CDTA ridership returns to pre-pandemic levels

CDTA ridership has returned to pre-pandemic levels, the organization announced on Wednesday.

The transit service had 6.4 million riders for the first five months of the fiscal year and it is at where it was before the COVID pandemic halted ridership.

CTA said in a news release that it continues to introduce new services and programs to adjust to a shift in ridership patterns and has established partnerships with the Capital Region business community. That allows it to provide service and connections for students and major employers.

“Our commitment to customers by giving them routes with more frequency and span of service has proven to help our ridership recover post-pandemic,” said Jayme Lahut, chairman of the CDTA board.

CDTA is also expanding into Warren County as it merges the Greater Glens Falls Transit System into its operations.

A career fair for people interested in joining CDTA will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 110 Watervliet Ave. in Albany.