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Mayor doesn’t like location for new bus shelter

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – A new bus shelter was installed about two weeks ago on South Main Street, near Route 31. Mayor Dean Theodorakos thinks it was a bad spot.

“It’s a horribly congested intersection,” Theodorakos said.

The shelter is the second one installed in Albion since August. The first one was put by the County Administration Building, well off Route 31.

The Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority and Orleans Transportation Service picked the spots for the shelters. The second one is next to Rite Aid.

Funding for each bus shelter in Orleans County totaled $15,000, and was provided by the Federal Transit Administration.

Theodorakos said the shelter by Rite Aid was approved without input from the village. He said he was surprised the state Department of Transportation allowed it at the location on Route 98. The village has struggled to get approval from the DOT for street-scape improvements and other projects.

“The DOT puts the screws to us on everything but they allow that to happen,” the mayor said.