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Sheehan was joined by neighborhood elected officials, local business representatives and community members to cut the ribbon on the revitalized New Scotland Avenue Streetscape.
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Albany's New Scotland Avenue neighborhood is undergoing big changes. Mayor Kathy Sheehan stopped by the newly completed "streetscape area" than runs from Quail to Ontario Streets.

CDPHP Cycle! set to launch in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga
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The Capital Region’s bike-share program is in its third season. But there are some questions being raised about the programs effectiveness in one area city.

A forum tonight in Albany will focus on improving public transportation and accessibility in the area.

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As budget negotiations continue, local officials and New York state lawmakers are seeking state dollars to bring the Capital District Transportation Authority to Montgomery County.

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The chief executive officer of the Capital District Transportation Authority is in Washington as part of a national lobbying effort for more funding for infrastructure, notably mass transit and regional bus services.

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Capital Region bus schedules are being reduced.

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Guilderland officials are considering plans Crossgates Mall has submitted to build a huge apartment complex on 20 acres of land it owns near Rapp Road in Albany County. Although the project is in its formative stages, neighbors are on high alert.

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People in the Northeast are digging out from a rare November snowstorm that triggered a multitude of closings, delays and commuter woes.

Ride-hailing company Uber has begun serving travelers at Albany International Airport after a long period of negotiations.

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The Cuomo administration says New York will use its share of the settlement in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal to boost the state's clean transportation initiatives.

A state appeals court has upheld the University at Albany’s decision to expel Ariel Agudio, one of three students involved in a January 2016 fracas aboard a CDTA bus that made headlines worldwide.

An Albany police officer signals Mayor Kathy Sheehan it's time to ride down Clinton Avenue on Bike To Work Day 2018.
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It's become a rite of spring in New York's Capital City:  "Bike To Work Day."

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Warmer weather is back, and with it an area bike-share program. CDPHP and the Capital District Transportation Authority have the second season of the “CDPHP Cycle!” program on Tuesday.

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The CEO of the Capital District Transportation Authority is in Washington today to speak to Congress about federal funding for mass transit systems across the nation. Carm Basile is concerned that the $200 billion infrastructure funding called for by the Trump administration would be taken out of the funding now set aside for public bus and transportation providers such as the CDTA. 

"We always prepare for the worst and hope for the best." ~ Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan
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A blast of snow for some, a wintry mix for others. Officials across upstate New York are scrambling to meet the challenge of the latest storm.

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The first season of the Capital Region's bike-share program is being hailed as a major success.

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Over the summer, the Capital Region got its first bikesharing program. Officials announced this morning that the program is doing better than expected.

Like New York, Chicago, Boston and others before it, the Capital Region entered the bike share era today. This morning Capital District Physicians Health Plan and the Capital District Transportation Authority officially launched the "Cycle!"  program in Albany's Washington Park.

Asha Burwell (Ariel Agudio standing behind her) outside the Albany County Courtoom after sentencing.
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On January 31, 2016, three women who were then students at the University at Albany set off a firestorm when they reported being assaulted in a racially-motivated attack during an early morning argument on a CDTA bus. A jury found two of them guilty of falsely reporting the incident. But today’s sentencing in Albany County Court may not be the last stop.

The Capital District Transportation Authority has released maps detailing where it will place stations for its new bike-share initiative.

The 38 locations in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs will allow users to ride the green and purple CDPHP Cycle! bicycles.

The locations are as follows:

ALBANY:

Ontario and Madison

Palace Theatre (Clinton & North Pearl)

Lark and Madison

New Scotland and Ontario

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Visitors and residents will have an easier time getting from place to place this summer in Albany. CDTA has kicked off a free downtown shuttle service.

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In the wake of the terrorist attack on Manchester, New York City Police have stepped up counter-terrorism efforts around Madison Square Garden and other high-profile locations. Authorities closer to home are also on heightened alert.

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This week, two former University at Albany students were found guilty of falsifying reports surrounding a racially-charged assault on a bus in January 2016. They were cleared of more serious related charges. Here's a look back on a case that made international headlines.

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An Albany County court jury Wednesday afternoon found two former University at Albany students guilty of filing a false statement, but acquitted the pair of assault, attempted assault and harassment. 

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If you’ve been to Manhattan recently, you’ve probably noticed the blue Citi Bikes traveling along city streets. Now, CDTA is teaming up with CDPHP and a Brooklyn-based company to bring bike-sharing to the Capital Region. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard explains that customers will be able to choose where they’d like to see the bikes.

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The trial against two former UAlbany students for their alleged roles in a racially charged incident aboard a CDTA bus on the Campus will begin with jury selection on Monday.

Jeff Pangburn of Creighton Manning Engineering says phase two begins in July; it will bring the new configuration all the way downtown.
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A successful radical remake along a busy stretch of Albany’s Madison Avenue will extend to where the street meets Lark and Delaware further downtown. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was at the College of St. Rose Thursday night for a public meeting on phase two of the “road diet.”

CDPHP Cycle! set to launch in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga
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Two organizations well known by their acronyms have partnered up to bring people in the Capital Region a new way to get from here to there.

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The Northeast has been digging out from two snowstorms in the past week, making the morning commute dicey. So, should the Capital District Transportation Authority offer free rides on snowy days? WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports some Albany residents say yes.

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The Capital District Transportation Authority has officially launched its Navigator smartcard system.

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