Leaders in Upstate New York say they need more attention – and more funding – to bolster transit options. For most cities that are not New York City, that means bus lines. RTS chief Bill Carpenter says the money has remained steady, but the needs have increased, and Rochesterians want better options. So what could RTS do with a big increase in funding? What should they do? And what about other cities that are considering not just buses, but other ideas?
Our guests discuss it:
- Bill Carpenter, chief executive officer of Rochester's Regional Transit Service and president of the New York State Public Transit Association
- Jason Partyka, chair of the Bus Innovation Committee for Reconnect Rochester
- Seth Triggs, vice president for Citizens for Regional Transit
- Deborah Hundley, president of Providence Services of Syracuse Inc.