ALBANY, N.Y. -- Senator Schumer was in Albany Monday to talk about a CDTA expansion.
CDTA says the Bus Rapid transit line on Route 5 has been very successful and they are now looking to expand from 17 miles to 40 miles. This would include Washington and Western to connect to downtown Albany and Crossgates Mall and the Hudson River corridor, which would go north from Albany to Troy.
CDTA's CEO says they are also looking to use GPS technology to deliver real time information.
"Stations with fewer stops, real time technology are what people want. That is all the things you see in rail service and we are mimicking those successful points and bringing them to bus service," said Carm Basile, CDTA's CEO.
Schumer pushed to secure $18 million in federal funds the first time the bus line expanded.