CDTA releases new Albany County routes

That's why the CDTA wants to step up the frequency of buses on the "trunk lines" that run through Glenmont and Delmar. The authority's efforts elsewhere have shown that when the buses are more convenient to use and come more often, people will make greater use of them, said Janack.

In Bethlehem, the change in the path of the Route 18 bus off of Kenwood Avenue is in response to the public's use of that line, she continued.

"We have to examine where the stronger ridership is," Janack said. "The trip along Kenwood Avenue really has low ridership, and not as many people are picking it up there. It does add a long time to the trip."

The CDTA is collecting public comment on the restructuring plan. There have already been two public "open houses," and there are two more scheduled. There will be one Wednesday, July 13, at the main branch of the Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m., and another Thursday, July 14, at the Pine Hills branch of the Albany Public Library, 517 Western Avenue, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Written comments may also be submitted through July 21 and may be directed to cdta@cdta.org. The authority plans to make the changes in the fall.

For more information, visit cdta.org.""

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