ALBANY: In August, the Capital District Transportation Authority announced that bus service has begun between downtown Albany and the Pine Bush. Everyone should get on the bus to visit the Discovery Center.
The bus only runs on Saturdays. To take the bus from downtown Albany to the Discovery Center on a Saturday, get on the 905 BusPlus, get off at the corner of Route 155 and Central Avenue. At that stop, pick up the 155 Suburban Circular, which will take you to the Discovery Center. Schenectady residents can also take advantage of this new bus.
Here is the press release from CDTA announcing the new stop:
CDTA and Albany Pine Bush
Coordinate on Pilot Program
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission (APBPC) have teamed up to offer access to the Preserve’s Discovery Center on specific Saturday trips. Beginning Aug. 30, customers will be able to use Route No. 155 to access the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center.
“CDTA is pleased to bring this additional benefit to our customers,” said David M. Stackrow, CDTA chairman of the board. “People that use our service will have access to an exceptional site that exemplifies our country’s natural heritage.”
APBPC’s Executive Director Christopher Hawver added, “Working closely with CDTA gives us an opportunity to open the Preserve to a wider audience including kids that may not have access to personal transportation. In addition to managing the globally-rare ecology here, we strive to educate the public and provide recreational opportunities as an important part of our mission.”
The Saturday trips are aligned with programming at the Discovery Center, offering visitors the chance to explore the Preserve and investigate the details of the Pine Bush. The educational programs at the Discovery Center are open to individuals, families and small groups and are led by expert Environmental Educators, volunteers, or special guests.
Published in December 14/January 2015 Save the Pine Bush Newsletter