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CDTA Unlimited Ridership Program

Free unlimited ridership is available on CDTA buses for all registered and paid students taking college credit courses for the fall and spring semesters, as well as intersession.

Students can use their student ID as a bus pass to access all CDTA routes including the STAR service and the Northway Xpress commuter service.

Please note:

  • The free ridership service is activated when students pay their bill. There may be up to a two-day period for a student’s ID card to be fully activated.

  • Free CDTA ridership ends on the last day of exams in the fall semester. Students who register and pay for either intersession classes or the spring semester may use the CDTA service during intersession.

  • The free ridership service ends on Commencement day for spring semester students. There is no CDTA free ridership service during the summer.

Every weekday, 100 CDTA buses stop on campus providing hundreds of students and staff members with viable transportation to campus. The college hopes students will take full advantage of this energy-saving and money-saving opportunity. Nine out of ten Hudson Valley students live within the area serviced by CDTA and 42 percent have access to direct CDTA service.

The college is served directly by Routes 224 and 85 several times a day. For all other connection routes visit or call (518) 482-8822.

CDTA provides a trip planner to help you track your best route to campus and back home again. There also is a listing of mobile applications available that allow you to plan a trip from anywhere in the Capital District and more.

Questions about access to the program? Contact Carol at (518) 629-7518 or Mary at (518) 629-7549 in the Faculty Student Association Office.