CDTA http://wamc.org en Ticket To Ride: Albany Keen On Public Transit http://wamc.org/post/ticket-ride-albany-keen-public-transit <p></p><p>Transportation is the buzzword in many mid- to large-sized North American cities. Albany is no exception as commuters seek out alternatives to driving to work.</p><p>A new America THINKS survey from infrastructure firm <a href="http://www.hntb.com/" target="_blank">HNTB Corporation</a> finds people are getting on board with public transportation as the cost to own and operate a vehicle rises and consumers look for ways to save money.</p><p>According to the study, 76 percent of Americans are open to taking public transportation instead of driving, up from 69 percent in 2010.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 23:45:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 80677 at http://wamc.org Ticket To Ride: Albany Keen On Public Transit Ticket To Ride: Albany Keen On Public Transit http://wamc.org/post/ticket-ride-albany-keen-public-transit-0 <p></p><p>Transportation is the buzzword in many mid- to large-sized North American cities. Albany is no exception as commuters seek out alternatives to driving to work.</p><p>A new America THINKS survey from infrastructure firm <a href="http://www.hntb.com/" target="_blank">HNTB Corporation</a> finds people are getting on board with public transportation as the cost to own and operate a vehicle rises and consumers look for ways to save money.</p><p>According to the study, 76 percent of Americans are open to taking public transportation instead of driving, up from 69 percent in 2010.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 23:45:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 80678 at http://wamc.org Ticket To Ride: Albany Keen On Public Transit Schumer Backs Expanded 'BusPlus' Service http://wamc.org/post/schumer-backs-expanded-busplus-service <p></p><p>The Capital District Transportation Authority's "Bus Plus" initiative got a big boost from a U.S. Senator today.</p><p>CDTA rolled out its BusPlus rapid transit service in April 2011 along the Central Avenue corridor, connecting Albany, Colonie, Niskayuna and Schenectady.&nbsp; New York’s senior Senator, Democrat Chuck Schumer, made an appearance at The College of Saint Rose in Albany.&nbsp; Schumer announced the plans to launch two new BusPlus routes.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:15:55 +0000 Dave Lucas 76011 at http://wamc.org Schumer Backs Expanded 'BusPlus' Service Saratoga Springs Hosts New York Public Transit Expo http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-springs-hosts-new-york-public-transit-expo <p></p><p></p><p>The leaders of the businesses and agencies that support public transportation in New York are meeting for a two-day conference in Saratoga Springs. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that the industry is focusing on forging new partnerships. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:49:48 +0000 Lucas Willard 73467 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Springs Hosts New York Public Transit Expo