CDTA Announces Return of Summer Services

June 30, 2022
Summer fun pass

Popular Seasonal Service Returns to Saratoga and Grafton Lakes State Park; Summer Fun Pass Available for Purchase

ALBANY, NY (June 30, 2022) The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) will once again offer 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 thrilled to once again have these popular summer services that provide people in our community a low-cost, accessible option to get out and enjoy what the Capital Region has to offer,” said CDTA CEO Carm Basile. “From cooling off and enjoying Grafton Lakes State Park, to checking out the attractions of Saratoga, these services are a way to allow everyone to explore their own backyard.”

The Summer Fun Pass offers Capital Region youth, 17 and under, unlimited rides on CDTA regular route buses from July 1 to August 31, 2022, 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. Customers can purchase passes at the CDTA Sales Center located at 85 Watervliet Avenue in Albany and the Saratoga Springs Train Station at 26 Station Lane in Saratoga Springs.

For more than 30 years, CDTA has provided seasonal summer service to Grafton Lakes State Park and will do so once again beginning July 2 running through September 5. 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 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every Wednesday to Sunday through Labor Day. 

CDTA’s Saratoga Summer Trolley will return to service starting July 14 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 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The trolley offers convenient service to hotels and attractions along Broadway in Downtown, including the Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Casino Hotel.

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