CDTA launches new Albany rapid bus line
CDTA has launched a third rapid transit line.
The new BusPlus Purple Line will run from downtown Albany along the Washington and Western Avenue corridors to Crossgates Mall. It will allow riders to travel to downtown Albany, the University at Albany, College of St. Rose, and other destinations across the Capital Region.
The Purple Line will also connect to the existing Red and Blue Lines, which will allow riders to get to Schenectady and Watervliet.
Schumer obtained a total of $63.5 million to help implement the line. The New York State Department of Transportation contributed an additional $10.99 million, or 13.5 percent of the total cost, and the CDTA contributed $9.3 million, or 11.5 percent of the cost.