ALBANY, N.Y. – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) today announced details of its public education campaign for its new limited stop BusPlus service as it gears up for rollout next week. BusPlus service on Route 5 began on April 3, 2011 with operation of its new Route 5 Park-and-Ride express service to began on April 4th. The campaign focuses on increasing awareness about the new service, its benefits and to educate riders on how to use it.
ALBANY, NY – Together with leaders in government, business and the community, the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced today the introduction of upstate New York’s first bus rapid transit service – a premium limited stop service connecting downtown Albany and downtown Schenectady – to provide quicker commutes for riders while reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality and stimulating economic development in the Capital Region.
Photo: Jonathan Scherzer, Director of Marketing, Capital District Transportation Authority; Ashley Jeffrey, American Cancer Society Community Mission Manager; James Salengo, Executive Director, Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation; Anthony Capese Jr., Executive Director, Central Ave. Business Improvement District; and Sam Petrecky, Cancer Services Program client.
ALBANY, NY) – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced that on Saturday, March 12, 2011, buses will be rerouted in downtown Albany from approximately 2:00pm until the end of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The routes affected are:
What is BusPlus?
BusPlus, CDTA’s version of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), is a limited stop service along the 17-mile stretch of Route 5 between downtown Albany and downtown Schenectady. BusPlus combines benefits of commuter rail with flexibility and cost advantages of buses, offering limited stop operation which move customers quickly and efficiently.
What makes BusPlus different?
Due to a large event gathering at the Empire State Plaza on Tuesday March 01 2011 Madison Ave in front of the Plaza will be closed to all Commuter buses for the day from 5a-5pm, the following detour will be in place all day long.
(Albany, NY) – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) will provide special express shuttle service for attendees of the 2011 NYSPHSAA Wrestling State Championship event to be held at the Times Union Center in Albany on Friday, February 25, 2011. CDTA’s shuttle service will help reduce traffic congestion near the Center and provide attendees with easy access to the event. The shuttle service will operate as follows.