Good news for Downtown Albany, the governor announced more than 22 million for a mix used neighborhood in Liberty Park. Also there will be improvements to CDTA for the Bus Rapid Transit Line. These are much-needed improvements for Albany:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $22 million in state funding to support two transformational projects in Downtown Albany. Empire State Development will provide up to $15 million to Capitalize Albany to create a mixed-use neighborhood in Liberty Park, a site formerly selected as the location for Albany's convention center. ESD will also provide up to $7.3 million to Capital District Transit Authority to support construction of its Bus Rapid Transit Line. Additionally, Governor Cuomo announced a new task force of state and local economic development and transportation stakeholders to study the potential for a new intermodal center on the property adjacent to Liberty Park that would support both projects.

 

If you ask me, the big news here is the construction of the bus lane. Albany has pretty good public transportation for a small city, but it does make it slow to move around, especially during certain times of day. The rapid transit line should help out a lot of people who use the bus as a regular everyday way to get around the city.

You can check out the official press release here. What are some of the improvements you would like to see in Downtown Albany?