The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) have initiated a Bus Lane Feasibility Study as a first step to improving the reliability of transit in the Capital District. The study will investigate the feasibility, needed infrastructure improvements, and potential operating policies for bus lanes within CDTA’s fixed route service area. Bus lanes separate buses from other vehicles to allow them to travel faster, increase on-time performance, and get thousands of riders to their destinations more quickly every day. CDTC, in partnership with CDTA, has hired Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning to lead the project with assistance from M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. and IBI Group.
“This is the first step in creating a more robust CDTA in the Capital Region,” said CDTA CEO, Carm Basile. “A bus lane feasibility study will allow us to get the important information we need to continue to grow our system and provide even more mobility choices to customers and the community.”
Public engagement will be a key component of the project and fundamental to the implementation and eventual success of the recommendations. There will be multiple opportunities for the public to learn about the study and provide input including an online survey, virtual public workshops, in-person pop ups and a project website.
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and CDTC are seeking public input on the Bus Lane Feasibility Study. Two virtual public workshops are being held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, one at 5:30 PM and another at 7:00 PM. The workshop will introduce the project and gather feedback from the community. Free registration for the workshop is required. Please visit www.buslanestudy.com/events to sign up today and see the attached workshop flyer for more details.