On Monday, July 7, 2014, the Albany Common Council voted unanimously to prohibit smoking inside city bus shelters. This new local law provides an additional boost to the long-standing policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) prohibiting smoking in shelters. Up until now, CDTA could do little else to enforce their policy other than revoke a rider’s ability to ride the bus. But the new local law makes smoking in shelters enforceable by city police and punishable by a $50 fine.

Thank you, Common Council members, for supporting public transportation and public health!

Read the Times Union story.