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HVCC students will get to ride CDTA buses for free

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— Hudson Valley Community College will offer students unlimited ridership on Capital District Transportation Authority buses beginning in the fall 2013 term, college officials announced.

Free unlimited ridership will be available on CDTA buses for all registered students for the fall and spring semesters as well as intersession. Beginning on the first day of classes, students will be able to use their student identification as a bus pass to access all CDTA routes including the STAR service and the Northway Xpress commuter service.

The college’s initial contract with CDTA will begin Aug. 26, 2013 and run through May 17, 2014. The second year of the contract will run Aug. 25, 2014 through May 16, 2015.

Shuttles between Hudson Valley’s main campus in Troy and its Albany Extension Center at 175 Central Avenue may also be instituted based on demand.

The Student Senate and Faculty Student Association will share the cost of the program with the college.



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