CDTA Announces Final Phase 2 Albany Route Restructuring
Plan Features New Connections Plus Additional Late Night and Weekend Service
(Albany, NY) – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has announced the service changes for Phase Two of the Albany County Route Restructuring, which will hit the street Sunday, November 11, 2012. The changes affect more than a dozen routes operating through the North and West portions of Albany. This will strengthen CDTA’s route network in Altamont, Cohoes, Colonie, Green Island, Guilderland, Latham, Voorheesville and Watervliet.
Several public meetings were held over the last year to assess priorities from riders, residents and stakeholders which were incorporated into the final plan. Many changes came directly from customers including the creation of Route #522 plus the routing of Route #155 and Route #719.
Here is a snapshot of the major improvements of Phase 2 final plan:
- New late night and additional weekend service in Cohoes, Latham, and Watervliet, and between Troy
- Increased frequency between Troy, Latham, Watervliet and Schenectady via Route 2 & 7.
- Express service extended to Cohoes allowing faster connections to Troy and Albany.
- Increased trips to Altamont and Voorheesville during peak commute times.
- New service along parts of Fuller Road, Wade Road and Watervliet-Shaker Road.
- Improved cross-town connections in Guilderland and Colonie
- New service on Western Avenue, Wolf Road, and to the Albany International Airport
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Albany county service is the largest part of CDTA’s route network representing nearly 60% of its ridership in the Capital Region. Phase One of the Albany Route Restructuring rolled out in November 2011 featuring improved trunk service, and a new neighborhood and commuter route network that offered improved access to jobs, health services and major destinations resulting in a 15% ridership increase since implementation.
Part two of “What’s Your Number? Learn, Ride and Connect,” awareness campaign is in motion to help riders understand the service changes and discover where new connections are made.
For more on Phase Two of the Albany County Service Improvement Plan, visit www.cdta.org or contact CDTA’s Customer Information Center at 482-8822. Information operators are on duty 6am-7pm weekdays, 8am-6pm on Saturday and 8am-5pm on Sundays and holidays. To stay connected with CDTA’s latest, visit facebook.com/CDTAiride or follow us on twitter @CDTA.