Updated 08/24/2012 01:52 PM
ShopRite and CDTA announce new transportation program
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- CDTA and ShopRite have teamed up to make transportation easier for employees.
Under the new program, ShopRite employees will be able to ride CDTA buses anywhere at no charge. Both organizations say the partnership is a win-win.
CDTA says it's excited to have more riders and extend its reach into the community, while ShopRite says it's pleased for employees to have safe and reliable transportation available to them.
"I have one car between me and my husband right now. I'm going to be able to say you can take the car, I can take the bus. One, it's going to save on gas, it's going to save on parking, they're going to the give the community more access to the parking lots which is going to be a great plus," said Beth Gohra, a ShopRite employee.
ShopRite employs about 1,000 people in the Capital Region and expects that number to grow to 1,500 once its store in Slingerlands opens.
CDTA says about 70 percent of its riders use the system to commute to and from work.