Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership

2911 Route 9
Malta, NY 12020
P: +1 518-871-1887

Commuting Programs

CDTA Park & Ride programs with limited-stop, express service are available throughout the county to alleviate the commute for residents.  It is especially useful for NY State employees and others working in the Albany area.  Visit Capital District Transit Authority (CDTA) for a complete list of routes.

Transit Programs

Capital District Transit Authority (CDTA) provides public transportation for Saratoga County.  Its unique features include Park & Ride programs to primary employment areas in the Capital District, and a Visitor's Trolley to Saratoga County tourist destinations in the summer months.  In addition, the STAR program, provides para-transit to individuals who are limited due to an impairment or disability.

Daily Commute

Residents in Saratoga have a reasonable commute to employment and all activities.  Early morning and late afternoon rush hour, primarily to and from Albany County, are the most congested times for travel.  However, the remainder of the day consists of low to moderate traffic. 

Highway

Adirondack Northway (I-87)

Saratoga County is bisected by the Exits 8 – 17 of Adirondack Northway (I-87) which serves as the primary route from the New York City to the Canadian Border. From Albany north, the Northway is toll-free; however, there are road tolls on connecting highways and the southern portion of I-87. In Albany, the Northway intersects with I-90 which connects Eastern and Western New York State. The Northway, a six-lane highway, is the main highway for commuters to the Capital in Albany.

Tolls may be paid conveniently through E-Z Pass NY.

Rail

Saratoga Train Station Conveniently located in Saratoga Springs, the train station offers daily, direct Amtrak service to locations such as New York City. The scenic Saratoga & North Creek Railway provides transportation to the Adirondack region and features the Snow Train to Gore Mountain Ski Resort.

Passenger Railways

Freight:

Port Facilities

Port of Albany
  • Located on the Upper Hudson River  
  • The Port of Albany, recently received $15 million from the state government for improvements.
  • Can accommodate vessels 288.6 meters long and 33.5 meters wide
  • Capable of handling heavy-lift, dimensional, and project cargos
  • Located less than 30 miles from Saratoga County
  • Serves ocean vessels traveling from the Atlantic Ocean in New York City via the Hudson River
  • Cargo specialties include cocoa, grain, scraps, woodpulp & forest products
  • Albany (east) wharf is 4,200 ft. long and Rensselaer (west) wharf is 1,000 ft. in length  
  • 20 acres of open storage space
  • 300,000 sq. ft. of sprinklered warehouse storage

Airports

In addition to Albany International Airport, several regional an general airports such as Saratoga County Airport are in close proximity to Saratoga County.

Albany International Airport

  • Domestic & International flights
  • Serves commercial and private airlines
  • Recently completed multi-million dollar capital redevelopment project
  • New 230,000 sq. ft. terminal, parking garage, air traffic control tower, and cargo facility
  • Started a 5-year, $232 million safety improvement plan
  • Serves Capital District, Northeastern New York, & Western New England
  • Full-service air-cargo terminal serving Fed-Ex, DHL, UPS, and Mobile Air Transport
  • Less than 30 miles from Saratoga County
Saratoga County Airport

View data for:
Data Name Value Percent
Distance to Nearest Major Airport from County Population Centroid
Saratoga County, NY
(Albany Intl)
25 mi
Data Name Value
Railroads
Has Class I rail? Yes
Class II and/or III lines present? Yes
Intermodal transport lines present? No
Double stack lines present? Yes
Rail Operators 4
Name
Canadian Pacific Railway Company
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
Norfolk Southern Railway Company
ST Rail System
Major Ports (within area + 100 mile radius)  
Albany, NY
Data Name Value
Total Tonnage 5,712,209
Domestic Tonnage 4,770,128
Total Foreign Tonnage 942,081
Foreign Imports Tonnage 681,283
Foreign Exports Tonnage 260,798
Post-Panamax Ready? No
Data Name Value
Major (within area + 100 mile radius)
Albany Intl
Data Name Value
Location ID ALB
Number of passengers 2,872,264
Freight 44,025,530 lbs
Mail 146,641 lbs
Runway length 8,500 ft (2,591 m)
Regional (within area + 100 mile radius)
Floyd Bennett Memorial
Data Name Value
Location ID GFL
Number of passengers 47
Freight 0 lbs
Mail 0 lbs
Runway length 5,000 ft (1,524 m)
Rutland - Southern Vermont Rgnl
Data Name Value
Location ID RUT
Number of passengers 10,871
Freight 263,022 lbs
Mail 0 lbs
Runway length 5,303 ft (1,616 m)
General Aviation (within area + 50 mile radius)
Argyle
Data Name Value
Runway length 2,400 ft (732 m)
Blue Heron
Data Name Value
Runway length 2,600 ft (792 m)
Chapin Fld
Data Name Value
Runway length 2,130 ft (649 m)
Duanesburg
Data Name Value
Runway length 2,600 ft (792 m)
Fulton County
Data Name Value
Runway length 4,000 ft (1,219 m)
Garnseys
Data Name Value
Runway length 9,999 ft (3,048 m)
Harris
Data Name Value
Runway length 2,200 ft (671 m)
Heber Airpark
Data Name Value
Runway length 2,200 ft (671 m)
Plateau Sky Ranch
Data Name Value
Runway length 2,400 ft (732 m)
Rensselaer County
Data Name Value
Runway length 2,670 ft (814 m)
Round Lake
Data Name Value
Runway length 4,000 ft (1,219 m)
Saratoga County
Data Name Value
Runway length 4,699 ft (1,432 m)
Schenectady County
Data Name Value
Runway length 7,001 ft (2,134 m)
South Albany
Data Name Value
Runway length 2,853 ft (870 m)
William H Morse State
Data Name Value
Runway length 3,704 ft (1,129 m)