While Tuesday’s snowstorm slowed down the Capital Region, Captial District Transportation Authority is working full steam ahead to get travelers safely from point A to point B.
At Central Communications, supervisors are actively connecting with drivers and managers in the field so that things run smoothly.
The office is filled with screens tracking both local and national weather and the about 200 buses traveling throughout the Capital Region.
CDTA is installing a new state-of-the-art radio system in all of its buses. The plan is to have it completed by 2020.
Supervisors use the radios to connect with drivers throughout the region.
“We’ll be on the same lines of communication with those emergency personnel and be able to provide any help necessary,” said Director of Corporate Communications Jamie Watson.
The system is similar to police scanners, connecting everyone in-house with the latest information of delays and accidents outside. That information goes out via social media and its mobile app.