|New Bus Schedules, Routes and Employee Drop-Off Point Take Effect Soon|
|Tuesday, September 11 2012|
To make way for upcoming area construction projects and the closure of URMC's Crittenden loop on Nov. 5. Columbus Day (Oct. 8) will usher in important changes for Rochester Transit System (RTS) buses/stops here at the Medical Center.
Following this RTS changeover, University shuttle stops at the Medical Center will change on Nov. 5. On Oct. 8, staff will be required to use the Medical School entrance exclusively for personal pickups and drop-offs.
You can keep up-to-date on these and even more construction-related procedure changes by visiting the new "Children's Hospital Construction Impact" section of the URMC Intranet (found on the left side of the homepage, under "Happening Now.")
RTS Bus Stop Changes
On Monday, Oct. 8, Thomas Jackson Drive (main lobby loop, north side) will accommodate buses at a new stop located on the east side of the loop, directly across from the valet parking location. Affected RTS buses that will stop there are 8, 5, 12, 18, 19, and the S1/Greece Park ‘n Ride.
Two Medical Center stops will be eliminated to improve traffic flow – one on Crittenden, near the Ernest J. Del Monte Neuromedicine Institute, and the other on Kendrick, near Elmwood. RTS will post signs at all Medical Center bus stops two weeks in advance of the switch to alert riders.
New Point for Getting Dropped Off or Picked Up
Because of the volume of patient and vendor vehicles that will need to be rerouted to Jackson Drive when the Crittenden entrance closes, we must ask all staff to confine personal pickups and drop-offs to one campus location: the entrance to the Medical School on Elmwood Avenue. A convenient space exists, beyond the glass doors, where cars can pull up and passengers can wait for their drivers.
Staff Shuttle Changes
On Nov. 5, University staff shuttles will no longer stop at the Crittenden traffic loop, but will be redirected as follows:
Buses and shuttles not affected by the change include the CVRI shuttle, and University of Rochester’s First Transit Red and Blue shuttles. In addition to the new stop at Jackson Drive, the Greece S1 Shuttle will continue to stop at Whipple Circle.
As we move forward with the construction of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital building and department relocations, we hope that these changes to our bus and shuttle schedules will help staff bypass congested areas and get to and from work more easily. Parking staff will be on hand to monitor challenges as they arise and adjust schedules as needed.
For other questions, please contact the Parking Office at 275-4524.
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