CDTA Looking for Public Input on BusPlus Red Line Survey

January 20, 2023
Bus Plus Red Line

Survey to help shape future improvements of the Bus Rapid Transit Red Line 

ALBANY, NY (January 20, 2023) The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is conducting a survey of customers using specific BusPlus Red Line Stations in Schenectady as part of a station upgrade and intersection improvement project.

The purpose of the survey is to gather input from transit riders, residents, business owners, property owners, and other community stakeholders about their travel experience along the CDTA Red Line. This information will help shape potential improvements to be considered. All community members, especially those utilizing the CDTA Red Line are encouraged to participate in the survey through the link provided on the project webpage at https://projects.cdta.org/redlineupdate-phase1.

CDTA is upgrading its first BusPlus project, the Red Line, which launched in 2011. The Red Line has the highest ridership and service frequency in the CDTA system; this demand warrants a thorough review of the infrastructure to ensure ongoing growth and improved service. The first phase covers the BusPlus stations in Schenectady from Veeder/Nott to Niskayuna, and includes data collection, traffic analysis, and public engagement to inform design changes that will improve the station areas and adjacent intersections for transit riders, pedestrians, and other travelers throughout the corridor.

The project is being developed and guided by CDTA. The process is being facilitated by a consultant team led by Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP and supported by M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.

Public engagement is a key component of the project and fundamental to the implementation and success.  Be on the lookout for members of CDTA and project partners at various stops through the duration of the project, collecting feedback and sharing the survey information.