RTS to waive fare for veterans beginning July 15

Updated: June 29, 2020 05:29 PM
Created: June 28, 2020 10:40 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — RTS will begin waiving fare for local veterans on July 15.

The Regional Transit Service and Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) are teaming up to provide veterans with free rides throughout Monroe County.


Starting on July 6, veterans will be able to make an appointment with the outreach center to receive their free RTS bus pass. The free rides will begin on July 15.

"When you get on the bus you won't have to show the operator, you'll simply scan your card across the validator and that's it. We're really thrilled with how user-friendly the system is," Executive Director of Veterans Outreach Center Laura Stradley said.

RTS says the program only applies to Monroe County.

To contact VOC, call 1-866-906-VETS.

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