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Buses and Butterflies

by Ali Hibbs December 24, 2014


  The Capital District Transportation Authority and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission have teamed up to begin offering access to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, one of only approximately 20 remaining pitch pine scrub oak ...

Social Mobility

by Ann Morrow August 14, 2014


  “It’s a neighborhood car,” said Nnenna Ferguson, the marketing coordinator for Capital CarShare. She was referring to a shiny red Prius in the parking lot, but also to five other cars that are available to ...

All Aboard

by Shawn Stone July 10, 2014


  “The best-case scenario,” CDTA senior planner Michael Williams explained at a public forum at the Troy Atrium on Tuesday (July 8), “is a three-year timetable.” Williams was describing the hoped-for implementation schedule for the proposed river ...

Going Your Way

by Shawn Stone October 24, 2013


  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) was at the College of Saint Rose for a press conference on Oct. 21 to announce that the Capital District Transportation Authority had developed plans to expand the BusPlus ...

Existential Whoa

by Ali Hibbs October 11, 2012


  “I don’t mind being called messy, but being called sloppy would make me mad. There’s a difference.” It’s a subtle, almost ineffable difference to Patrick Porter, but large enough to make him pause temporarily, draw the ...

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Big Names, Big News

by The Staff December 30, 2011


Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s victories on gay marriage, a property tax cap and an early budget—as well as his shrewd moves to get income-tax reform passed his way—made him the year’s big winner, politically . Marriage equality finally ...

New Directions

by Shawn Stone July 14, 2011

This fall, if all goes as planned, many of the Capital District Transportation Authority bus routes used by Albany County residents and commuters will cease to exist. Those slated for the ax include the West ...

Rack ’em Up

by Darryl McGrath July 14, 2011

Finally, in a city where the best option for locking your bicycle has long been the nearest wrought-iron fence, bike racks are popping up everywhere. The selection alone is noteworthy, as racks can be seen on ...

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The Future Is Now

by Shawn Stone April 13, 2011


The woman asked her question before I finished crossing Broadway: “Are you here for the new bus?” I smiled and answered yes. Why else would we—or anyone—be standing in front of the old Delaware & Hudson ...


The Route 5 Express

by Shawn Stone March 9, 2011


It’s 4:42 PM on a Tuesday afternoon. The scheduled No. 55 bus is pulling up at the CDTA sign in front of the SUNY System Administration building right on time. There used to be an ...