Next stop is where, exactly?

cdta bus at the armoryThe TU recently deployed a group of "intrepid" reporters to ride CDTA buses throughout the region. The short story: the bus isn't so bad, but "a stunning lack" of schedules and signs makes for some confusing rides. Somewhere, Qualities of Life in Albany is probably yelling something along the lines of, "Yes! Exactly! That's what I've been saying!"

The thing that was really news to us was way down at the bottom of the story. Apparently you can schedule "a CDTA travel trainer, who can accompany new customers and help them learn the ropes on the spot."

What? If people need a coach to help them ride the bus, that's probably a pretty good indication that the schedules and signs need improvement.

Earlier on AOA:
+ Local transit info now on Google Maps
+ Trippin' with CDTA

Comments

I too was shocked to learn about Travel Trainers! Now that's cute, and ummm.... absolutely indicative of "issues" with the transit system.

Hey, Quality! I enjoy your blog!

I'm getting a kick out of reading the reader comments on the TU story. As an "intrepid" traveler on the CDTA buses, I agree with most of the complaints about leaking buses, bad signage, late (or early!) buses, and mystifying map routes. The thing that gets me are the people that complain about other riders. CDTA can't really control the behavior of it's riders - you just have to put up with it! That's the price you pay for a $2 fare!

Everytime I get lost riding the CDTA buses, I just push the big orange button on my Batsuit. Because that activates my sonar glasses/hologram map and things pretty much work themselves out from there. So I don't know what everyone is complaining about. Babies.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

West Fulton Puppet Festival 2016

This looks like something a bit different: The West Fulton Puppet Festival returns to Schoharie County July 8-9. Organizers say the schedule includes both national... (more)

The story behind Larkasaurus Rex

Last week we posted a pic sent along to us by Heather for a dinosaur -- T. Rex, it appeared -- walking down Lark Street.... (more)

Morning Blend

NY-19 primary It's federal primary day in New York, and there are both Democratic and Republican primaries in New York's 19th Congressional District as candidates... (more)

Red, white & blue

Check out this handsome, seasonally-appropriate t-shirt created by local designer Andrew Gregory: It's called "Red, White & Blue." (You know, because the ampersand is red,... (more)

Every house and every neighborhood a grid

New York State is an investor of sorts in Solar City in the form of the $750 million pledged by the state to the company's... (more)

Recent Comments

... I can't overstate enough how wrong stereotypes about school districts can be. A lot of people have preconceived notions about places, both positive and negative, that don't always match reality until you and your child experience it yourself. ...

The story behind Larkasaurus Rex

...has 1 comment, most recently from Cyril

Morning Blend for Jun 28

...has 1 comment, most recently from Amy

Design help for organizing a house?

...has 2 comments, most recently from Rebecca

A good endocrinologist?

...has 18 comments, most recently from CAOD

Mame Faye: the inside scoop on Troy's second most famous figure

...has 3 comments, most recently from Nancy Sawyer -Lanning