CDTA offers half-fare program for veterans
ALBANY, N.Y. » The Capital District Transportation Authority announced Tuesday at its annual veteran appreciation event a new initiative that will allow all honorably discharged service members an opportunity to qualify for half-fare pricing on all CDTA services.
CDTA is working with the state Division of Veterans’ Affairs to allow all qualified veterans in the area access to the program. To qualify for the benefit, veterans will be required to provide a DD-214 form, discharge papers, separation documents, Veterans Health Identification Card, Veterans Identification Card, New York driver’s License with official veteran marking, or a Return the Favor card.
“We are proud to offer this new benefit to our country’s service members,” said David M. Stackrow, CDTA board chairman and one of Rensselaer County’s representatives on the board. “Half-fare on all CDTA buses will offer a real-world solution for more mobility to fit their active lifestyle and connect them to work, shopping, and entertainment in our region. It is also CDTA’s way of
CDTA’s new Navigator halffare ID cards are available at the CDTA Sales Center at 85 Watervliet Ave., with additional halffare issuing sites at the Saratoga Springs Train Station, the Schenectady County Department for Social Services (by appointment) and CDTA’s Troy Division.
For more information on the program, call CDTA’s customer service center at 518-482-8822 or visit www.cdta.org.