Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) announced today that the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The funding from the FTA's Bus and Bus Facilities Livability Initiative will allow for necessary signal changes to convert two roadways from one-way to two-way traffic to ease congestion surrounding the RGRTA's future Regional Transit Service (RTS) Transit Center. In March, Rep. Hochul sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood in support of the RGRTA's proposal.
"I'm pleased that the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority will receive this funding to make the changes necessary to facilitate the flow of traffic around the new Transit Center. The changes made possible by this funding will make much needed improvements to the transportation system, benefiting residents of the neighborhood surrounding the new Transit Center as well as the greater Rochester area," Rep. Hochul said.
In preparation for the construction of the RTS Transit Center, signal changes to Saint Paul Street and Clinton Avenue will convert the streets from one-way traffic to two-way traffic surrounding the transit center. The project will involve new signaling, pavement markings, and intersection improvements.