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November 4, 2014

N.Y. agency introduces real-time info pilot

Customers will be able to access real-time transit information for Capital District Transportation Authority fixed-route services through the free iRide mobile application for Apple and Android devices, through Google Maps’ mobile apps and more.


March 27, 2014

CDTA budget includes fleet replacement, BRT expansion

At a glance, personnel costs, purchased transportation and fuel make up a majority of the $78 million budget while the remainder includes materials and supplies, maintenance services, transportation costs and utilities.


January 23, 2014

N.Y. Gov.'s budget increases assistance to transit agency

The budget proposal would provide an additional $420,000 that brings Capital District Transportation Authority’s 2014 funding package to $31.6 million.


August 5, 2013

Albany, N.Y. taps SPX Genfare for fare collection upgrade

The action will update CDTA’s fare collection system with functionality to accommodate contactless smart cards, mobile ticketing, new point of sale terminals, and mobile transaction processors for fixed-route and STAR customers.


May 3, 2013

N.Y.’s CDTA ridership hits highest level since 1980s

Nearly 15.7 million boardings were recorded, a 5% increase from last year, which was reinforced by 26 consecutive months of month-to-month ridership increases. Revenue from customers was 6% higher this year as compared to last year. Growth took off with the introduction of the agency’s new BRT system.


April 4, 2013

N.Y. BRT ridership continues growth

Albany’s CDTA BusPlus ridership represents 10% of the more than 15.5 million trips taken on the system during the 2013 fiscal year, and the total boardings represent its highest ridership in more than 20 years.


June 25, 2012

Capital District installs video cameras at bus stops

This program further enhances safety at the agency's BRT stations with LED lighting and routine monitoring from supervisors. The cameras aid in protecting and reassuring customer safety by reducing vandalism and other potential criminal activity.


May 29, 2012

N.Y.’s CDTA unveils bus arrival app

The application dedicated to BusPlus bus rapid transit service features real-time information for devices operating on Apple, Android and Blackberry platforms. Customers are now able to see when the bus is coming to any station serviced by BusPlus.


September 26, 2011

CDTA continues late night service at Skidmore College

Prior to the launch of the service last September, the college and Saratoga Taxi maintained an arrangement to provide free rides for students returning to campus after 11 p.m. Free cabs are available to students between the hours of 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.


September 7, 2010

N.Y.'s CDTA celebrates 40 years with 40-cent fares

Agency will roll back to its original fare on Sept. 16. CDTA has served more than half a billion customers on its regular route system since it started in 1970.


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