Throughout the 2012-13 season, each Friday Devils home game at Times Union Center has featured “SEFCU College Night” with $10 tickets for all college students. For this upcoming Friday’s contest against the Connecticut Whale (affiliate of the NY Rangers), CDTA is taking College Night to a new level. The organization is donating 100 tickets to each of its 10 universal access college partners for the game.
“We thought this was a great way to give back to a community that has supported us so strongly,” said CDTA’s Director of Marketing Jonathan Scherzer. “The Capital Region is known for its universities and what better way to celebrate than at a local sports event at Times Union Center right in the heart of our service area.”
CDTA offers partnerships to area businesses, schools and universities that provide unlimited access to its service network across the Capital Region. CDTA’s local, express and commuter routes connect to residential, employment, retail and medical centers. Universal access arrangements provide participants with affordable, environmentally-responsible commuting options for their community and account for nearly 3 million annual boardings on CDTA buses.
CDTA universal access partners include the University of Albany, Albany College of Pharmacy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Skidmore College, the College of St. Rose, Schenectady County Community College, the Sage Colleges, Siena College, Hudson Valley Community College, Branford Hall Career Institute and ShopRite supermarkets.
Benefits for universal access partners include decreased parking demand, enhanced employee retention, and additional cost savings from not having to build transit infrastructure or operate their own transportation system to accommodate business growth.