NY Capital District Civic - Services - Capital District, New York, USA

Support for human needs and infrastructure
  • Human: Health and human services
    • Childcare: Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council; resource and referral agency; referral service counseling parents seeking child care; serving parents, employers and child care providers in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties in New York State
    • ElderNetworkNY: information on housing, community resources, and health care; Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties of New York; for seniors, families, caregivers and care managers
    • Foodbank: Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York; collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties; covers from Plattsburgh to Newburgh
    • Senior: Umbrella of the Capital District; helping senior citizens and persons with disabilities keep their homes and their independence
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
  • Transport: The Capital District offers a variety of transit options
    • Airport ALB: Albany International Airport; major air center for the Capital Region, Northeastern New York and Western New England
    • Amtrak: Amtrak passenger train service; from station at city of Rensselaer, across the river from Albany; trains include Adirondack, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf
    • Port: Port of Albany / Rensselaer; on the Hudson River, a navigable year-round waterway with a draft of 9.75 meters; accommodates ships with overall lengths of up to 229 meters, maximum beam of 33.5 meters, and a maximum air draft of 41 meters; port, cargo handling facilities
    • Canals: New York State Canal System; 843 kilometer inland waterway that crosses upstate New York; includes four Canals: the Erie, Champlain, Oswego, and Cayuga-Seneca, and other waterways
    • Capital CarShare: green your commute!; advancing affordable and sustainable neighborhood transportation
    • Car Free: Possible in the Capital District; with good walkability and transit systems, you could easily live without a car in the Capital District
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
    • CDTA: Capital District Transportation Authority; public bus transit system; regular route buses, shuttle buses, and paratransit service
    • Greyhound: National, commercial bus transit company; offers connections from Albany to the United States, Canada, and Mexico
    • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including Albany
    • Peter Pan: Regional, commercial bus transit company; offers connections from Albany to northeast cities including New York City, Hartford, Springfield Mass, and Boston
    • Thruway: Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway; the 1,031 kilometer superhighway crossing New York State; Albany is a major crossing point
    • Committee: Capital District Transportation Committee; Metropolitan Planning Organization for New York's Capital Region
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • NG: National Grid; electric service and natural gas in upstate New York
    • Planning: The Capital District Regional Planning Commission; serves Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, & Schenectady Counties
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