Rochester, MN  (KROC AM News) - Users of Rochester’s Park and Ride program will have another parking site in the near future.

The City Council has approved a lease deal to use nearly 750 parking spaces at RCTC, beginning Sept 1st.

The agreement means buses will make stops at RCTC every 20 minutes, with 10-15 minute ride times to downtown and St Marys Hospital. The park and ride lots will operate from 5 am-11 p.m., Monday-Friday.

RCTC students will also benefit from the agreement. Students will be given free transit passes that will be good on all RPT routes at any time.