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Wheelchair Accessible Bus Routes

CDTA has a number of buses that are equipped with wheelchair lifts. The lift is a special feature which allows riders who use wheelchairs to board CDTA buses safely and quickly. The international symbol of access appears on the front of every lift bus and on the front of the accessible route schedules. Lift-equipped trips on individual route schedules are shaded in gray for easy identification.

Lift buses operate on several CDTA bus routes. For more information about lift buses or the routes that they operate on, call the CDTA Customer Information Center at 482-8822. An information operator will help you.

Park & Ride

CDTA Park & Ride lots are located throughout the transit district. Some Park & Ride lots are owned and operated by CDTA; while others are located in shopping centers or mall parking lots. You can park your car free at any Park & Ride lot and board a CDTA bus for a relaxing and safe trip. In many cases, service from Park & Ride lots is limited stop, which gets you to work even faster. They call this “express service.” For more information about Park & Ride, call the CDTA Customer Information Center at 482-8822.


Safewatch is a cooperative effort between CDTA, Rensselaer Public Safety and local law enforcement to make the Capital Region an even safer place to live. All CDTA vehicles are equipped with two-way radios. Our employees are trained to be alert for potential problems and to inform authorities about criminal activity, roadside incidents or accidents. Any individual who needs police assistance can flag down a CDTA vehicle for emergency help. The employee will use a radio to contact the police. Children in danger can board a CDTA bus and stay on the vehicle until authorities arrive. For more information about Safewatch, call the CDTA Public Information Office at 482-3371.

Lost and Found

If you forget something on a CDTA bus, please call them. Everything found on buses is returned to the CDTA Lost and Found offices in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy. If you happen to find something while you are on a bus, please give it to the bus operator who will turn it in to Lost and Found. Items are normally kept for in lost and found for 30 days. If you lose something in the Albany area, call 482-9191; in the Schenectady area, call 393-2102; and in the Troy area, call 274-1900.

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