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Draft CDTA Plan Available To Highlight Proposed Route Network Changes
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)will hold public workshops to gather feedback on a draft plan for the restructuring of services in Saratoga County.
The draft plan was created following a series of workshops held earlier this year where the public was given the opportunity to provide feedback on where transit services could have the most impact. Once the draft plan is presented and feedback is collected, CDTA will finalize the new routing with plans to roll out the service changes in spring 2016.
CDTA is restructuring the route network services to better align services to demand because Saratoga County is seeing growth and changes to where people live and work. A similar route restructuring was conducted back in 2007, leading to significant ridership increases. Subsequent restructurings in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties have propelled ridership to record heights alongside growth of CDTA’s Universal Access ridership program.
The workshop schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, November 4 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm
Ballston Spa Public Library
21 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Tuesday, November 10 @ 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Gannet Auditorium @ Palamountain Building
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Thursday, November 12 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm
Saratoga Public Library
49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Saratoga Restructuring Before Map
Saratoga Restructuring After Map
Saratoga Span of Service Chart
Comments will be accepted through November 26, 2015. They can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to CDTA Marketing Department, 85 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY 12206.
For all CDTA information, contact the Customer Service Center at (518) 482-8822 or visit at www.cdta.org. Customer service representatives are on duty 6am-7pm weekdays, from 8am-6pm on Saturdays and 8am-5pm on Sundays and holidays.
There’s a ton of things that catch my eye and ears on a regular basis, this was a particular stand out as the big picture of development in our area continues to evolve. [Read more…]
MALTA – Attempts by town officials to reduce the speed limit on an increasingly developed strip along Route 9 in the Town of Malta have been rebuffed, though a feasibility study of the site could help change that decision. [Read more…]
This festive holiday event takes place in downtown Saratoga Springs and offers over 40 sites of free entertainment, including fiddlers, hammered dulcimer, a cappella singing, choral singing, Christian Brothers Academy Military Marching Band, saxophone, crystal glasses, accordion, balloons, ballet dancers, live reindeer, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Festival of Trees at the City Center, face painting, Newfoundland dogs, and much more.
The 28th Annual Victorian Stroll, sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association, begins at 6 p.m. and runs through 10 p.m. Broadway will close from 5p.m.-10p.m.from the Route 50 arterial to the Spring Street intersection.
CDTA is running free shuttle buses every 20 minutes from the Empire State College parking lot at 111 West Avenue on Saratoga Springs’ west side, NYRA’s Oklahoma track (just off Exit 14 of I-87) and the Weible Avenue Skating Rink parking lots on the east side of Saratoga Springs to downtown, bringing carloads of people to and from the Victorian Streetwalk from 4:3p.m. until 10:30p.m.
The Downtown Business Association is combining their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with the Victorian Streetwalk. Girl Scouts will serenade the crowd with Christmas Carols while the children wait for Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Honorable Mayor Joanne Yepsen will light the trees at 435 Broadway at 6p.m. and Santa, Clara, many elves and Rumple Dumple arrive at the Santa Cottage shortly after that to visit with children in the beautiful, handmade and detailed Santa Cottage that is set up in front of Putnam Market, just across from Caroline Street.
Have a group photo taken at Impressions with A Victorian Print Giveaway. Nacre Dance Company and Octavo Singers will delight audiences of all ages as they combine talents at the Universal Preservation Hall at 7:30p.m. and 8:15p.m.
Special Victorian Streetwalk postal cancellations are available at the Broadway Post Office from 6p.m-9p.m. Bring your stamped Christmas card envelopes, get them canceled with the special Victorian Streetwalk cancellation (free) and you have a month to mail them.
Most businesses will be open until 10p.m. and will hold open houses and serve delicious, free refreshments to their guests, friends and customers.
The Victorian Streetwalk is the Downtown Business Association’s way of saying “thank you” to all their customers for supporting their beautiful downtown throughout the year. Everyone is invited to join the fun with caroling and Victorian costumes and enjoy an old-fashioned “Christmas as it used to be” street party and celebration of the holiday season.
Please leave your furry, four legged family members at home.
The event is free and open to the public. Attendees at the Victorian Streetwalk are encouraged to look for maps with entertainment locations and times in downtown member businesses.
For information or a map and listing of the entertainment, visit www.saratogadowntown.com, click on events, then on Victorian Streetwalk. Or call the Downtown Business Association at 587-8635.
MALTA – About a dozen residents of Knapp Road told the Malta Town Board Monday that a big increase in traffic going to and from GlobalFoundries is endangering their lives and property. [Read more…]
CDTA hosts info sessions, seeks customer input
In a July 9 press release, the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced plans to restructure its NX Commuter Service. The series of improvements are designed to make the service more efficient, reduce costs, and attract new customers, the release said.
The plan design includes the reduction of the number of zones and overall fare pricing, the addition of a discounted monthly NX Swiper pass, and improvements to where and when the service travels. A detailed description of the proposed changes can be found at www.cdta.org and in a brochure distributed in public libraries, on buses and in schedule racks throughout Saratoga County.
CDTA scheduled three public meetings to share information about the NX service restructure plan for this week: on Tuesday, July 17 in Saratoga Springs, on Wednesday, July 18 in Malta, and for tonight, Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the AB Room of the Clifton Park Public Library at 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park.
Customers may visit www.cdta.org or call 518-482-8822 to provide comments regarding proposed changes in the NX Commuter Service. Customer comments will be accepted through Thursday, August 2, 2012 and may be submitted online to email@example.com or mailed to: CDTA NX Restructuring, Attn: Marketing Department, 110 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12206.
Proposed changes include the reduction of the number of fare zones to three and the introduction of an NX Swiper pass. Some fares may be reduced by as much as 30 percent, according to the CDTA website.
Milton, Malta and Ballston Spa are in CDTA/NX fare zone two. Service runs from a park and ride at Milton Town Hall, from park and ride locations at Northway Exits 11 and 12, and through downtown Ballston Spa. For a full schedule visit CDTA online at tripplanner.cdta.org.