Message From the Chief Executive Officer

Carm Basile

Friends:

As we enjoy the summer months and welcome some much needed return to normalcy, we are grateful for all the good things in our lives. It goes without saying that the last year has been difficult, challenging, and nerve-wracking. At CDTA, we have managed through the COVID-19 pandemic by staying true to a few guiding principles - keeping our employees safe, keeping our customers safe, and protecting our financial well-being.

Despite these challenges, we were able to progress several major projects thanks to the great work of the CDTA team - more than 700 men and women who keep us rolling. We launched our second Bus Rapid Transit line along the River Corridor which connects downtown Albany through Menands, Watervliet, Troy, Cohoes, and Waterford, opened the CDTA Health Center, powered by CDPHP and celebrated our 50th anniversary by celebrating 50 Community Champions. No one could have predicted a 50th anniversary year like this!

And now, we are thrilled to announce we will be adding fully electric scooters to our mobility menu. Starting this summer, Scoot will be hitting the streets. Scooters will be located at designated SCOOT racks across the Capital Region. Much more to come on this exciting new option. We hope you will jump on and Scoot this summer with us!

None of this would be possible without our outstanding Board of Directors, our dedicated employees, supportive retirees, loyal customers, and our engaged community for helping CDTA navigate through these last several months. We could not do it without you.

We look forward optimistically to a great second half of 2021 and a slate of new projects to keep CDTA and the region moving forward.

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Carm Basile

Chief Executive Officer