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I wonder, why can't they extend the 1 from Colonie to Albany Intl Airport on Sundays (every run) instead of having that AM 117 run just there. Every other bus could go to the airport, with the last bus leaving Albany Bus Terminal at 8:05 PM (arrivng at 8:49 PM). This trip would go back at 9:05 PM (arrving at 9:55 PM in Albany).

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I wonder, why can't they extend the 1 from Colonie to Albany Intl Airport on Sundays (every run) instead of having that AM 117 run just there. Every other bus could go to the airport, with the last bus leaving Albany Bus Terminal at 8:05 PM (arrivng at 8:49 PM). This trip would go back at 9:05 PM (arrving at 9:55 PM in Albany).

 

The 610 ran hourly service on sundays, and then got improved to 45 minutes, so i'm not quite sure what happened there? I checked the route performance reports from years prior, nothing was ever mentioned. Also for the record, the 155 runs there three times a day on sundays, at 6, 2, and 10. 

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I saw on the CPTDB Wiki that there are two order for Gillig 40' buses (4 HEV and 16 clean diesel) due for October 2013. Have they been delivered and what fleet numbers do they carry? I'm thinking of doing the 4-plus hour drive down from Montreal to Albany for a day of fanning there maybe this summer. Last time I was there, it was for a snack stop and quick walk back in '96 on my way to Cooperstown.

 

Thanks. :)

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I saw on the CPTDB Wiki that there are two order for Gillig 40' buses (4 HEV and 16 clean diesel) due for October 2013. Have they been delivered and what fleet numbers do they carry? I'm thinking of doing the 4-plus hour drive down from Montreal to Albany for a day of fanning there maybe this summer. Last time I was there, it was for a snack stop and quick walk back in '96 on my way to Cooperstown.

 

Thanks. :)

 

They are all delivered and in service in Albany. (4093-4113) 

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Ok, thanks, so the HEVs are 4093 to 4096 and the regular 40 footers are numbered 4097 to 4113?

 

They hybrids are the higher #'s, however, I believe there is one hybrid that is a 409X

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The new Gilligs we are getting (the ones that are replacing the LFS's, not the NABI's, 4114+, the bus I was on was 4128 so quite a few are gone) have a different seating layout then the other 40' Gilligs in the fleet, with the seats on the front half of the bus being spread out for much more legroom (yay for tall people) and the wheelchair space now only takes up the front bench and not the row of seats behind it as well. I don't have any pictures as I haven't gotten used to the commute yet, so until then i'm not bringing my cameras. 

Oh, also related, I haven't seen a 30XX LFS in a while, so i'm pretty sure those are all gone, at the very least the schenectady ones are, cause the BRT's and 30's are making appearances on predominantly LFS routes, and we also have quite a few hybrids from Albany now. (Which are running on the 351 now instead of the BRT's  :angry:) When i'm in Albany, I still see a decent number of LFS's though, so if you wanna see em, that's the place to be, and I think most of the LFS's are from '00, so we should have until next year for those.

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I for one think CDTA shouldhave a commuter bus to kKingston although is probably a nay since Columbia Transit offers servic . Between Hudson and Albany. ..have it pay by zon.

 

$3.00 Greene county

$4.00 Columbia county

$5.00 Ulster county

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As promised, now that I live up here, I'd be happy to provide you guys with updates on what's going on up here.

 

Here are a few photos from this past summer:

3rd Street and Congress St in Troy, NY

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Blue routes are trunk - they run all week and most frequently. Route 22 operates largely along NY-32.

Green routes are neighborhood - they run every day except Sunday for some. The 182 runs on Sunday, just once every hour. It operates largely along NY-378. I have rode the 224, just not into Troy.

Yellow routes are express. I have not yet rode such a route.

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Mohawk Road and Glen Avenue, East [in Scotia]

(reminder - Transit app allows you to search for bus stops and train stations based on their ID)

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These two bus stops have one other intersection in common: Rt 50 (North Ballston Av in this area) and Dutch Meadows Lane, and Liberty Park Station (the next and last stop from the above-pictured).

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Several charters besides the Northway Express (NX) serve the capital region:

Trailways in Schenectady (no ridership data from me)

MegaBus at Collins Circle - UAlbany and Albany-Amtrak, Parking Lot B. Trips from NYC cost about $17 ($20 for preferred seating)

Greyhound in Albany. Trips from NYC cost about $17. Haven't rode in about 20 years.

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CDTA has been awarded funding for the River Corridor BusPlus Blue Route, which will complement the 22, 182, and 370 when it opens for business in a few years. The contract is nearly $27 million.

BusPlus Red (905) is the most trafficked route in the system, with 3 million annual riders. The (1blue) comes in second at 1.5 million riders.

 

More is available in this article.

https://www.masstransitmag.com/bus/infrastructure/news/21075727/us-awards-cdta-269m-for-new-bus-rapid-transit-line

© Mass Transit Mag | story by Eric Anderson | 4/10/2019

Edited by MassTransitHonchkrow
proper citation of news story
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CDTA is making a bid to annex Montgomery County to the service area. It's a move that's welcomed by the County Executive, State Senator Amedore (49), Assemblyman Santabarbara (111) and numerous employers along Route 5S, including Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Amsterdam, the US House District Seat, is 15 miles from Schenectady to the West.

 

Montgomery County shuttered its transit authority in April 2018.

 

https://www.wamc.org/post/montgomery-county-leaders-seek-cdta-service

© WAMC | story by Lucas WIllard | 3/22/2019

 

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Quail-WAMC Station, Looking West

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BusPlus stations on Route 5 are clearly marked by Red, Silver and Blue pylons with similarly colored bus shelters. The only stop without a shelter is Downtown-Train Station, which uses the Lake Shore Railway underpass.

BusPlus Red has nineteen stops across 17.4 miles. There are dedicated traffic signals at Veeder Avenue (East), New Karner (West), and Colonie (West). BusPlus does not make local stops, but will offer connections to local buses at every stop it does make.

 

This stop:

1 - Local Trunk - Wolf Road, Colonie via Route 5

712 - Commuter - W. Averill Harriman State Offices or Patroon Creek - no weekend service

905 - BRT - Schenectady - Gateway Plaza

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CDTA Bus Rider Tip:

If you have a Navigator™ card, your fare floor for all taps (except Route 540) is $1.30.

Use spare change to extend your balance sheet. If you put a quarter in the fare box, your card will only be charged $1.05 for that tap.

Like EasyPay cards, it takes 48 hours for reloads made to your Navigator™ card to materialize. To avoid being left hanging, register your card online so you can activate Auto-Buy, or reload when your balance falls below $5.

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On 10/11/2021 at 9:32 PM, checkmatechamp13 said:

I'm surprised nobody mentioned it (even though it was last year), but the second BRT line launched (the #922/923): https://www.cdta.org/news/coming-soon-new-brt-line

Always impressed in how much service CDTA can provide compared to the rest of upstate NY.

 

Specifically looking at you CENTRO in Syracuse

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