After listening to riders' requests for additional service, Rochester City Lines will be adding service to the Highway 52 South corridor with a new bus for Preston, Fountain and Chatfield residents. The new route will offer riders increased mobility with a fourth option in the morning, and a new 3:40 p.m. departure from downtown Rochester with a 3:42 departure from the St. Mary's Hospital campus. The service addition, which will start Sept. 3, after Labor Day, comes after a survey indicated a number of current riders were interested in the earlier bus. "We¹re very excited about this expansion," said RCL community liaison Christian Holter. "This marks the first time we¹ve offered four buses in the morning for any commuter route, so this is a big deal. It really offers people a lot of flexibility." Renee Barnes has been riding the bus from Preston for 8 years. "I am so excited about this. It will be so nice to get home half an hour earlier every day." City Lines also hopes that the new 3:40 p.m. option will attract new riders. Commuter Division manager, Mike Rizzo, said, "We understand that people highly value their time. By offering folks this new early ride home in the afternoon, we¹re hoping that those who have maybe been driving because of the limited afternoon options will give the bus a ride now." To encourage new riders to try out the bus, RCL is offering free 10-Ride passes to those who contact the bus line by phone or email. Persons interested may call 507-288-4353 or email Rochester City Lines is a family-owned business in Rochester, founded in 1966 by the Holter family. The Holters have built their business from the ground up, and have trained and developed a knowledgeable staff that is eager to provide enjoyable and dependable transportation for travelers of all ages. For more information visit