Mayor Madden Issues Proclamation Recognizing 50th Anniversary of Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden issued a proclamation recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA). The proclamation celebrates CDTA’s contributions to the growth and development of the Capital Region and the City of Troy.
On Friday, July 31st, Mayor Madden visited the CDTA’s Troy Division garage to present the proclamation to CEO Carm Basile, followed by a tour of the facility. On August 1, 1970, the Capital District Transportation Authority was created by an act of the New York State Legislature with a broad mission of creating a regional transportation system.
Full text of the proclamation is below:
WHEREAS, because of the many important contributions that the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has made to the growth and development of the Capital Region and the City of Troy, they are deserving of special recognition; and
WHEREAS, CDTA was named the Best Mid-Size Public Transportation System in North America for 2017 by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
WHEREAS, under the leadership of CEO Carm Basile, CDTA’s ridership has been at record or near record levels, reaching a record high of 17.1 million riders in one fiscal year and a 25 percent increase in ridership over the past six years; and
WHEREAS, more recently, CDTA has focused on improving taxi services, bike share services, deals with major employers, new transit centers and creating universal access programs, which represented 25 percent of all CDTA boarding’s in the system; and
WHEREAS, CDTA is a valued partner in the Collar City’s growth and development, making significant investments in the City’s transportation infrastructure, including expansion of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line which will connect Albany to Troy, Watervliet, Waterford, and Cohoes, and features upgrades to Troy’s streetscape infrastructure, including new accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, and bus shelters; and
WHEREAS, public transportation options offered by CDTA provide a low emissions alternative to driving, helping to remove vehicles from the road and minimizing the carbon footprint of construction and transit maintenance and repair operations; and
WHEREAS, CDTA remains a leader in the Capital Region, connecting communities and individuals to new opportunities throughout the area, and continuously modernizing their operations to meet new challenges in a rapidly-growing and changing region; and
WHEREAS, CDTA is looking towards continued improvements, such as offering a safe environment for the community and connecting towns and cities that have been previously challenging to connect with a cohesive transportation network in order to ensure community members can expand their horizons; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, I, Patrick Madden, Mayor of the great City of Troy, New York, do hereby recognize the 50th anniversary of the
Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
and encourage all Trojans to explore and utilize CDTA’s award winning services.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Troy, New York to be affixed this 14th day of July 2020.
Mayor, City of Troy