88H676795
1060 2010 IC Bus
9202 2002 Ford

?

E350

?

Ford V8 6.0 liter Powerstroke Retired
  • 9202 VIN 1FTSS34F22HA11962
9804 2008 International

Coach and Equipment

3200

Condor

International VT 365
6.4L V8 Diesel
Allison 2000 Retired
  • 9804 VIN 1HVBTSKMX8H676796
9808, 9810 2008 Ford

?

E350

?

Ford V8 6.0 liter Powerstroke Retired
  • 9808 VIN 1FD3E35S68DB56344
  • 9810 VIN 1FD3E35SX8DB56346
9944-9945
9947
2009 Ford

?

E-450

?

Retired
  • 9944 VIN 1FDFE45PX9DA29676
  • 9945 VIN 1FDFE45P19DA29677
  • 9947 VIN 1FDFE45P59DA29679

RTS Wyoming

logo until August 18, 2014

RTS Wyoming (previously Wyoming Transportation Service) services Wyoming County, New York.

Wyoming Transit Service was established in 1993, and presently operates with 21 buses.

Effective June 26, 2017, RTS-Wyoming began using a route numbering scheme for its routes. See the RTS route list for details.

Bus Fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
616-617 2006 Ford

?

E450

?

Ford V8 6.0 liter Powerstroke Retired
806 2008 Ford

?

E450

?

Ford V8 6.0 liter Powerstroke Retired
9950-9951,
9954, 9956
2009 Ford

?

E450

?

Ford V8 6.0 liter Powerstroke Retired
  • 9956 VIN 1FDFE45P99DA88251.

Support Fleet

Number(s) Thumbnail Vehicle Body Fuel Engine

RTS Transit Center

RTS operates out of a number of strategically located transit centers throughout the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Its largest and busiest transit center named the RTS Transit Center, is located in Downtown Rochester on Mortimer Street (between North Clinton Avenue and St Paul Street, and is the starting point for all RTS Monroe public transportation services. In addition to being the connecting point for all routes in the RTS Monroe network, it offers its visitors ticket vending machines, an attended customer information desk with schedules and maps, and public restroom facilities. Its 30 bus bays can accommodate up to 100 buses an hour.

During the first year of opening, the RGRTA was honored with eight awards pertaining to the RTS Transit Center; three awards by the American Public Works Association, two by the American Institute of Architects, two by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and one by the Rochester Builders Exchange (its Craftsmanship Award for the Terrazzo floor, by Bergmann Associates).

External links

Official Site

References

  1. RTS History Timeline
  2. Regional Transit Service - ROC-it Routes
  3. Awarding a Contract for the Purchase of 11 – 40’ Transit Buses, Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. Dated January 7, 2016, retrieved on April, 2016.
  4. Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners - March 2, 2017 (PDF pgs. 71-72), Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. Retrieved on June 2017.
  5. Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners - March 1, 2018 (PDF pgs. 66), Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority.
  6. Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners - March 1, 2018 (PDF pgs. 66), Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority.
  7. Finger Lakes Times, Ontario County puts RTS in driver’s seat, Mike Hibbard, August 31, 2014.
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