ROC Transit Day



ROC Transit Day (June 16, 2024) is a grassroots campaign organized by Reconnect Rochester to encourage Rochesterians to use public transit and go car-free for one day. Rochester area organizations can request free all-day fare cards for their employees and members.

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To make things a bit more fun, if you ride the bus on ROC Transit Day, you can use your fare card to redeem exclusive deals and offers at participating shops and businesses! PLUS, special events and activities are planned especially for you...



ROC Transit Day Card


Simply leave your car at home on June 16. You can use your own RTS bus pass, or find out how to claim a FREE ROC Transit Day pass.

Plan Your Trip


Even if you've never used transit before, our helpful Transit Tools will make it a snap.

Have Fun


Enjoy a bus ride to work, or to one of many fun destinations with your friends & family or take a bus ride with Rex Rhino.

Get Local Deals


Ride the bus to a participating business and take advantage of these exclusive deals at local shops, restaurants, museums and other fun destinations.

Win Prizes


Our volunteers will be giving away gift certificates, local event tickets & other fun prizes to random bus riders. You can also take part in a City-wide Treasure Hunt or Street Dance Competition.

Celebrate With Us!


On the afternoon of June 16 join us for music and dancing on the sidewalks around the Downtown Central Library. *With food trucks!




ROC Transit Day is made possible by these KEYSTONE sponsors...

Maker's Tea
Rochester Rhinos
Reconnect Rochester
Rochester Transit Service



And these MAJOR sponsors...

Broccolo Garden Center
Buckingham Properties
Pour Coffee Parlor
TRU Yoga Lost History + New Ideas. Fresh from the Rochester underground.
Impact Earth: Zero waste planning
Sweet Dancerz
Salubrious InSPArations Mobile Spa
Tiny Fish Printing



And these SUPPORTING sponsors...

Bill Gray's
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
DeRycke Motorsports Photography
DiPisa Old World Submarines (State Street)
Editions Printing
Flour City Shows
Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library
Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS, Inc.
Hubshout : Online Marketing Solutions
Lakeside Sod Supply Co.
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Revive DC
Rochester Business Alliance
Rochester Brainery
The Little Theater



Many thanks to these participating merchants...



And to these organizations for pledging to use public transit on ROC Transit Day...



Thanks to our very talented buskers and musical performers!

And thanks to our team! You guys are the best!

Mike Governale, Director

Brenda Massie, Sponsorship Coordinator

John Lam, Project Manager

Josh Reed, Equipment Manager

Carlos Mercado, Treasurer

John DeRycke, Photographer

Michael Maher, Busker Coordinator

Lynn Blackmer

Mike Bouwmeester

Barbara Clarke

Jimmy Combs

Michael Damico

Matthew Denker

Javier Dominguez

DeWain Feller

Shawn Dunwoody

Jennie Governale-Fox

Myles Gray

Michael Hardy

Brendon Hart

Jessica Hilaire

Gary Bogue

Mark Oswald

Jessica Hilaire

Jay Partyka

Jesse Peers & son

André Primus

Danielle Raymo

Nicholas Russo

John Schmidt

Jason & Stefanie Schwingle

Renee Stetzer

Ander Kazmerski

Andrew Kuter

John Thomas