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

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
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