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Question of the Day: Uber, Lyft - Friend or Foe?

We asked top public transit officials, including Brad Miller, Matthew Tucker, Carm Basile, Karl Gnadt, Kevin Kane, Rob Gannon and Nathaniel Ford Sr. if they see services like Uber and Lyft as a threat to public transit or as potential partners?

N.Y. transit unveils real-time info app

Capital District Transportation Authority’s iRide provides access to information on routes, schedules, arrivals, service advisories, enhanced maps and trip planning.

CDTA unveils new BRT routes

BusPlus service has resulted in 20% ridership gains and prompted CDTA to pursue BRT routes on two of the region’s busiest transit corridors: Washington-Western Avenues and on Routes 4 and 32 along the Hudson River.

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.

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.

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.

Albany, N.Y. transit honored for BRT

The Capital District Transportation Authority with its the 2011 project of the Year in Transportation – Transit Category award for the agency’s NY Route 5 Bus Rapid Transit project. Ridership along the corridor has increased 13% since the launch.