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Cost: $58 to $68 million

CDTA trying to expand rapid transit route

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was in Albany on Monday at The College of Saint Rose to announce a plan for expanding bus rapid transit in the Capital Region. He joined CDTA's CEO Carm Basile, left,  to discuss the development.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was in Albany on Monday at The College of Saint Rose to announce a plan for expanding bus rapid transit in the Capital Region. He joined CDTA's CEO Carm Basile, left, to discuss the development.
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The Capital District Transportation Authority announced plans Monday for two new bus rapid transit routes serving downtown Albany, one from Crossgates Mall, the other from Waterford or Cohoes. The authority will need $58 million to $68 million in funding to create those routes, but U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said he will push for the necessary funding in Washington. ā€œIā€™m confident we can get the funding,ā€ he said in an announcement at The College ...


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wmarincic
October 21, 2013
7:15 p.m.

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Shifty Schumer won't ever miss a photo opportunity, what a sleazbag.

DakChili
October 21, 2013
10:32 p.m.

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Wis they would sit down with people in Saratoga and see what they could do to help us have better CDTA service. We need more routes and daily regular service to Malta & Clifton Park more than Albany, Schenectady or Rensslear Counties need more services.

robbump
October 22, 2013
2:31 p.m.

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Saratoga County HAD the #409 that ran between Broadway (Saratoga) to The Crossings (Clifton Park). Of the 6 times I rode it (riding up from Schenectady then back down to my dentist in CP), 4 times I was the only passenger. Seems Saratoga residents weren't all that interested.
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In fairness, I think that had the #409 continued all the way to Albany, or at least to Latham Farms, maybe it would have been better embraced by those in Sara county.
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Re the article: there is nothing "special" about the BusPlus vehicles, other than wifi - and half the time I don't seem to be able to connect.
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CDTA should charge a premium for Express Bus service too. The #531 only takes half an hour from Schenectady to downtown Albany (even faster than the BusPlus) yet only costs $1.50. From it's starting point, stop#3 is Madison St/Empire Plazs. How's THAT for premium service?

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