On July 8, the LeChase Schenectady office helped the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) celebrate its newly expanded garage in Albany. The 25,000-SF addition will house buses for the area’s third Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, the Purple Line, currently under construction.
“We have developed a vision to introduce new services that connect our communities,” said Jayme Lahut, CDTA Board Chairman. “As we move through 2022 with a full plate of initiatives, we know the role we play in the development of our region and that’s a charge we take very seriously.”
The expanded garage includes three new in-ground articulated maintenance lifts and two new bus washes. LeChase delivered the project three months ahead of schedule, helping to further the Purple Line project. Expected to begin service in fall 2023, the Purple Line will cut commuting times between downtown Albany and Crossgates by 20+%.
“Once the Purple Line is operational, 40 miles of BRT and three BRT lines will be a reality,” said Carm Basile, CDTA CEO. “The Purple Line will be a catalyst to growth and development along one of the region’s busiest corridors.”
LeChase Vice President Neil Schiavi added: “It was rewarding to see this project come to life, and to help CDTA in their continuing efforts to provide top-tier transportation options for the entire Capital Region. We are excited for what the future holds for both CDTA and LeChase, and we thank everyone at CDTA for their continued partnership.”