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CDTA announces August service changes

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ALBANY, NY – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has announced the following service changes will go into effect on Sunday, August 24. Highlights include improved service on a key trunk route (#22) and enhanced frequency on high performing neighborhood routes with a new afternoon express trip to Rotterdam Square Mall. Some of the changes will make schedules more reliable, while areas with low ridership will see reductions.

Enhancements

  • Route #22 (Albany/Troy/Watervliet)Weekday frequency between 12pm-3pm will be increased to every 15 minutes. 
  • Route #100 (Mid City Belt) Peak Frequency (7am-10am, 2pm-6pm) will be increased to every 20 minutes.
  • Route #125 (Clinton/Sand Creek)Frequency between 4pm-6:30pm will be increased to 25 minutes.
  • Route #353 (Scotia/Mt. Pleasant) Weekday frequency between 9am–6pm will be increased to every 30 minutes.
  • Route #530 (Rotterdam Square Mall Express) – New PM trip departing Empire State Plaza at 3:45pm.
Reductions

  • Route #155 (Suburban Circulator)Weekday peak frequency (6am-9:30am, 3pm-7pm) will decrease to every 45 minutes. Weekday frequency between 9:30am – 3pm will decrease to every 90 minutes.  
  • Route #472 (Lake Avenue) Weeknight and Saturday service will be reduced to 8:55pm, while Sunday service will now begin at 9:30am. 
Rerouted Service

  • Route #214 (Rensselaer/3rd Street/RRS) – All night and weekend routing will follow Saturday circulation, removing the Albany Bus Terminal stop (Greyhound). Buses into Albany will operate from Dunn Memorial Bridge to Eagle Street, State Street, to a right on Broadway. Buses then continue to Madison Avenue, Pearl Street, and returning to Dunn Memorial Bridge.
  • Route #224 (Albany/Troy/Rensselaer) – For consistency, all weekday night trips will serve Empire State Plaza.
  • Route #815 (Troy Shopping Shuttle) - Will no longer directly access Kane, Lansingburgh and Hudson Shore Apartment buildings. Riders will need to use curbside stops at each location.
Time Adjustments

Minor time adjustments will be made to the following routes to improve service reliability. Please review new schedules to check for trip departure and arrival modifications.

#80 Troy/Fifth Avenue                    #87 Beman Park                                    #116 Mt. Hope/South End

#125 Clinton/Sand Creek                #214 Rensselaer/3rd Street/RRS     #734 Hackett/Bham Pond

#737 Corporate Woods/Airport  #763 Albany/Schenectady

For more information regarding these service changes or to view schedules, please visit www.cdta.org or call (518) 482-8822 to speak with a customer service representative. CDTA's Customer Service Center is open seven days a week from 6am- 7pm on weekdays, 8am-6pm Saturdays and 8am-5pm on Sundays and holidays. To stay connected with CDTA's latest initiatives, visit facebook.com/CDTAiride or follow us on twitter (@CDTA).

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