Source: Gary McLendon, Democrat & Chronicle (NY), August 1, 2007
Regional Transit Service buses will not suddenly stop transporting students to Rochester high schools, the City School District says, because the transit agency will seek a federal court order allowing the service to continue.
The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority is expected to seek an injunction to prevent the Federal Transit Administration from demanding that RTS stop competing against private companies by transporting students for the district.
With the dispute headed to court, the district says bus service for students will continue as usual when school begins, despite Monday’s decision by the FTA, which provides funding for RGRTA.
…….. On Monday, the FTA upheld a decision by a regional administrator that RGRTA, which operates RTS, must stop providing bus service to the City School District because it violates regulations prohibiting federally subsidized organizations from competing against private contractors.