CDTC Reopening Statement 

December 30, 2020 Update - CDTC's office is closed to the public through the end of January 2021. All staff will be working from home during this time. Once reopened, we will operate at 50% capacity with alternating staff schedules Monday through Thursday and will be closed on Friday. For everyone’s safety, we are not allowing office visitors and will continue to hold all meetings virtually. If you have any questions, contact us by email and stay tuned for updates.

How is CDTC Adapting?

NYS COVID-19 Guidance

  • New travel guidelines are in effect that allow out-of-state travelers to “test out” of the mandatory 10-day quarantinel.
  • New York State continues its Micro-Cluster Strategy to address COVID-19 hot spots.
  • For the latest NYS Guidance, visit the New York State COVID-19 webpage.

COVID-19 Mobility Response & Recovery

COVID-19 Winter Maintenance 2020-2021 - Cornell Local Roads Program Resource Guide
Open Streets in the Capital Distrcit
Carpooling Best Practices

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.

Carpool groups should discuss and agree on COVID-19 practices that everyone in the group will follow. Best practices include:

  • Wear a mask while riding in the car.
  • Wash your hands before and after riding in the car.
  • Establish consistent carpooling partners as much as possible, rather than frequently changing arrangements.
  • Do not carpool for 14 days after exposure to someone with COVID-19, even if you are permitted to work during the incubation period.
  • Monitor yourself for symptoms of illness and do not carpool or go to work if you feel unwell.
  • Clean the car frequently focusing on touch points such as the door handles, rearview mirror, seatbelt buckles, cup holders, etc.
  • Have tissues and hand sanitizer available.
  • New research suggests that the best way to protect yourself and encourage proper ventilation is to sit in the backseat on one side of the car with the window closed, and open the other window in the back across from you.

Parking Policy Changes

City of Albany: 
City of Troy:
  • Metered parking in downtown Troy is suspended until further notice. See the Troy Parking Webpage for additional information.
Check with your local government for updates on local parking and transportation policy changes.

Other Transportation Information

  • The New York State Thruway Authority opened its Cashless Tolling system in November 2020.
  • 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.
  • Capital CarShare will cease operations as of December 31, 2020.
  • CDPHP Cycle! closed December 11th for the 2020 season. Read the wrap up on their highly successful season!

For regional and interstate travel, visit the following webpages for up to date information:

County COVID-19 Resources

Resources for Local Governments & Businesses in the Capital Region

Data: Measuring Impact of COVID-19