Stewart’s Shops partnered with CDTA to offer the Universal Access program to employees, which provides Stewart’s Shops employees (which it calls its partners) in the Capital Region with unlimited access to the CDTA route network.
The pilot program, which began in August, allows Stewart’s partners to ride CDTA busses free of charge with a swipe of their CDTA Navigator card.
The program just rolled out to Stewart’s partners and already there are 150 Partners using this benefit. The company anticipates that number to climb to nearly 1,000 in the coming months.
“We are proud to welcome Stewart’s Shops to our growing CDTA family,” said CDTA CEO Carm Basile. “Universal Access lets tens of thousands of Capital Region employees, students, faculty and staff navigate to and from their designated destinations using everything that CDTA has to offer. Adding Stewart’s Shops to this expanding roster further reinforces our dedication to providing local businesses with new opportunities and advantages that guarantee a positive impact within the community.”
“Being able to offer our Partners a reliable ride to and from work is yet another great benefit,” said Stewart’s Shops President Gary Dake. “CDTA’s Universal Access will provide free transportation for our partners and will have a positive impact on the environment. This added benefit will not only help with staff retention, but also with future recruitment.”