Heroes Honored with Free Rides on Veterans Day

November 05, 2019
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All Military Veterans, Active Duty Military, National Guard and Reserve Ride Free on Veterans Day

ALBANY, NY (November 5, 2019) On Veterans Day, Monday November 11, 2019 all CDTA service will operate on a Saturday schedule with the exception of Route #’s 737 (Corporate Woods/Airport) and 763 (Albany/Schenectady) which will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Northway Xpress service will not run. All service will resume to regular weekday schedules on Tuesday November 12, 2019.

The sales window at 85 Watervliet Avenue, Albany will be closed on Veterans Day and will reopen on Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 9:00am. Customers looking to get a Navigator card or reload funds can do so online at www.cdta.org or stop at any Navigator Sales Outlet: https://www.cdta.org/navigator-sales-locations.

As a thank you to Capital Region Military Veterans, active duty Military, National Guard and Reserve for their service, all service men and women with valid military identification can ride all fixed-route service for free on Monday, November 11, 2019.

CDTA launched its Half-Fare Veterans program in 2017, an initiative that allows all honorably discharged service members the opportunity to qualify for half-fare pricing on all CDTA fixed-route services. To qualify for the benefit, Veterans are required to provide a DD-214 Form, Discharge Papers, Separation Documents, Veterans Health Identification Card, Veterans Identification Card, NYS Driver’s License with official Veterans marking, or a Return the Favor Card. Nearly 1,000 veterans have taken advantage of this benefit and additional information on the program can be found here.