Summer Services Return for Season

June 30, 2021
Summer Fun

Popular Seasonal Service Returns to Saratoga and Grafton Lakes State Park; Summer Fun Pass Available at Select Mr. Subb Locations

 ALBANY, NY (June 30, 2021) The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) will once again begin offering a variety of summer service programs to travelers in the Capital Region. These services include the return of the popular Navigator Summer Fun Pass, the Saratoga Summer Visitors Trolley, and service to Grafton Lakes State Park.

“We’re excited to once again offer these popular summer services that provide an accessible, low-cost option for everyone to get out and enjoy all that the Capital Region has to offer,” said CDTA CEO Carm Basile. “From giving kids the chance to easily explore the region, to providing access to beach days at Grafton Lakes and sightseeing in Saratoga, these services are truly a great way to help everyone enjoy their summers.”

The Summer Fun Pass offers Capital Region youth, 17 and under, unlimited rides on CDTA regular route buses from July 1 to August 31, 2021, for just $44. The pass offers a significant savings of nearly 70% from the standard cost of two monthly Navigator passes. Area kids can use the Summer Fun Pass to get to key destinations like Grafton Lakes State Park, local pools, parks, and summer employment. CDTA has once again partnered with Mr. Subb to sell the Navigator Summer Fun Pass. Customers can purchase passes at select Mr. Subb locations throughout the Capital Region, or at the CDTA Sales Center located at 85 Watervliet Avenue in Albany.

CDTA’s Saratoga Summer Trolley will return to service starting July 15 and will run through Labor Day. The popular trolley service is free of charge for customers and operates Wednesday -Sunday each week during the season from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. The trolley offers convenient service to hotels and attractions along Broadway in Downtown, including the Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Casino Hotel.

For nearly 30 years, CDTA has provided seasonal summer service to Grafton Lakes State Park and will do so once again beginning July 3 and running through September 6. Route #96 allows customers to board buses to access the seasonal service at any CDTA bus stop along the route that begins in Downtown Troy. The service operates from 10:30am to 6:00 pm every Wednesday to Sunday through Labor Day. The complete schedule can be found at