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Asha Burwell,  a junior from Long Island and student manager of the women's basketball team, addressed the crowd at Monday's UAlbany rally.
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Last weekend's alleged racial incident involving University at Albany students aboard a CDTA bus remains a mystery after videos have been scrutinized.

11th-Ward Council member Judd Krasher introduced legislation that would repeal Albany's new trash fee
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Several events that will shape the future of New York's Capital City took place in various locations across Albany Monday night.

Response to the allegations came swiftly.
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University at Albany students are rallying tonight following an alleged assault of three black female students on a CDTA bus over the weekend.

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University at Albany President Robert Jones has responded to an alleged racially-based attack on a group of students on a bus.

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On a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer launched his effort to restore mass transit funding cuts passed by the House of Representatives last week.

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People who take public transportation tend to be opinionated regarding service. They'll have an opportunity to air grievances and praises alike tonight in downtown Albany at a meeting on bus transit policy.

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The Capital District Transportation Authority is getting $15 million in federal funding to replace its outdated dispatch and vehicle communication system with new state-of-the-art equipment.

The announcement was made by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer.  Congressman Paul Tonko  provided a letter of support for the grant:   "Anytime we can improve the CDTA services and impact the ridership favorably, and strive and achieve greater efficiencies, that is welcome news, and we're doing it without relying on state or local revenues."

CDTA Gets "Smart"

Jul 22, 2014
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New technology and changing social norms are impacting public transportation. "Smart" devices, electric buses and smoking all are being scrutinized by the Capital District Transportation Authority.

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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.

A new America THINKS survey from infrastructure firm HNTB Corporation 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.

According to the study, 76 percent of Americans are open to taking public transportation instead of driving, up from 69 percent in 2010.

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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.

A new America THINKS survey from infrastructure firm HNTB Corporation 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.

According to the study, 76 percent of Americans are open to taking public transportation instead of driving, up from 69 percent in 2010.

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