Bike-sharing program launched in New York's capital region
Jul. 27, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A bike-sharing program is ready to roll in New York's capital region this summer.
The Capital District Transportation Authority is launching the program Thursday in Albany. It's sponsored by the Capital District Physicians Health Plan.
There will be 160 bicycles available at bike-share stations in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs.
Each bike will have a GPS unit and a computer keypad that customers will use to access the service. Customers will set up an account tied to a credit or debit card.
There are various pricing plans, starting at a basic $5 per hour. A "founding member" plan includes 90 minutes of free usage a day for two years at a cost of $105. A monthly plan is $15, which includes an hour of ride time a day.