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CDTA & Maria College launch unlimited ride student program

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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.

"As a 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 the Region."

For more information regarding CDTA universal access arrangements or other CDTA service, visit www.cdta.org.

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