Transportation and Parking

Whether you walk, drive, or take public transportation, you’ll find our college location convenient for commuters and residents.

Maria College is located at 700 New Scotland Avenue, and is easily accessible by public transportation.  The local bus service (CDTA) stops in front of campus on a regular schedule, and for those who prefer to drive, the college provides a large parking lot between the Main building and Marian Hall.


Taking the Bus:  Maria College has partnered with the Capital District Transit Authority (CDTA) to provide free bus transportation for our students.  Over

60 bus routes are included in this partnership, and the area served includes Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga counties.  In order to ride the CDTA buses for free you will need to be able to swipe your current student ID when you board the bus, so make sure you keep your current student ID handy!  A complete listing of CDTA schedules and routes is available on their website at www.cdta.org.   A number of their current schedules are also available near the entrances to Marian Hall and the Main Building.

Parking on Campus:  Maria Students who plan on parking their car on campus are required to purchase a yearly parking sticker.  These are available through the Campus Bookstore. In order to receive your sticker you will need to present your current student ID along with the auto license plate number and payment for $32.40. Parking stickers are nonrefundable. After the first two weeks of the semester, anyone parking in the main Maria lot without a parking sticker will be ticketed. A day parking  pass can be purchased either in the Business Office or the Bookstore for $2.00

There are certain times during the week when the parking lot fills quickly, so parking in the main lot cannot be guaranteed.  Overflow parking for students is available in the parking lot of the Bethany Reformed Church at 760 New Scotland Avenue.