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CDTA (City Bus)

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The Capital District Transportation Authority, CDTA for short, has been providing transit service to the people of the region since 1970. The service area includes the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady. The buses travel along 60 or so bus routes which go to just about every major employment center, shopping area and recreational site in the Capital Region. The service is safe, efficient and reliable; the employees are professional and friendly; and, the equipment is modern, clean and comfortable.

With your valid Rensselaer photo ID you can ride all CDTA buses for FREE.

Valid RPI photo identification cards will be accepted on all CDTA bus routes. Students, faculty, and staff can use all CDTA bus routes with the exception of the STAR and NX services. Just swipe your ID through the farebox and you're on your way.

If you are a new rider or will be taking the bus to an unfamiliar place, you should get information about schedule times, locations and fares before you begin your CDTA trip. The Customer Information Center is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

The information operators will tell you which bus to catch, where to board it and which stop is closest to your destination.

Call the CIC at 482-8822 whenever you need help in using any of CDTA’s services. When you call, have paper and pen handy to write information down. And be prepared to give the telephone operator the address or intersection you are at, the address or nearest intersection you want to go to, and the time that you would like to travel.

People with hearing impairments can reach the information center through CDTA’s telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD). The TDD number is 482-9024.


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