CDTA Honors Capital Region Veterans with Free Ride Day
11/7/2013 1:07:20 PM
Veterans & Active Military Personnel Get Complimentary Trips on November 11, 2013
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) joins the American
Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the public transportation industry to pay
tribute to America's heroes.
Veterans and Active Military personnel who show their identification card may ride free on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013 as CDTA
service will operate on its regular service schedule.
"Providing these free trips is our way of showing appreciation for the dedicated service of
our military servicemen and women," said CDTA Chairman David Stackrow. "We proudly
employ more than 30 veterans and are committed to supporting their transition by
connecting them to integral services and resources."
The free ride day is in addition to the fact that all veterans are regularly eligible to ride CDTA
buses for half fare by showing their military Ids or half fare cards. CDTA is hosting its 2nd
annual Veterans Day luncheon to honor current and retired military employees at a local
VFW Post to thank them for their support of our country.
Public Transportation Supports America's Veterans Day works to bring greater awareness
that public transportation jobs include skills veterans may already have obtained through
their military service.
CDTA works with the Department of Veterans Affairs office, VETerans Housing Employment
and Lifeskills Program (VETHELP), Glenmont Job Corps, Soldier On and Guardian Female
Homeless Veterans House on events and programs to assist veterans in securing
employment. CDTA Travel trainers regularly teach veterans how to ride the bus, personally
escorting them on trips, and planning itineraries. CDTA works with local organizations that
transport veterans to educational and training sites and participates in job fairs targeted
CDTA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to promote their VA
Homefront awareness and outreach campaign to end Veteran homelessness by 2015.
Posters and brochures have been placed at various public CDTA outlets.
Visit www.apta.com to learn more about CDTA's support for its veterans.
Visit www.cdta.org or contact CDTA's Customer Information Center at (518) 482-8822. Customer
service representatives are on duty 6:00am-7:00pm weekdays, 8:00am-6:00pm on Saturday and 8:00am-
5:00pm on Sundays and holidays.
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