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Taking the bus

CDTA predicting record 15 million riders

Gas costs mean more are taking the bus

A CDTA bus waits for passengers last at a stop on State Street in Schenectady in 2012.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
A CDTA bus waits for passengers last at a stop on State Street in Schenectady in 2012.
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The Capital District Transportation Authority could surpass 15 million passengers and set a new ridership record this year, thanks to higher gasoline prices and what authority officials say are improvements to their bus service. “Our ridership has gone up for 18 straight months,” said CDTA spokeswoman Margo Janack. “There’s a lot of things in the mix, but I’m sure gasoline is one of them.” The April 2011 launch of Bus Plus service — an upgraded ...

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