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CDTA Bus Schedules

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On the cover of each schedule you will see a route number and name. The number and name on the schedule correspond to the information on the large sign above the windshield on every CDTA bus. A time schedule and route map tells you when and where a bus travels. Bus schedules are divided into sections for weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays. If a bus route does not travel on Saturday and/or Sunday, this will be noted on its schedule.

Schedules are written to tell you when the bus will pass through a major intersection along the route. Determine where you want to go and at what time. Follow the row of time points from the place you want to travel from, to the place you want to travel to. Determine which time is good for you, and you will be on your way. If there is a symbol near any of your time points, check the notes section of the schedule. Some routes have alternate patterns or slight trip deviations to accommodate more riders. These symbols explain these trip deviations in detail.

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How To Get A Bus Schedule

CDTA bus schedules are available at hundreds of locations throughout the Capital Region. On campus, they can be picked up at the Student Union and the Auxiliary, Parking, and Transportation Services Office. Schedules are also available on line at Most area libraries, museums, government offices and shopping centers have schedules available. Many bank branches, Price Chopper and Hannaford supermarkets carry them, too.

Waiting For The Bus

Schedule times can be affected by traffic and weather conditions, so you should plan to arrive at your bus stop about 5 minutes before the scheduled arrival time of your bus.

About Bus Stops

Stand at the bus stop or in the shelter. Do not stand in the roadway or at the edge of the curb. CDTA bus stop signs are white with blue and gold trim. Each bus stop sign contains the number of the bus route that passes by that location. In general, bus stops are spaced about 500 feet apart. In the interest of safety, CDTA bus operators are instructed to pick up and drop off riders only at official bus stop locations. As your bus approaches, raise your hand to signal the bus operator. This will let the bus operator know that you want to board.

Identifying Your Bus

To be sure that you are boarding the right bus, check the route name and number which is displayed on the large sign above the windshield on every CDTA bus. This is called the overhead destination sign. The route number and name on the overhead destination sign should be the same as that shown on the front cover of the bus schedule. The space on the far right-hand side of the destination sign will tell you where the bus is going. A sign over the passenger-side window will tell you the direction that the bus is traveling on that route. If you are not sure that you are getting on the right bus, ask your bus operator for help.

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