Judge sides with City on Bus Line Issue |
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It's been a contentious issue between the city of Rochester and Rochester City Lines.
After several attempts to stop the city's bus service from changing hands -- a judge has ruled in favor of the city.
The injunction essentially means the city can move forward with a new bus company before the july 1st deadline.
The new bus company -- First Transit -- which saves the city about $2 million -- says it will hire as many current employees as possible. The city did offer Rochester City Lines to run their routes on the hour -- 15 minutes before the new bus system -- but Rochester City Lines rejected the proposal.
Rochester City Lines' General Manager Dan Holter issued a statement saying, "if another company wants to compete against us, it is the new company that will have to create new schedules..."
They also tell us because the city has quote "raided them" of their workforce, they will continue to operate to the best of their abilities. However, they feel they are likely to be driven out of business.
We contacted the city for comment, but have not heard back yet.
We'll of course continue to stay on top of this story and bring you any new developments.