CDTA GOES WIRELESS ON NORTHWAY

July 08, 2009

(Albany, NY) – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) now offers free wireless internet service on its NX Commuter Xpress service. NX’s entire fleet of 15 buses is equipped with Wifi providing customers with another convenient amenity to
enhance their trip to and from Saratoga and Albany.

The wireless internet service, provided through Sprint, has been tested over the last few months. Customers can connect their laptop or PDA to the internet through a wireless router which has been installed on all NX buses.

“We are making our services more attractive to customers by providing better amenities that make riding more convenient and comfortable”, said CDTA Chairman David Stackrow. “Offering customers the ability to access email or browse for information
makes their work trip more productive or relaxing as they choose.”

CDTA assumed sponsorship of the Northway Commuter service from Saratoga County in April 2003. NX makes 14 trips to Albany in the AM and 14 return trips to Saratoga in the PM. NX travels along the I-87 corridor with stops at South Glens Falls, Saratoga
County, Ballston Spa, Round Lake/Mechanicville, Clifton Park/Halfmoon, Airport Park/Wolf Road, SUNY/State Campus, and Downtown Albany. NX ridership has grown by 25% over the last few years, serving more than 230,000 annually (compared with 170,000 in 2006).

For more information about NX Service or any other CDTA Service Information, customers should contact CDTA’s Customer Information Center at (518) 482-8822. Information operators are on duty 6am-7pm weekdays and 8:30am-6pm weekends and holidays.