Mike GovernaleWeblog: www.RochesterSubway.com/
After the Erie Canal was rerouted south of downtown Rochester, the Rochester Industrial & Rapid Transit Railway (the “subway”) was built in its place as a link between the five different railroads and interurban trolley lines that served the Rochester area. As the industrial landscape of Rochester changed, and highways replaced the railroads, the Rochester subway gradually became a relic of a bygone era. In 1956 the subway was abandoned and much of its route was converted into Interstate 490 — built to connect Rochester with the New York State Thruway (I-90). RochesterSubway.com exists to help spark public dialogue around how we can better connect the neighborhoods of Rochester NY, its cultural offerings, and surrounding communities. We believe Rochester’s future is written in her past. Read more about the history of the Rochester Subway at http://www.rochestersubway.com.