Senior Citizen programs
Senior Citizen or a Persons with Disabilities
CDTA offers half fare Swipers, as well as reduced cash fares, to senior citizens (65+) and people with disabilities The Departments for the Aging in Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga Counties, as well as agencies that serve the disabled issue identification cards. There is a one-time $3 fee to obtain the card. Medicare cards can be used instead of a CDTA reduced fare card on any regularly scheduled CDTA bus.
To find out what identification you need, or to register for on-line purchases of half-fare Swipers, contact CDTA Sales at 437-6845
Summer fun pass
Ticket To Ride
This summer, let CDTA be your own set of wheels -- only cheaper.
Get to the park, the pool, camp -- you name it!
CDTA's popular Summer Fun Pass is back, providing Capital Region families with a fast, convenient and affordable way to get kids 17 and under where they want to go this summer. Summer Fun Pass gives young people unlimited access to all of CDTA's regular route buses.
$40 for a whole summer of fun
Summer Fun Pass gives young people the flexibility they crave this summer -- unlimited bus rides to and from youth-friendly locations all over the Capital Region! Parents gain freedom by having CDTA be the chauffeur. One low price allows them to ride all CDTA regular routes, getting just about anywhere, anytime from July 1 through August 31.
Summer Fun Pass makes it easy
Just swipe your pass through the top of the fare box and take a seat.
And when you're ready to go home, Summer Fun Pass will get you there, too!
Here are some of the places Summer Fun Pass can take you:
Going further than we are? Complete the trip on your bike! All CDTA bus routes are equipped with easy-to-use bike racks, so you can bus-and-bike your way around the Capital Region.
Pick up a pass!
Summer Fun Pass is available at the following Mr. Subb and CDTA locations:
|City Square Plaza (Delaware & Whitehall)||(518) 472-1005||map|
|Loudon Plaza (across from Memorial Hospital)||(518) 436-7571||map|
|CDTA - 85 Watervliet Ave.||(518) 482-8822||map|
|The Crossing (Routes 9 & 146)||(518) 371-4464||map|
|1558 Central Ave. (west of Northway)||(518) 869-7970||map|
|Colonie Center (Food Court)||(518) 458-7613||map|
|496 Albany Shaker Road (Near Osborne)||(518) 458-1122||map|
|3 Troy Road (corner Routes 4, 9 & 20)||(518) 477-5461||map|
|329 Glenmont Road (Town Squire Plaza)||(518) 432-7827||map|
|23E Lower Hudson Ave (Village Plaza)||(518) 273-7993||map|
|2005 Western Ave. (Pinebush Plaza)||(518) 456-8790||map|
|222 Guideboard Road & Route 9||(518) 383-2422||map|
|Skyview Plaza (across from Latham Ford)||(518) 783-6251||map|
|Latham Farms (near SAMs Club)||(518) 786-0824||map|
|1870 Altamont Ave. (Price Chopper Plaza)||(518) 356-8077||map|
|463 Second Ave. (corner of 112th Street)||(518) 235-6857||map|
|539 Pawling Ave. (next to CVS)||(518) 273-0648||map|
|546 Hoosick Street (corner of S. Lake)||(518) 272-2521||map|
|90 Broad Street (Route 32)||(518) 687-2236||map|
|26 Station Lane (Saratogs Train Station)||(518) 584-8031||map|
Refugee and immigrant programs
CDTA has partnered with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany to provide transitional assistance to people new to this country and to encourage transit use. Therefore, participants must live close to a CDTA bus stop.
The goal of the program is to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips among newly arrived immigrant and refugee populations of the Capital Region. The program introduces people to the region’s transit services before they buy a car, encouraging long-term transit use and reducing their likelihood to purchase an older, more polluting vehicle in the long term.
The Transit for Immigrants and Refugees program includes education (transit training) and subsidy (free Swipers for a maximum of nine months) components. Eligible participants are required to take pre- and post-program surveys about their travel habits and preferences.
Since its inception, the program has already shown signs of leading to increased employment as well as increased attendance at English classes and job preparation workshops. Thus, the program not only increases CDTA ridership but also promotes the self-sufficiency of newly arrived immigrants.
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
991 Broadway Suite 223
Albany, NY 12204-2539
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12204
Homeowner Transit Use Incentive Program
To encourage home ownership in transit-supportive neighborhoods, CDTA has partnered with a number of housing assistance organizations:
- South End Improvement Corporation
- Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (TRIP)
- City of Albany
- Schenectady Housing Development Fund Corporation
- Better Neighborhoods, Inc.
- Affordable Housing Partnership
CDTA provides up to two (2) transit passes per month for up to two years for new homeowners in neighborhoods with existing transit service. The program helps ease the transition to home ownership and encourages people to incorporate transit into their daily routines while they form transportation habits in their new location. Transit supportive neighborhoods are characterized by existing transit service, but also by pedestrian infrastructure and limited parking. Home ownership has been linked to neighborhood stability. Together, they can contribute to environmentally and socially healthy regions
The housing assistance organization determines eligibility and participants are required to participate in program entrance and exit surveys regarding travel behavior. CDTA uses the surveys to monitor program effectiveness and makes modifications for improvement.
Please contact: CDTA Planning at (518) 437-6865 for more information.