The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has announced that ridership on BusPlus has grown to more than 1.5 million boardings in its second year of operation, a feat that is exciting for a program so new.
Started in April 2011, BusPlus is part of CDTA’s growing Bus Rapid Transit network that provides limited stop service along the busiest transit corridors in the Capital Region. BusPlus operates with sleek, efficient buses, large, comfortable stations and enhanced customer amenities and connects Albany, Colonie, Niskayuna and Schenectady.
Customer enhancements include improved customer stations, passenger information in real time, transit signal priority at busy intersections, and FREE WiFi on every trip, bonuses that are sure to make a difference.
The total boardings on the CDTA was the highest for the company in over 20 years, and the BusPlus ridership accounted for approximately 10% of the 15.5 million trips taken on CDTA last year. The Capital Region’s most traveled path is on Route 5, where ridership produces nearly 4 million trips annually. Currently, the CDTA is working to add additional BRT routes to serve the region’s busiest corridors.
Ridership and revenue gains have come from the strengthening of the CDTA’s core services, and have allowed the Board of Directors to approve a $76.1 million spending plan that keeps fares level and helps provide for future expansion to meet customer demand for more service.
Customers looking for more information regarding BusPlus or other transit services can call the Customer Service Center at (518) 482-8822, or connect with the company on their website, Facebook or Twitter.
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