New York State's Reopening webpage provides guidance on the phased reopening of non-essential businesses by region. CDTC remains on Pause until at least June 12th. The Capital Region began Phase 1 of reopening on May 22nd.   

How CDTC is Adapting?

  • All staff has transitioned to remote work
  • All in-person meetings have been canceled through June 12th in accordance with NYS on Pause
  • Virtual meetings are being held. Check our Calendar of Events page on the CDTC website for details.
  • CDTC will continue with its 2020-22 Unified Planning Work Program
  • For news and announcements from CDTC, check the Latest News page on the CDTC website
  • Recordings of recent CDTC meetings can be found on the CDTC YouTube channel
  • CDTC staff will continue to launch new programs, initiate new tasks and projects, and complete previously scheduled work. Please do not hesitate to contact CDTC staff with questions

COVID-19 Mobility Response & Recovery

  • Masks are required on board all CDTA buses
  • CDTA will be offering a credit to customers with unused frequent rider passes purchased on or after March 1st. Contact the CDTA Sales Department at (518) 437-6876 or about the Frequent Rider customer credit.
  • Information about changes to transit service to better connect to essential services can be found on the CDTA website.
  • CDTA has suspended fair collection and is requiring passengers to board at the rear-door to increase safety for operators.

Parking Policy Changes

City of Albany: 
  • As of March 23rd, metered parking has been suspended until further notice.
  • Parking restrictions lifted in Washington Park and Lincoln Park.
  • Daily garage parking rates reduced from $13 to $7
  • Time-limit parking restrictions lifted in some areas of the city to create designated curbside pick-up areas in order to improve safety for restaurants employees and customers.
City of Troy:
  • Metered parking in downtown Troy has been suspended until further notice and all normal parking regulations will remain in effect.
  • Please check with your local government about other local parking and transportation changes.

Other Transportation Information

  • Please wear a mask or face covering when using crowded sidewalks and trails. Keep 6 feet of distance between you and other pedestrians, runners, and bicyclists on the trail. For more information on where you can find a trail visit the Maps page on the CDTC website.
  • The Capital CarShare office is closed but new members can join and vehicle reservations can be made online. Members are advised to sanitize vehicles before and after use for their own safety.
  • CDPHP Cycle! 2020 Season is on hold
  • The CDC has released guidance for rideshare, taxi, limo, and other passenger drivers-for-hire. If you need to or are thinking about using Uber and Lyft, read to learn what precautions your driver should be taking to increase safety.
  • As of March 22nd, emergency toll procedures on the NYS Thruway were put into place, meaning no cash will be collected and toll bills will be mailed to a vehicle’s registered owner.
  • The Albany Airport continues to operate as an essential service, but airlines have decreased their daily flight schedules. Additional information about what precautions the Airport has taken can be found on their website.
  • Amtrak continues to operate as an essential service, but some services and protocols have changed. Visit the Amtrak website for more information.
  • Intercity Bus Services like Greyhound and MegaBus continue to operate. Please check their websites for service updates and trip cancellation information.
  • Best Practices & Guidelines for Adapting to Social Distancing (see the NACTO COVID-19 response database of actions taken by cities and transit agencies globally for additional guidance).

Resources for Local Governments & Businesses in the Capital Region

Data: Measuring Impact of COVID-19