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Access to Mass Transit

All current students and employees can use their ID cards to access all University at Albany and CDTA buses, including Northway Xpress and STAR Services. Volunteers, interns, Empire State Fellows, visiting and research scholars, and employees of the Rockefeller Institute of Government are not eligible for CDTA services through the Universal Access Program.

 

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CDTA Buses

CDTA provides service throughout the Capital Region and offers several routes that service UAlbany's campuses. CDTA access becomes inactive one week after each term or semester for students who are not registered for the next term or semester.

 

Health Sciences Campus - Uptown Campus:

Use CDTA Route #114 between Uptown Campus and Health Science Campus 19 times daily from 7:05 a.m. to 9:55 p.m. 

Health Science Campus - Downtown Campus:

To travel between the Health Sciences Campus and Downtown Campus use CDTA Route #114 and transfer with CDTA Routes #10 or #12 in Downtown Albany at Broadway at Orange St or Broadway at Steuben Street. Note that the transfer wait time during the day is usually only a few minutes and never more than 7 minutes in the evening. 

Health Sciences Campus - Albany Medical Center:

To travel between the Health Sciences Campus and Albany Medical Center use CDTA Route #114 and transfer with CDTA Route #13 at Broadway Station (in front of SUNY Administration Building) in Downtown Albany.

Passengers also have the option to ride the CDTA Route #114 between the Health Science Campus and Madison/New Scotland Avenue.

 

CDTA
CDTA Bus Routes most used by the University Community

Route 10: Western Avenue with stops at Crossgates Mall, entry to Uptown Campus, Downtown Campus, and Lark Station. 

Route 11: Western Avenue with stops at Uptown Campus, Downtown Campus, ETEC, and Alumni Quad.

Route 12: Washington Avenue with stops at Crossgates Mall, Uptown Campus, Downtown Campus, and South Pearl Station.

Route 13:  New Scotland Avenue, via St. Peter's Hospital and Albany Medical Center, Albany Law, Broadway Station, SUNY Administration Building.

Route 114: Madison and Washington Avenues with stops at Uptown Campus, Health Science Campus, SUNY Administration Building, Crossgates Mall, Empire State Plaza, Albany Bus Station, and Albany-Rensselaer Rail Station.

Route 115: Western and Madison Avenue with stops at Uptown Campus, Downtown Campus, NYS Museum, Albany Medical Center, Albany Law, and South Pearl Station.

Route 190: Fuller and Wolf Roads with stops at Uptown Campus, SUNY Polytechnic, Latham Farms, and Crossgates Mall.

Route 712: Harriman State Office Campus and Patroon Creek with stops at ETEC, Uptown Campus, Crossgates Mall, and Quail Station.

UAlbany Buses

The UAlbany transit system provides safe, reliable, and efficient services to the campus community.  Buses are equipped with two-way radios, interior camera systems, first aid kits, and fire extinguishers. See UAlbany bus locations in real time using the UAlbany Bus Tracker

UAlbany
Route 2 Weekdays: Uptown Campus

This route operates Monday through Friday.
 

Social Science Freedom Apartments Empire Commons Collins Circle UAlbany ETEC UAB/MSC Liberty Terrace SEFCU Arena

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Route 2 Weekends: Uptown Campus

This route operates on Saturday and Sunday.

There are service breaks from:

  • 1:50 to 2:10 p.m.

  • 3:45 to 4:25 p.m.

  • 6:00 to 6:25 p.m.
     

Freedom Apartments Empire Commons Collins Circle Indigenous Quad

ETEC

Liberty Terrace SEFCU Arena Social Science

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Route 5: Thursday Shopping Shuttle

This route operates on Thursdays.
 

Indigenous

Liberty Social Science Freedom Empire Collins Circle Crossgates Commons

Crossgates Mall - CDTA Stop

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Rules for UAlbany Bus Passengers

Only current students, faculty and staff with a valid ID card may ride UAlbany buses excluding special on-campus events.
 

General Rules

Boarding the bus

  • Arrive at your bus stop at least two to three minutes before the scheduled departure.

  • Arrival times are approximate and depend on traffic and weather conditions.

  • Stay clear of the bus until it has come to a complete stop.

Riding the bus

  • If you are standing, remain behind the white safety line and always use the handrail.

  • Smoking and inappropriate language are prohibited.

  • Passengers are not allowed to use audio players without headphones.

  • Always keep your body inside the bus.

  • Please do not request a non-authorized stop.

  • Do not block the aisle with baggage or other items.

Exiting the bus

  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before moving to depart. 

  • Once the driver has re-entered traffic, the bus cannot stop.

Severe Weather Emergency Information for UAlbany Buses

When the University cancels classes or shifts to remote learning before the start of the academic day, all UAlbany bus routes are cancelled. This procedure is generally implemented during heavy snow, ice, or high wind events. CDTA should be used where available. 

When the University cancels, suspends, or shifts to remote classes after the start of the academic day, one to two hours’ notice will be provided that bus services will be canceled, suspended, or minimized at a specific time.

In all circumstances, Mass Transit Services advisories are communicated on the Parking & Mass Transit Alerts webpage, the Parking and Mass Transit Services’ Twitter account and the UAlbany Bus Tracker.

 

Charter Services

University departments and authorized student groups can request to charter UAlbany buses.
 

charters
How to Request Charter Services

Complete a Charter Service Request Form.

Requests are approved based on availability and groups should note the following:

  • Limited to a 50 mile in-state radius around the University.

  • Buses and drivers cannot remain overnight with a charter group.

  • Must have one assigned contact person during the charter.

  • Must provide an itinerary at least 5 business days before the charter.

Rates for Charter Services

Weekdays: $100 per hour, per vehicle, with a minimum charge of four hours ($400)

Weekends: $135 per hour, per vehicle, with a minimum charge of four hours ($540)

The group that requests the charter is also responsible for all parking fees, tolls and other point-of-sale fees. The driver is not allowed to pay these fees.

Additionally, charters fees are to include pre-post trip inspections, fueling time, and drive time to/from arrival and departure points. This traditionally adds one hour to the entire charter. Example: Pick-up from a location is at 12:00 p.m. and final drop-off to a location is 4:00 p.m. you will be billed between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Rules for Charter Services
  • Smoking and the possession of alcohol and/or illegal drugs are prohibited.

  • The driver should never be asked to break any law or circumvent any policy.

  • Locations must be accessible without requiring the driver to operate in reverse.