The proposed BusPlus lines are only the beginning of the improvements CDTA is looking to make. It’s proposing to turn the original Albany Convention Center site on Hudson Avenue in downtown Albany – which was abandoned for a smaller project – into a new terminal for both its buses and national carriers such as Greyhound and Trailways. Currently, Greyhound and Trailways share a small bus station not far from CDTA’s proposed site.
CDTA is also planning to utilize some of its BusPlus technology for its local routes. It wants to add wifi to the rest of its fleet, and it’s planning to extend its Bus Time real-time tracking service to let riders know when the next bus will arrive at their stops. Riders can subscribe to Bus Time via cdta.org to receive real-time updates on their cell phones and by email.