River Corridor bus rapid transit project rolls out in Albany, New York

The new Blue Line will offer free rides during the month of November

November 12, 2020 / 1 minute read
River Corridor bus rapid transit project rolls out in Albany, New York
Image: Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) in Albany, New York launched its second bus rapid transit (BRT) system along the River Corridor on Sunday, November 8.

The service—which is known as the “Blue Line”—will connect communities along the Hudson River with limited stop service that looks and feels like rail service on wheels. It is the second leg of CDTA’s three-line BRT network.

The Blue Line will offer free rides during the month of November so customers can get acclimated to the route network changes and benefits of the new service. Blue Line customers will enjoy fewer stops, faster service and more connections while traveling the 16-mile route between Waterford, Cohoes, Lansingburgh, Troy, Watervliet, Menands, and Albany.

In addition to the enhanced service, CDTA has made significant infrastructure improvements along the corridor to benefit transit customers, pedestrians, and motorists. This includes new stations with the newest technology, miles of new sidewalks with heated sections near waiting areas, new crosswalks and upgraded signal systems. CDTA says it also refurbished its Troy facility to house and service the new buses that will run along the River Corridor. 

The new line is color coded in silver and blue, making the corridor and the service very distinctive. New buses will travel along the corridor and they will be coordinated with local services.

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SOURCE: Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)

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