Replacing Rochester’s bus service operator of the last 46 years came with a quick 6-0 vote near the beginning of Monday’s city council meeting.
Adhering to a staff recommendation, the council approved a 54-month contract with First Transit, a Cincinnati-based company. It would replace Rochester City Lines, a local company that started city bus service in 1966. The two companies were among four bidding for city bus service. First Transit scored highest in an assessment of the quality of services offered, and submitted the lowest-priced bid.
Rochester City Lines finished fourth in quality, and second in price.