Fall 2022

Around Campus

Fall 2022

Around Campus

A rendering of the BRT route showing enhanced green space, shaded walk paths and a roadway limited to bus and emergency vehicle traffic.
Photo Courtesy of Matthew Kapust, SURF

Alumni Drive Transformation Underway

A new garden way will transform Alumni Drive when it opens in the spring of 2023 and includes a multimodal bike and pedestrian way with updated landscaping, lighting, ADA accessibility and safety enhancements. The project is part of a $60.9 million construction grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration to the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) for an 8.5-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route dubbed the Purple Line, a nod to the University’s presence. The new route is expected to reduce commute time between the Downtown and Uptown campuses by 20 percent.