Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Record of Meeting on
Attendance: James Levy (WSA/Latham Resident),
1.0 New Business
1.1 Safe Routes to School – J. Purvis announced CDTC’s recommendations for funding to NYSDOT Region 1. It was added that NYSDOT Region 1 will ultimately make the final decision of applicants recommended for funding. Concerns, particularly over the value of infrastructure projects vs. non-infrastructure projects, were raised by various attendees. B. Malhotra encouraged applicants to submit letters to NYSDOT with comments on the application process for future re-evaluation of the program and application evaluation process.
Improvement Program – As per the
1.3 Transportation Enhancement Program -- J. Purvis reminded everyone that 6 copies of the TEP project applications are due on June 27th and should be sent to Wilson Moore at NYSDOT Region 1.
for TIP – Projects will be evaluated before the July
Bike Month Events – J. Poppel announced the Tuesday’s (5/13) legislative
breakfast was a success and antici
1.6 They just don’t get it -- Nothing new was reported.
1.7 Local Project Updates –
A. Altamont Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan – A request for interest has been released in the Contract Reporter. Proposals are due on Friday June 6th.
B. Albany Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan – A detailed scope of work is being developed by the City and CDTC. Once complete, it will be advertised in the NYS Contract Reporter
C. Cohoes Linkage Study – The study has been completed and study documents will be posted to the CDTC website.
D. Exit 26 Linkage Project – The final public presentation was made and final documents will be posted to the website. Several recommendations were made to make the trail crossing at Route 5S safer.
E. Town of
1.8 July-December 2008 Meeting Schedule – The Task Force meeting schedule was set for the rest of 2008. The dates are as follows:
July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 18 and December 9.
J. Gritsavage was chosen for the Albany Comprehensive Plan
Committee. Art on Lark is scheduled for
Saturday, June 21 and
2.0 Upcoming Events
The next CDTC
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force meeting is scheduled for