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Projects and Initiatives

Every day we work hand-in-hand with our community to provide new and unique programs that will enhance our services and improve your experience with CDTA. From information on ways to ride Green to how the Federal Recovery Act impacts transit, we are committed to giving you the latest update on initiatives and projects as they progress.

Transit Improvements

CDTA FareBox Upgrade

Check out the new fare collection system on your CDTA bus. Its modern design and simple layout make getting to work, play and what matters faster and easier than ever. Check out all the new features that Fast Fare offers by watching our video.

The best part is, you can still pay the same way you do now – with Swipers, farecards, cash or coin.

The same,only better.

KEY BENEFITS FOR CUSTOMERS:

>> SIMPLE DESIGN MAKES BOARDING FASTER

>> LIGHTED PANELS ARE EASIER TO USE

>> PAY YOUR WAY: SWIPER, FARECARDS, CASH OR COIN

>> SMARTCARDS AND MOBILE TICKETING COMING IN 2015

Farebox FAQ's

Are there any changes to how customers can pay their fares?

No.

There is no change to how customers may pay their fare. They may still pay with Swipers, cash or coins.

Why is CDTA replacing its fareboxes?

CDTA’s fareboxes are approaching the end of their recommended lifespan. The new fareboxes are part of a system-wide upgrade to smarter fare collection, which will include smartcards and mobile ticketing. The new fareboxes will be more reliable and help CDTA better control costs by reducing maintenance.

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Community Initiatives

Transit Development Plan Update

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Five Year Outline Focuses On Ridership, Facilities & Economic Development

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) Board of Directors today adopted an update to its successful Transit Development Plan (TDP) that guided consistent growth over the past five years. The TDP is a strategic guide to planning, service and outreach methodology that has led CDTA to near record ridership, which is expected to surpass 16 million this fiscal year.

The plan details current conditions, standards for performance and projects to be completed that focus on growing ridership, increasing CDTA’s impact across the region and highlighting the organization’s role as an economic development engine. The new plan will guide decision-making for the next five years and covers the major areas of service, mobility and partnerships.

The TDP focuses on eight key areas: a 40-mile Bus Rapid Transit route network, development of Transit Centers at high volume locations, route enhancements, additional park and ride facilities and new fare collection options for customers. CDTA engaged in a substantial outreach program with stakeholders to insure the TDP aligns with regional goals and Board vision. One notable outreach event was a developer roundtable held in December 2013 attended by stakeholders from business, collegiate and government sectors.

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Rider Experience and Improvements

BusPlus Ride the Rapid

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40 MILES OF BUS RAPID TRANSIT

THE FUTURE OF BUSPLUS

CDTA is building on the success of the Red Line to connect the 3 busiest travel corridors in the Capital Region. These corridors account for nearly 10 million annual boardings.

When complete, the system will contain 40 miles of BusPlus service - transporting over 10% of the Capital Region’s workforce. BusPlus will continue to support economic development, improving access to work, play, and what matters.

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Government Initiatives