Project Description

Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit

Albany County, New York

Creighton Manning was the prime consultant and provided transportation planning, surveying, engineering design, and construction inspection services to help CDTA deliver the third bus rapid transit line in the Capital Region. The Purple Line BRT extends 8 miles along Washington and Western Avenues, connecting downtown Albany and Crossgates Mall, stopping at The College of Saint Rose, University at Albany as well as the Harriman State office campus. The Purple Line travels along the second busiest transit corridor in the region with over 3 million boardings annually. The Purple Line also connects to the existing Red and Blue BRT lines, thus allowing riders fast, accessible, and affordable access to major destinations within the Capital Region of New York State.

This project involved multiple disciplines, performing design services to generate seven construction contracts, coordinated to meet a start date for the new bus service. Creighton Manning also served as program manager for CDTA, developing the project scope, cost, and schedule, assembling, and supporting CDTA in grant applications, FTA grant review process, and ultimately grant management. Seven major contracts were awarded, four for transportation and civil work to construct the bus stations, signal improvements, busway, and other corridor improvements; one for the bus shelters, BRT pylon signs and passenger amenities; one to expand and renovate the Albany Division Bus Garage, and one to purchase the buses.


  • 2024 ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Platinum Award