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CDTA Kicks of Summer Trolley Season!

Posted: 5/23/2024

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CDTA Kicks of Summer Trolley Season!

This Tuesday, the Lake George community came together to celebrate a significant milestone—the 30th anniversary of the Lake George Trolley! Hosted by the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and supported by the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, this event marked the beginning of an exciting summer season with expanded trolley services.

This year marks CDTA's first year operating the trolley service in Lake George after the merger with Greater Glens Falls Transit. Trolley service began on Memorial Day weekend in 1994, aiming to alleviate traffic congestion and parking issues. In its inaugural season, the service carried more than 24,000 customers—a testament to its value and necessity.

Expanded Trolley Service Schedule

Starting on Friday, May 24, 2024, the Lake George Trolley will operate weekend services with trolleys running from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every 20 to 30 minutes. The service will be available seven days a week, continuing through Columbus/Indigenous People's Day weekend.

The trolley routes cover the Village and Town of Lake George, Town of Bolton, and Diamond Point, offering frequent trips to the City of Glens Falls and Queensbury. Key attractions like the Lake George Outlets and Great Escape are also easily accessible through this service.

View Trolley Schedules

A Message from CDTA

CDTA CEO Carm Basile shared his enthusiasm, stating, “CDTA is thrilled to begin operating the Lake George Summer Trolley Service this summer with expanded hours. We’re also excited to be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Lake George Summer Trolley. It’s important that we support the community with traffic congestion and parking needs, as well as provide businesses with a mobility option for their employees. We look forward to a busy summer season in Lake George, and we hope visitors and residents take advantage of our menu of mobility options.”

Affordable and Family-Friendly

The fare for the Lake George Trolley is incredibly affordable at just $1 per ride, and it’s free for children 5 and under. This makes it a convenient and cost-effective option for both residents and visitors to explore the area without the hassle of driving and parking.

New Trolley Schedules and Summer Pass Requests

As part of CDTA's commitment to enhancing the Lake George Region's summer experience in Lake George, Summer Pass requests will continue. To become a Business Customer, please clickon the button below to complete the form and submit to the given email at the bottom of the form.

CDTA Corporate Summer Pass Request

About the CDTA

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is a public transportation service provider serving the Capital Region of New York State, including Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and surrounding areas. Established in 1970, CDTA is dedicated to delivering safe, reliable, and efficient transportation options to enhance the mobility and quality of life for residents and visitors.

CDTA offers a comprehensive range of services, including fixed-route bus service, paratransit service for individuals with disabilities, and a growing network of mobility options such as bike-sharing, car-sharing, and microtransit. With a commitment to innovation and sustainability, CDTA continues to expand and improve its services to meet the evolving needs of the communities it serves.

For more information about CDTA and its services, please visit CDTA's official website.

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