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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The school's shuttle is free and takes us back and forth between our two campuses. We can use our student IDs to get on the city buses for free. However, a car is needed at times because the buses run slow on the weekends.

3 College Junior

Transportation: campus shuttle and free public transportation is provided However, campus shuttle schedule times are very limited on weekends.

4 College Senior

Transportation: I commute, but Sage is located in a pretty good sized city with lots of public transportation options.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation is convenient when needed at The Sage Colleges. They come every 30 minutes or so but if you need it at a certain time you call in advance and they'll be there to pick you up; if manageable.

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5 College Senior

Transportation: There is a free shuttle from campus to campus. The bus is also free and swipeable with you Sage ID card.


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The good thing about Sage is that all students are allowed to have their own car on campus, and the only expense is the parking permit (which is recommended). Parking permits cost $40 (prior to January 1), but it is worth it because the city streets are often crowded, so parking in the lots is a must. The College does have a shuttle bus to transport students to and from the Sage of Albany campus for classes or even to the mall. The hours and days vary by semester, but the shuttles are usually regularly available and free.

Public buses and taxi cabs are always available, but most students rely on taxi cabs since they run later into the evening, whereas the buses do not. Taxi cabs cost anywhere from $6 or higher, depending on the distance being traveled. The basic bus fare starts at $1.50, but the price depends on whether you want to purchase multiple days or not. Taking the bus is definitely cheaper, but taxi cabs will travel to more places outside of the city. The school does not offer long-distance transportation, such as rides to the airport. Students usually take a cab or get a ride from a friend in order to get to the airport or train station. Since the College is not very far from these places, it is convenient to locate them, whether a taxi cab or a friend is the source of transportation.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Walk
  • Drive a car
  • Take the bus
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A friend who owns a car on campus. Friends are usually willing to drive their roommates or other friends to the airport-and it is free! (although you should chip in for gas). Be careful, though, if you are not familiar with the area.
  • A taxi is probably the fastest way to the airport. It usually costs between $27 and $35.
Local Taxi Services
There are many taxi cabs available throughout the region. Generally, they are the fastest way to get around in Troy and are inexpensive, with prices depending on the company and the travel distance. The average price per cab ride is usually $10 or higher-again, depending on distance. A few of the Troy area taxi services include: Troy Capitaland Taxi, Shuttle Bug, Yellow Cab, and Black & White Cab System.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Sage Shuttle

The Sage Shuttle takes students and faculty back and forth between the Troy and Albany campuses.

(518) 292-1753

(518) 244-4741 (Public Safety)

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 1:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Capital District Transportation Authority

This transit system runs in and around the Troy and Albany areas.

(518) 437-8300 (main office)

(518) 482-8822 (customer info center)

110 Watervliet Ave., Albany

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Albany International Airport

Albany is about 15 minutes away from Troy.

737 Albany-Shaker Rd.

(518) 242-2200

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


34 Hamtilon St., Albany

(518) 436-9651

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


525 East St., Rensselaer

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 31 responses

  • 29% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 52% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 13% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 6% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 31 responses

  • 13% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 13% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 61% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 13% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 18 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 17 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 17 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 31 responses

  • 35% Very easy.
  • 48% Fairly easy.
  • 16% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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