CDTA is restructuring the remainder of its Albany County route network following Phase One which focused on a majority of the city services in November 2011. The Phase Two draft plan covers routes traveling in the north and west portions of the county (Altamont, Cohoes, Colonie, Green Island, Guilderland, Latham, Voorheesville and Watervliet).This restructuring continues CDTA’s efforts to provide transit service where people want and need it most. These routes will change mostly in how often buses arrive, hours of operation and the specific locations served. The new service plan redesigns neighborhood routes to better meet customer needs and improve connections with trunk routes and specialty services (commuter, express and BusPlus).
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TRUNK ROUTE SERVICE CHANGES
Route #10 (Western Avenue) – The frequency of this route will be 15 minutes due to other services provided on the Washington/Western Avenue corridors. Sunday service will be extended until 10:30pm.
Route #22 (Albany/Troy via Route 32) – The frequency of this route will now be 20 minutes during mid-day, evening, and on Saturday. All trips will now operate the same route in downtown Albany past Empire State Plaza.
NEW NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE
Route #117 (Wolf/Shaker) – This new route will provide service from Colonie Center to destinations along Wolf Road, Albany-Shaker Road and British American Boulevard including Albany International Airport. The route will operate seven days a week and access Central Avenue for connections to BusPlus, Routes #1 and #355. Route #117 replaces portions of Routes #90 and #610.
Route #129 (Albany-Latham via Route 9) – This new route will provide service between Albany and Latham via US Route 9. It will provide improved service to Latham Farms, Siena College, Van Rensselaer Boulevard in Menands and Albany Memorial Hospital. It will operate Monday-Saturday and access Latham Farms for connections to new routes #182, #190, and #370. Route #129 replaces portions of Routes #29 and #116.
Route #155 (Suburban Circulator) – This new route will provide crosstown service to locations along New Karner Road Washington Avenue Extension, Watervliet-Shaker Road and Western Avenue. The route will operate Monday through Saturday. It will access Central Avenue, Albany International Airport and Crossgates Mall for connections with other CDTA services. Route #155 replaces portions of Routes #21, #610, #611, and #612.
Route #182 (Troy - Cohoes - Latham) – This new route will provide service between Cohoes, Green Island, Latham, Troy and Watervliet. It will operate seven days a week and access Latham Farms for easy connections to new routes #129, #190, and #370. Route #182 replaces portions of Routes #29 and #82.
Route #190 (Fuller/Wolf) – This new route will provide cross-town service in Colonie, Guilderland and Latham. The route will serve Colonie Center, Crossgates Mall, Latham Farms, Stuyvesant Plaza and the University at Albany. The route will operate Monday through Saturday and offer connections to new routes #129 and #370. Route #190 replaces portions of Route #90 and #610.
Route #370 (Troy/Schenectady) – This new route will provide service from downtown Troy to downtown Schenectady via Latham and Watervliet. It will operate seven days a week and access Latham Farms for connections to Routes #129, #182, and #190. Route #370 replaces portions of Routes #70 and #90.
NEW COMMUTER AND EXPRESS ROUTES
Route #522 (Hudson River Express) – This route will operate express service along I-787 from Troy to downtown Albany on weekdays during peak commute times. Route #522 replaces Route #35x.
Route #719 (Altamont/Voorheesville) – This new route will operate from the villages of Altamont and Voorheesville into downtown Albany via Delmar while accessing park & ride locations along the way. It will provide service on weekdays during peak commute times. Route #719 replaces portions of Routes #19 and #21x.
Route #763 (Schenectady/Albany via Route 20) – This route will operate from downtown Schenectady to downtown Albany via Guilderland and Rotterdam. The route will operate on weekdays during peak commute hours with slight schedule changes to improve efficiencies. Route #763 replaces Route #63 and portions of Route #21x.
NEW SERVICE AREAS
New Karner Road/Watervliet-Shaker Road – Route #155 will now provide service on New Karner Road north of Central Ave to Watervliet-Shaker Road and connecting to Albany International Airport. This will provide access to educational institutions including Branford Hall Institute, Capital Region Career & Technical School, and ITT Tech.
Fuller Road – Route #190 will now provide service the entire length of Fuller Road including the area between Washington Avenue and Western Avenue. This will provide access to Albany NanoTech, the McKownville neighborhood with added connections to Stuyvesant Plaza.
Wade Road – Route #190 will also now provided service from along Wade Road connecting Wolf Road to Latham Farms, providing access to shopping centers, medical offices, and industrial parks.
NEIGHBORHOOD ROUTE REDUCTIONS
Flexible Routes #610, #611 & #612 – The areas covered by these routes will no longer offer service deviations. Riders will now have fixed route service options on main access roads. Sidewalks and bus shelters may be constructed in locations where walking is not currently a viable option. Routes #117, #155 and #190 will now offer fixed route service to the majority of these areas.
Route #29 – Route #29 will no longer travel directly from Cohoes to Albany. Riders will now transfer between new Routes #182 and #129 at Latham Farms.
Route #90 – Route #90 will no longer travel from RPI and downtown Troy to Crossgates Mall via Latham. Riders will now transfer from new Route #370 and #190 at Latham Farms. Riders traveling between downtown Troy and RPI can use Routes #87, #286, and #289.
AREAS WITH REDUCED OR RELOCATED SERVICE
Columbia Street (Cohoes) – Route #29 will no longer provide service to Columbia Street between Main Street and Simmons Avenue. Route #182 will offer improved service for a majority of customers on Main Street, Garner Street and Simmons Avenue.
Vliet Boulevard (Cohoes) – Route #29 and #82 will no longer provide service on Vliet Boulevard west of Simmons Avenue. Route #182 will offer improved service for customers at the intersections of Vliet Boulevard & Simmons Avenue or Columbia Street & Baker Avenue.
Green Island Industrial Park – Route #82 will no longer provide service on Cohoes Avenue/Dyke Avenue, Veterans Memorial Drive, and Railroad Avenue/Cannon Street. Route #182 will offer improved service at the intersection of Tibbits Avenue & Cohoes Avenue.
Wards Lane (Menands) – Route #116 will no longer provide service to Menands via Wards Lane, while Route #129 will offer improved service for Van Rensselaer Boulevard.
Corporate Circle – Karner Park & Pine West Plaza (Albany) – Route #611/#612 will no longer provide service, while the new Route #155 will offer scheduled deviations in the morning and evening.
The following locations will no longer have service due to low ridership:
· Manor Avenue, Baker Avenue and North Mohawk (Cohoes) – Former Route #82
· Boght Road and Route 9 north of Columbia Street (Latham) – Former Route #29
· Route 9 btwn Menands Road & Northern Boulevard (Loudonville) – Former Route #29
· Point of Woods / Pitch Pine Road (Albany) – Former Routes #611 & #612
· Route 146 from School Road to Western Avenue (Guilderland) – Former Route #21x