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CDTA CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY ON JUNE 17 WITH TRANSIT ADVOCACY CONTEST

June 11, 2010

 (Albany, NY) - With the economic recession still in effect and with the return of high gas prices, The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced today that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the Fifth Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 17. The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump. Save Money. Ride Transit.

CDTA Introduces Solar-Powered Bus Stops to Provide Safer, Cleaner and Environmentally-Friendly Shelters for Passengers

June 11, 2010
Partnership with NYSERDA and NYSDOT Integrates Solar-Powered Lighting, Signaling, and Trash Receptacles to Improve Riders’ Experience and Enhance Nighttime Safety
 
(Albany, NY) - The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) today announced the opening of a series of unique solar-powered bus stops that will provide safer, cleaner and environmentally-friendly waiting areas to serve riders on one of its busiest routes along Central Avenue between downtown Albany and Colonie.
 

CDTA GRAFTON SUMMER PARK SERVICE

June 10, 2010

(ALBANY) - The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is providing special weekday summer service to Grafton Park from Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, September 3, 2010.

CDTA has provided Grafton Park service for over 25 years. Customers can board Grafton Park buses at any CDTA bus stop along the route. Amenities offered by the Park include: picnic areas, beach swimming, hiking trails, bicycling areas, nature trails, fishing, playground and boat rentals. The schedule is included below.

CDTA TO REROUTE SERVICE TO ACCOMMODATE SOAPBOX DERBY

June 8, 2010

(Albany, NY) The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced that on Friday, June 11 through Sunday, June 13, 2010, service will be rerouted to accommodate the Soap Box Derby in downtown Albany. Madison Avenue between Eagle Street and Swan Street will be closed 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11 through 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 13th. The CDTA reroutes will be in effect during the same time. The routes affected are:

CDTA Announces Reroutes for the Freihofer's Run for Women

June 1, 2010

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced that on Saturday, June 5,2010, buses will be rerouted to accommodate the Freihofer’s Run for Women events.  Madison Avenue, between Eagle and Swan Streets will be closed to all traffic.

THE FOLLOWING REROUTES ARE IN EFFECT FROM 8:00 am UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 5:00 PM SATURDAY, June 5, 2010

CDTA Announces Memorial Day Service/Parade Reroutes

May 27, 2010
In addition, service will be temporarily rerouted to accommodate various Capital Region Memorial Day parades. The parade schedules and reroutes are as follows:
 
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

CDTA TO PILOT BUS SERVICE ON ROUTE 9

May 20, 2010
 The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) route 409 operates on Route 9 between the Northway Exit 9 area and downtown Saratoga Springs. The route, #409 “Clifton Park, Malta, Saratoga Springs Shuttle via Route 9” will serve neighborhoods, mobile home parks, apartment complexes, businesses, and shopping centers located in Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Round Lake, Malta, and Saratoga Springs. Customers can transfer to the NX Northway Commuter Services at Exit 9/Crossings Park and Ride lot.
 

SCHENECTADY TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PLAN OFFERING LATER NIGHT SERVICE AND BETTER CONNECTIONS

May 14, 2010

(Albany, NY) – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) will introduce a new transit improvement plan, designed by Schenectady customers and community leaders, offering later night service and more direct access to transportation generators. Service plan changes, to go into effect on Sunday, May 23, 2010, include the restructure of Schenectady County’s neighborhood routes to provide better connections to major destinations that match community transit needs. This is the first major CDTA service change Schenectady has seen in decades.  

National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 21, 2010 Ride Free If you board with a bike

May 12, 2010

 

(Albany, NY) – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) invites bicyclists to board with their bike on any regular route CDTA bus on Friday, May 21st, National “Ride Your Bike to Work” Day, and get a free ride.  

In 2007, CDTA outfitted its entire 250+ regular route bus fleet with duo bike rack units.  Last year, CDTA provided 38,000 trips to people who boarded with bicycles.  

CDTA TO PROVIDE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR 2010 ALBANY TULIP FESTIVAL

May 3, 2010

The shuttle service will operate on Saturday, May 8th and Sunday, May 9thfrom 12- 6:30pm, and will travel to Washington Park from two Park and Ride lot locations: Elk and Hawk Streets and the OGS parking garage on Madison Avenue and Eagle Street.     

CDTA will also offer free STAR paratransit shuttle service for disabled people who are unable to use the regular shuttle bus.  The STAR shuttle service will travel to and from the Thurlow Terrace Parking lot on Western Avenue and the Washington Park Lakehouse. 

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