Albany Bus Operations Center - A New Facility for the Future of Transit
CDTA recently held an event at the newly expanded Albany Bus Operations Center to highlight their continued commitment towards adoption of renewable energy practices. CDTA was joined by a group of elected officials to celebrate the common goal of improving electric charging infrastructure across the Capital Region. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and White House Infrastructure Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President Mitch Landrieu, Congressman Paul Tonko, Assemblymember Pat Fahy and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan were all on hand to support the announcement that CDTA received $25.4 million in federal funding to expand their electric bus fleet and install new charging stations.
The Albany Bus Operations Center is the primary storage and maintenance facility located at CDTA’s headquarters. The facility contains a bus wash, service area, and houses the fleets for current and future BusPlus corridors. The facility expansion will accommodate future plans for bus fleet electrification which will reduce the use of fossil fuels and shrink the agency's overall carbon footprint. This major investment for CDTA provides the opportunity to further its use of more renewable, cleaner forms of energy.
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