As we prepare to welcome in a new year, our sights are focused on the exciting projects we have on the horizon. Providing more multi modal options for our customers and being a bigger part of the Capital Region go hand-in-hand.
In 2020 we will be the first transit property in upstate New York to introduce electric buses to our fleet. Electric bus technology is at the forefront of consideration for many transit agencies across the country. This will expand our mobility menu; giving customers and our community more options to navigate the Capital Region.
CDPHP Cycle! finished season three strong with record-breaking ridership. More than 41,000 trips were taken with 12,000 members in Albany, Cohoes, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs. Contributing to significant ridership gains in season three was the introduction of CDPHP Cycle! Access agreements with many colleges and businesses across the Capital Region. RPI and UAlbany added CDPHP Cycle! Access to their campus communities in 2019, which resulted in more than 33,000 rides taken in Albany and Troy.
Work on our second BRT line is underway. Part of the project includes the expansion of our Troy garage, which is needed to house vehicles for the River Corridor BRT. It is also part of renovation work on our facilities; the Troy garage opened in 1980 and has had only minor incremental improvements. The renovation will upgrade work flow and efficiency, especially in the maintenance area.
As I reflect on 2019, and all of the good things that have happened, I am grateful for our customers, our partners, and our great employees who work 365 days a year to keep our wheels in motion. A vibrant transit system is an integral part of a prosperous region and we have positioned CDTA to be a showpiece for the region.
Chief Executive Officer