News and Alerts

Effective Monday August 24, 2015, the following Mass Transit Services changes will go into effect:

Enhancements

All routes have been renamed & numbered for better customer identification:

• Route #1 (Downtown Campus Shuttle via Western Avenue) & Route #4 (Patroon Creek) – Formally the Alumni/Western Ave Shuttle and the Patroon Creek/Health Center Shuttle, both services will not change.

• Route #2 (Uptown Circulator) – Formally the Uptown Campus Loop and Apartment Shuttle, both routes will be restructured into a clockwise/counterclockwise loop. After 3:15p, clockwise service will ONLY operate providing service every 24-30 minutes. Service will operate from the corresponding stops:

2a. Clockwise via West University Drive:
 Freedom Apartments
 Social Science (315p on)
 Collins Circle
 Liberty Terrace
 SEFCU Arena Bus Stop
 Social Science Bus Stop
 Freedom Apartments

2b. Counter-Clockwise via East University Drive
 Freedom Apartments
 Social Science Bus Stop
 SEFCU Arena Bus Stop
 Liberty Terrace
 Collins Circle
 Freedom Apartments

• Route #3 (Madison/East Campus) – Formally the East Campus Shuttle, Frequency will be consistent to arrive once every hour during the day & every other hour at night. East Campus service will be enhanced to serve Albany Medical Center, Albany Law School, and Albany College of Pharmacy via Quail Street and New Scotland Avenue on all trips. Due to the change in route pattern of utilizing Quail Street. Service along Madison Avenue from Quail Street to New Scotland Avenue will be eliminated. As an alternative customers can use CDTA Route #114 along this segment, this route accesses UAlbany’s Uptown Campus at Collins Circle.

• Route #5 (Shopping Bus) – Formally the Shopping Shuttle, service to Colonie Center will begin operating on Thursday’s & service to the Walmart in Crossgates Commons will operate on Monday’s only. Service to Colonie Center will stop at the rear entrance between Boscov’s & Christmas Tree Shop.

Reductions
• Route #2 (Uptown Circulator) – Service to MSC/UAB (Management Services Center and University Administration Building) will no longer be provided. This location is within walking distance from the following Western Ave bus stops; Homestead Street – CVS (Eastbound) and University Place (Westbound) both served by Campus Route’s #1 & 3 and CDTA Route #11.

For more information regarding these service changes or to view schedules, please visit http://www.albany.edu/pmts/bus_schedules or call (518) 442-3420 to speak with a Transportation Supervisor.