Amsterdam students will get free CDTA bus rides

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When CDTA’s new bus service starts in Montgomery County on Aug. 28, students and faculty in the Greater Amsterdam School District will have free access, not just to get to and from school, but throughout the entire community.

The school district is holding two informational meetings for parents and students to learn more about CDTA’s new bus service. The first session is Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the high school. The second one is Aug. 25.

“Think about high school students,” CDTA CEO Carm Basile said. “Most have part time jobs, need to get to that part time job. Often times that’s separate from their school day.”

There will be four bus routes in Amsterdam. There will be three intersecting routes around Amsterdam’s neighborhoods and along major roadways to make quick connections in the city, which will operate seven days a week.

An express route traveling to Schenectady and Albany will operate five days a week.

“When we designed the service, we knew we had this partnership, so the routes are designed with students in mind,” Basile said.t comes with no cost to students and their families, but it will be a different from what they’re used to.

You can find the routes and bus schedules on the school district’s website.