ROCHESTER, Minn. - As places reopen and more people go back to work public transportation is becoming in-demand once again.
Rochester Public Transit is implementing two permanent changes and on temporary one.
Beginning Monday, communications coordinator Nick Lemmer says a schedule change is in place for routes 6D and 18D. They'll still operate with 10-minute peak service in the morning and 30-minute midday service but will tighten up timing.
Lemmer said, "The change that we're implementing today really just tweaks that route a little bit more. It makes it run a little more efficiently for the drivers and for the customers."
Another permanent update is moving the westboud bus stop on 2nd Street SW near the Canadian Honker restaurant to 2nd Street and 13th Avenue SW.
"In the past we had been stopping in front of Canadian Honker and we had some conflicts with some of the surrounding businesses in terms of our buses waiting to board and it just give us a little more room further down the street there," explained Lemmer.
The final temporary change involves shuffling lots around at the Fairgrounds Park and Ride.
"The county is repaving the Midway lot at the county fairgrounds so we're just temporarily, probably about a week, moved out of normal park and ride lot there," he added.
You can find the schedule change below.
ROCHESTER, - Three significant changes begin Monday for Rochester Public Transit.
The westbound bus stop on 2nd Street SW at St. Marys Hospital is being moved to the shelter location near the corner of 2nd Street SE and 13th Avenue SW.
A permanent new schedule is also going into effect for routes 6D and 18D.
And drivers who use the Fairgrounds Park & Ride will be directed to park at previous locations in lots A and B while the new Midway lot is being paved. This change is expected to last one week.