CDTA Cuts Ribbon on Region’s First Mobility Hub


The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA), Albany, NY, Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority, and other community partners cut the ribbon recently at the Gateway Mobility Hub in Schenectady. The hub is a first-of-its-kind, transit-specific area that will accommodate up to 10 transit routes, including CDTA’s Red Line BRT, DRIVE carshare, and CDPHP Cycle! bikeshare.

“This mobility hub will stimulate CDTA activity and allow customers, pedestrians, and motorists a seamless way to travel through the City of Schenectady and surrounding areas,” said CEO Carm Basile. “This is CDTA’s first mobility hub, and it will allow important connections between transit services and our growing menu, as well as offer more mobility options. Having them in one place will showcase this work and make access easier for our customers. Thank you to our community partners who helped make this project and our ability to enhance mobility solutions in Schenectady.”

Improvements that are part of the hub include new sidewalks with snow and ice melt systems, upgraded traffic signals, a bus-only turnoff, and a new enclosed waiting area. The project also includes improvements to Gateway Plaza Park, with new lighting, seating, and landscaping. Adjacent parking spaces and EV charging stations have also been added.

The project is a partnership between CDTA, the City of Schenectady, Schenectady Metroplex, and Schenectady County. The total cost of the project is $4 million, with more than 80 percent of the funding coming from federal sources.

“I am proud to have this one-of-a-kind mobility hub in Schenectady,” said Mayor Gary McCarthy. “This connectivity adds value to the casino, apartments in downtown, the residents of the Stockade, and also creates opportunity for everyone to take advantage of the investment that has taken place in the City of Schenectady.”