CDTA & Maria College launch unlimited ride student program
ALBANY, N.Y. – Maria College and the Capital
District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced a transportation partnership
Tuesday that will provide Maria College students with unlimited rides on CDTA
buses during the 2013-14 academic year.
The partnership provides students unlimited rides on CDTA's
regular route, Northway Xpress and STAR paratransit services for improved
access to school, work and recreational activities.
commuter college, Maria serves students throughout the Capital Region and beyond.
This new partnership between Maria College and the CDTA will provide greater
convenience for our students and is a benefit we are pleased to be able to
offer," said Maria President Dr. Lea Johnson.
Students can travel anywhere CDTA services operate by swiping
their student identification card into the bus farebox, which is programmed to
recognize the IDs and record ridership. Maria College is directly served by
Route #6 (Second Avenue/Whitehall Road), Route #13 (New Scotland Avenue) and
Route #138 (Allen/Livingston.)
"We're pleased to welcome Maria College to our universal
access program that improves access for Capital Region colleges and businesses"
said CDTA Chairman David Stackrow. "Students get a reliable way to get to
classes, internships and services, while Maria College has another student
recruitment tool. This is also an excellent opportunity for CDTA to further
regional mobility and strengthen our role as an economic development driver in
For more information regarding CDTA universal
access arrangements or other CDTA service, visit www.cdta.org.
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