(Albany, NY) – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA), YNN (Your News Now) and PYX 106 invite the public to wear green on Earth Day, April 22nd and ride free on CDTA. This free ride promotion extends to people who use CDTA’s regular route, NX Northway Commuter and STAR paratransit services. Customers must show their green wear to operators upon boarding to receive a free ride.
The iride green Earth Day promotion serves as a thank you to loyal customers who ride CDTA all year long and is designed to encourage others to give public transit a try.
Both CDTA and Earth Day are celebrating 40 years of creating environmentally friendly initiatives to benefit our community. “Promoting the use of CDTA for Earth day is a natural fit,” said CDTA Chairman David M. Stackrow. “Just one person switching to public transit can reduce daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds or more than 4,800 pounds in a year.” * (*American Public Transportation Association.)
CDTA is sharing its iride green message by participating in several other Capital Region Earth Day activities, with hybrid bus displays and booths staffed by CDTA Travel Trainers, including events, RPI, Hudson Valley Community College, State University of New York at Albany, Saratoga Children’s museum and the New York State Department of Transportation.
CDTA’s current iride green campaign features real CDTA customers who consciously choose to ride the bus due to its positive environmental effects. The iride Green free Earth Day promotion is cooperatively sponsored by CDTA, YNN, and PXY 106. For more information regarding this Earth Day promotion, visit www.cdta.org.