CDTA Welcomes the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District to its Universal Access Program

CDTA Welcomes the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District to its Universal Access Program

May 16, 2024

Members of the Downtown Troy BID will enjoy unlimited access to CDTA services 

TROY, NY (May 16, 2024) The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has announced that the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District (BID) has joined the CDTA Universal Access Program.

"At CDTA, we strive to meet the transportation needs of our community through innovative solutions,” said CDTA CEO Carm Basile. “We are excited to partner with the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District as one of our Universal Access partners. Our collaboration with the business owners and employees will provide seamless transportation services, allowing them to focus on delivering excellent experiences to customers and the community in Downtown Troy.”

Employees of businesses that are part of the Downtown Troy BID will have unlimited ridership within CDTA’s service network. Employees can use any of CDTA’s transit services by swiping their CDTA Navigator card. The partnership will provide local, express, and commuter transit service throughout the Capital Region. Businesses interested in participating should contact the BID. 

“I'm excited to highlight how our partnership with CDTA's Universal Access Program serves as a valuable resource for businesses in our community,” said Olivia Clemente, Executive Director of The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District. “By offering unlimited access to CDTA services, we're providing a practical solution that directly supports the needs of local businesses and their employees. This initiative underscores our role as a proactive facilitator, ensuring our members have the essential resources to flourish, while also enhancing the accessibility and vibrancy of Downtown Troy." 

Troy Mayor Carmella Mantello said, “The City of Troy is thrilled to partner with CDTA and the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) in bringing the Universal Access Program to our downtown businesses. This program will help our businesses grow and encourage new businesses to invest in the BID. We hope that CDTA will explore expanding this program to other businesses outside of the BID.”

Currently, more than 50 Capital Region colleges and businesses are part of CDTA’s Universal Access program. The program reduces travel expenses, stressful commutes, and parking costs. Proving this mobility solution enhances the academic experience and work environment.

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