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CDPHP Cycle! Welcomes RPI as CDPHP Cycle! Access Member

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CDPHP Cycle! Welcomes RPI as CDPHP Cycle! Access Member

ALBANY, NY (September 20, 2018) – CDPHP Cycle! and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have partnered to offer free, unlimited riding to students, faculty, and staff under a new CDPHP Cycle! Access agreement. Rensselaer is the first university to join the CDPHP Cycle! Access family.

“This is an exciting next step in the evolution of CDPHP Cycle!” said Georgie Nugent, CDTA Board Chairwoman. “We are fortunate to have a long-tenured partnership with RPI which has led us to this new CDPHP Cycle! Access agreement. This is another way we are widening and expanding the mobility options for the Rensselaer campus to connect them with the Capital Region.”

CDPHP Cycle!, the Capital Region’s first bike-share program, launched in July 2017. CDPHP Cycle! features 350 bikes distributed among 80 bike racks in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs. The program offers the community a healthy, affordable, and fun mode of transportation.

“As a proud RPI alumnus, I’m thrilled that the Institute has signed on as a CDPHP Cycle! Access participant, offering students, faculty, and staff a healthier mode of transportation,” said John D. Bennett, MD, President and CEO of CDPHP. “RPI has been a longstanding CDPHP client and this new partnership further cements their commitment to the health and well-being of their community.”

There are a number of locations near RPI that will provide access and convenience for riders:

  • Beman Park: 15th Street and Peoples Avenue

  • Rensselaer Student Union: 15th Street and Sage Avenue

  • City Station: 6th Avenue and Congress Street

  • Downtown: 5th Avenue and Broadway

“Rensselaer is very pleased to expand its relationship with CDTA with the introduction of CDPHP Cycle! to the Rensselaer community,” said Claude D. Rounds, Rensselaer Vice President for Administration. “This regional bike-sharing program will provide a free, environmentally sustainable transportation option for all members of our campus community.”

For more information about the program, or to check out all 80 rack locations, visit www.cdphpcycle.com or download the CDPHP Cycle! app.

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About CDTA

CDTA is the premier mobility provider in the Capital Region, providing local, express, commuter and bus rapid transit services across its four-county, 2300 square-mile service area. CDTA also operates the regional bike-share program, CDPHP Cycle! CDTA owns and operates the Rensselaer Rail and Saratoga Springs Train Stations. CDTA was named the 2017 Best Mid-Sized Transportation System in North America by the American Public Transportation Association.

About CDPHP®

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America’s first technological research university. For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer faculty and alumni represent 86 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 18 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 26 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 8 members of the National Academy of Medicine, 8 members of the National Academy of Inventors, and 5 members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, as well as 6 National Medal of Technology winners, 5 National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With 7,000 students and nearly 100,000 living alumni, Rensselaer is addressing the global challenges facing the 21st century—to change lives, to advance society, and to change the world. To learn more, go to www.rpi.edu.

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