AS OF 5AM TUESDAY MORNING, BUSES ARE RUNNING AS SCHEDULED & EVERYONE IS REGULAR ROUTE AT THIS TIME, MINOR POWER OUTAGES AND WET ROADS BUT NO DETOURS.
CHECK BACK THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR UPDATES, REROUTES AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
(ALBANY) – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is offering preparation tips for customers with the impending severe weather expected to accompany Hurricane Sandy. Safety is the first priority when providing bus service. Operators and transportation supervisors are trained to handle adverse weather conditions and work closely with local law enforcement to address problem areas.
In the event that severe weather affects Capital Region travel, transportation supervisors will be will be stationed along bus routes to monitor activity, assist customers, and be ready to respond to emergency closures, including site and/or route evacuations.
The experience of past rain storms has helped CDTA identify typical flooding patterns and areas of concern with plans in place to reroute buses to operate in safer areas as needed.
CDTA customers are advised to prepare for severe weather and road conditions by dressing accordingly and allowing extra time to get to their destinations. Customers should anticipate delays and/or reroutes during weather emergencies.
Customers looking for more information should visit the Service Alerts page at www.cdta.org. Customers are encouraged to register their email address online to receive reroute and advisory updates. Customers using mobile devices can also download CDTA’s iride application which includes service advisories and get information through social media on facebook (facebook.com/CDTAiride) and twitter (@CDTA). Customers may also watch for announcements on local TV and radio stations.
Customers are welcome to contact CDTA’s Customer Information Center at (518) 482-8822 where customer service agents are on duty 6am-7pm weekdays, 8am-6pm on Saturdays and 8am-5pm weekends and holidays.