Travels, Life In Albany, 2011

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CDTA Bus 22, Albany, NY. =0= Bridge over Hudson, Albany, NY. =0=
In July I had given up my planned vacation for SUUSI as the OrthoEMR project was behind schedule, so I instead took a trip to Seattle in late October. I used frequent flyer miles with American to fly from Newark to Seattle for the bargain rate of 25,000 miles. However, in line with a cheap vacation, I traveled from my house in Watervliet to Newark airport all on public transportation for only $22 each way. It started with a local CDTA bus to downtown Albany and then a 1.5 mile walk to cross the Hudson to the Amtrak bus station (here and below). They were working on the pedestrian walk up to bridge (above). As I was leaving the bus station I saw the little sign for the Megabus (below). Rensselaer Amtrak Station, NY. =0=
Rensselaer Amtrak Station, NY. =0= Rensselaer Amtrak Station, NY. =0=
Megabus. =0= Trip to NYC. =0=
The Megabus (above) was a real bargain, only $10 for an express bus to NYC. It was a double decker bus and, apperently on 13 feet tall. I was sitting on the top right front seat and as we approached bridges they felt uncomfortably low (though I knew they took this route several times a day and must know for sure that it had clearance). We crossed the Hudson again and took the NY Thruway to NJ and the NJTP, crossing back into Manhattan via the Lincoln Bridge. I never would have figured that to be a good route, but I lived in Westchester County, NE of NYC, and my routes all tend to go through Westchester (well duh). Megabus. =0=
Trip to NYC. =0= Trip to NYC. =0=
The Lincoln Tunnel had several signs saying no vehicles over 13 feet which convinced me the double decker buses must be 13 feet tall as they seemed quite tall. You had to stoop to walk in the upper section and the lower section was not very far above the street. In NYC I only had to walk a few blocks to get to Penn Station (here), though Penn Station is hard to find as it is almost completely underground with no major street presence. All the trains arrive and leave below street level, of course (below). Penn Station, NYC. =0=
NJ Transit to Newark, NJ. =0= NJ Transit to Newark, NJ. =0=
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