October 11, 2010
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CDTA Marks 40th Anniversary with Return to 40-Cent Fares
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) in Albany, NY, commemorated its 40th anniversary of service by rolling back fares to the original 40 cents on Sept. 16.
The New York State Legislature created CDTA in 1970 as a public benefit corporation to provide regional transportation services by rail, bus, water, and air. The agency operates fixed route bus service, shuttle systems, Northway Commuter services, and STAR paratransit. CDTA owns and operates the Rensselaer Rail and Saratoga Springs rail stations and is active in the proposed upgrade to the Schenectady Station.
CDTA has served more than half a billion customers on its regular route system since it started in 1970.
“We’re proud of our 40 years of service to the Capital Region, delivering innovative transportation solutions while making a strong economical and environmental impact along the way,” said CDTA Chairwoman Denise Figueroa. “To thank our loyal customers and our community for their steadfast support over the years, we are winding back to the original 40-cent fare for this one day only.”
Figueroa added: “Moving forward, we will continue to improve, expand, and adapt to the changing transportation needs of the Capital Region.”
CDTA employs more than 650 people and transports more than 45,000 riders each weekday.