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CDTA's iPhone Application: CDTA at your fingertips!

January 25, 2010
iPhone App

Cell phones today provide portability and accessibility to people at unprecedented levels. People are becoming more connected, and the ability for consumers to have information at their fingertips when and where they need it is only limited by a organization's ability to provide it. The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) today is launching its own

effort to provide information at a our customers fingertips with a free iPhone Application called CDTA iRide.

New website to enhance service through improved communications

January 25, 2010
Website Launch

From online trip planning capabilities, Twitter and RSS feeds that offer up-to-the-minute service alerts, and a new iPhone application and text messaging options that deliver important information directly to mobile phones and PDAs, the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) today launched a newly redesigned website that offers a host of interactive high-tech tools to further enhance service through improved communications with its 14 million annual riders.

CDTA and CDTC Partner to Offer Free Bike Racks to Community

January 13, 2010
Bike Rack News

(Albany, NY) – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and the Capital District Transportation Committee have collaborated to introduce a new program to the Capital Region offering free approved bike racks to both public and non-profit sectors. The program offers up to a $1,000 subsidy through Travel Demand Management grants. The private sector is also eligible for a 50% cost-share of approved bike racks.

CDTA To Add Extra Holiday Service to Crossgates Mall

December 11, 2009

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced that beginning on Saturday, December 12, 2009 it will operate extra service to CrossgatesMall on weekends to accommodate holiday shoppers and Mall employees. Extra Holiday service will be provided on Route #10 Western Avenue, in accordance with extended Holiday Mall schedule, as follows:

Leave Crossgates Mall

• Saturday, December 12, leave 12:30am and 1:15am from Crossgates.

• Sunday, December 13, leave 11:15pm trip from Crossgates.

CDTA iride youtube Video Winner!

December 11, 2009

CDTA launched the contest in July, targeting young people to recognize and promote the benefits of public transportation. Contestants were asked to submit videos, up to 2 minutes in length, creatively demonstrating “why ride” CDTA. The contest winner is given the opportunity to showcase his work at the Ballston Spa Film Festival this weekend August 6-9th, be featured on CDTA’s website, and receive a year’s supply of free 31 Day Rolling passes, plus a $200.00 Best Buy certificate.

CDTA: November Bus Stop Consolidations

December 10, 2009

To ensure better service, CDTA is consolidating bus stops along certain corridors of our system. Fewer bus stops allow buses to operate more efficiently as they do not have to stop every block. This allows for a more consistent travel pattern and better on-time performance.

Where in November 2009?

The following is a list of the routes and corridors that will have stop consolidations occurring on November 22, 2009. Lists of specific stops that will be discontinued and their alternatives can be found at

CDTA Wins Stimulus Grant for Hybrid Buses

December 9, 2009
Tonko Speaking at Event

The federal government is giving $3.5 million to CDTA to help it convert to diesel-electric hybrid buses made possible through the "Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction" grant program. The cash grant is part of $100 million in economic stimulus funds to help fund what the Transportation Department called "cutting-edge environmental technologies to help reduce global warming" and "lessen America`s dependence on oil." CDTA was one of 43 transit agencies nationwide who were chosen in the fierce nationwide competition to receive this extra funding.


November 23, 2009

(Albany, NY) – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced that on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from approximately 4:30 – 10:30 pm, it will provide free transportation service for Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk attendees on all of its regular routes and three special shuttle services traveling from the Saratoga Springs Train Station, the NYRA lot on East Avenue and the indoor ice rinks on Weibel Avenue. Shuttle buses will run approximately every 20 minutes.


November 23, 2009

(Albany, NY) – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced that CDTA placed first in the 2009 inaugural New York State Maintenance Bus Roadeo Competition held today at the CDTA Albany Division Training facility. The competition was organized by CDTA and hosted through the New York Public Transportation Association (NYPTA) at its fall conference held earlier this week at the Holiday Inn in Albany. Participating transit authorities included CDTA, MTA NYC Transit and MTA Bus Company, forming four teams.


September 23, 2009

(Albany, NY) Beginning on October 5, 2009, the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) will begin construction to replace its bus shelter at Crossgates Mall. Shelter construction will take approximately 4 weeks from start to finish and will be replaced in stages, with the stop remaining operational in its current location. Construction safety signage will be in place to notify customers about changing work zone conditions.