Montgomery County Service to Feature Free Fares during Introductory Phase

August 17, 2022
Montgomery County Service

Free Fares will be offered Sunday, August 28 through September 18 to welcome the community on board

AMSTERDAM, NY (August 17, 2022) The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced customer fares for new service in Montgomery County will be free from August 28, 2022 to September 18, 2022. Community members will be able to access the four inaugural routes free of charge during the initial introductory phase. Starting Monday, September 19, 2022 customers will be asked to pay the regular CDTA fare, which is $1.50 per ride for local service.

“We are thrilled to welcome Montgomery County on board,” said Carm Basile, CDTA CEO. “During this initial roll out, we will offer free fares to customers to get them acquainted with our system and make it seamless for them to ride. We cannot thank our partners, and the community enough for their support and help to bring CDTA service to the people of Montgomery County.”

Educational sessions are being held throughout the community to answer questions and help get the community familiar with CDTA services ahead of the rollout. The next session will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Amsterdam City Hall, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam from 6 to 7 p.m.

Montgomery County service will begin on Sunday, August 28, 2022. The four inaugural routes can be found below along with schedules.

Route #600 (Neighborhood Belt Line) will serve Amsterdam neighborhoods via Church Street, Clizbe Avenue, Guy Park Avenue, Division Street and Route 30. This route will run Monday – Friday 6:15 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Route #601 (South Side and Route 30) will serve South Amsterdam and Route 30 via Bridge Street, Market Street and Wallins Corner Road. This route will run Monday – Friday 6:15 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Route #602 (Amsterdam to Schenectady) will connect Amsterdam to Schenectady via Guy Park Avenue, Division Street, East Main Street and the Mohawk Turnpike (Route 5). This route will run Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Route #560 (Thruway Xpress) will connect Montgomery County to Albany via I-90. This route will run Monday – Friday. Morning trips will be 6:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Afternoon trips will be 12:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Evening trips will be 3:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information about CDTA, please visit, https://www.cdta.org/