The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced on July 4, in observance of Independence Day, CDTA service will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule. Only bus routes that operate on Sundays and Holidays will be in service. Regular service will resume on July 5.
NX Northway commuter service will not operate its regularly scheduled service on Thursday, July 4, 2013. NX Northway commuter will resume regular service on Friday, July 5, 2013.
CDTA will be providing extra special service to accommodate the 4th of July fireworks at the Empire State Plaza including service that will operate on Route 5 from downtown Schenectady to downtown Albany to get people home after the fireworks. Each of the routes will provide an extra trip in both directions after the fireworks are done.
Additional service will be provided on the following routes:
• 1 Central Avenue
• 10 Western Avenue
• 12 Washington Avenue
• 13 New Scotland Avenue
• 18 Delaware Avenue
• 22 Albany-Troy-Watervliet
• 224 Albany-Troy-Rensselaer
• 214 Rensselaer-Third Street-Amtrak
• 80 Troy-Fifth Avenue
• 85 Waterford-Troy
• 280 Troy-Albia
• 87 Beman Park
CDTA will reroute some of its service to accommodate Independence day event celebrations as follows:
Wednesday July 3, 2013 Starting at 7pm Saratoga Casino and Racing Fireworks - Jefferson Street will be closed:
473 Southbound: Reg. Route, to Lt. on Crescent St., to Rt. Nelson Ave., Rt. Crescent Ave., to Rt. In to Racino. ( REVERSE BACK )
Northbound Trolley: Reg. Route, to Nelson Ave. continue past Crescent St. then Rt. on Crescent Ave. in to the Racino. ( REVERSE BACK )
Southbound Trolley: Leaving Racino: Lt. Crescent Ave., Lt. Nelson Ave. to Reg. Route.
July 4, to begin 8:50 a.m. – 9:10 a.m., Saratoga FireCracker 4 Road Race - Route 50 North only: Right 50 to straight on Circular, to Right Lake, Left on Weibel Ave., cross over Route 50 to Old Gick Rd., to Regular Route.
472 East: Right West Ave, Left West Circular, to Circular, to Right Lake, to Regular Route.
472 West: (Reverse Back)
473 East: Right Van Dam, straight on to Church, to Left West Ave, Left West Circular, to Circular, to Right Park Pl. to Reg. Route. (Reverse Back)
Thursday, July 4, 2013, from 11am-12:00pm, Saratoga July 4th parade
Broadway in Saratoga will be closed from Van Dam/Arterial Rt. 50 south to Circular St for the July 4 Parade. The parade will start at N. Broadway/Rock St. to Congress Park. Reroutes as follows:
Route 50 Northbound: Regular route on Ballston Ave (Rt. 50) continue straight on Circular St (by the Stewarts and Holiday Inn) stay on Circular St (cross over Lake), right on Excelsior Ave to regular route.
Route 50 Southbound: Regular route on Excelsior Ave, to a left on Circular St (crossover Lake Ave), continue straight on Circular St to Ballston Ave to regular route.
Route 472 Eastbound: Regular route on Church St, Left on Clinton St, Right on Clement Ave (past Embury Dr.), continue straight to First St., Left N. Broadway, Right East Ave (crossover Arterial Rt. 50), Right Excelsior Ave, to a left on Circular St, Left on Lake Ave to regular route.
Route 472 Westbound: Reverse on the way back to the Rail Station.
Route 473 Southbound to Racino: Regular route to Embury Apts., after servicing Embury Apts. go Left on Clinton St., Right on Clement Ave, continue straight to First St., Left N. Broadway, Right East Ave (crossover Arterial Rt. 50), Right Excelsior Ave, Left on Circular St (crossover Lake Ave) continue straight Circular St to regular route.
Route 473 Northbound to Skidmore: Regular route on Circular St (crossover Lake Ave) continue straight on Circular St, Right Excelsior Ave, Left East Ave (crossover Arterial Rt. 50), Left N. Broadway, Right First St. continue straight to Clement Ave, Left Clinton St., service Embury Apts. to regular route.
Route 875 Northbound Trolley: From Broadway go right on Circular St. continue straight to Lake Ave, Left Lake Ave, Right High Rock St., Right Circular St. (crossover Lake Ave) to reg. route.
Route 875 Southbound Trolley: From Lake Ave go right on High Rock St., Right Circular St. (crossover Lake Ave) continue on Circular to Broadway go Left on Broadway to reg. route.
Anyone needing more information regarding July 4th service or other CDTA services is encouraged to contact CDTA’s Customer Information Center or visit the CDTA website.