[1]  Federal Register, July 8, 2002, pg. 45117


[1] October 4, 2001


[1]  The Federal agencies were originally scheduling a site visit in the latter part of 2003; however, uncertainties with FTA’s travel budget necessitated a postponement into 2004.


[1]  Mrs. Enos J. Weis, Albany New York


[1]  This represents a name change by the Census Bureau following the 2000 Census.  The previous name of this urbanized area was the “Albany-Troy-Schenectady, New York urbanized area”.


[1]  Following the 1980 Census, the Glens Falls urbanized area was recognized, the boundary of which included the Town of Moreau.  This portion of Saratoga County is covered by the Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council, the MPO for the Glens Falls urbanized area


[1]  23 U.S.C. 101(a)(37)


[1]  Visible advertising signs adjacent to the Interstate system and highways designated as part of the primary system on 6/1/91, as well as signs beyond 660 feet outside of urban area, are controlled. The section does not allow new sign permits beyond 660 feet of the right of way outside of the urban area. Changing the UAB, whether from growth or census definition, affects the number of billboards allowed along the freeways. If the boundary moves out, then new signs are allowed. If the boundary moves in, then FHWA and the States have the issue of whether to grandfather or remove existing signs. See 23 CFR § 750.704


[1] 23 U.S.C. 134(c)(2) 


[1]  23 U.S.C. 134(c)(1)


[1]  23 CFR 450.308(a)


[1]  23 U.S.C. 134 (b)(4)


[1]  23 CFR 450.310(a) and (b)


[1]  23 CFR 450.314(c)


[1]  23 CFR 450.314


[1]  Travel Demand Management ($420,000), Corridor Management Initiative ($153,000), and Transportation Management Center Operating Costs ($20,000).


[1] Systematic Transportation Evaluation and Planning (STEP) model, which is based on TMODEL2 platform with significant modifications by the CDTC staff


[1] Travel Task Force Report - Demographics Market Groups: Capital District Transportation Needs in 2030


[1]   Albany County by 5.8%, Schenectady County by 1.5& and Rensselaer County by 4.5%, according the CDRPC projections.


[1]  Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report, October 2002


[1] “What is CDTC”, from website:


[1] The flexibility can be found in the preamble section (under 23 CFR section 450.322) is follows: “Formally updating a plan does not require an entirely new plan but does require a review of plan assumptions, transportation trends, the development of the area, air quality considerations, systems characteristics, and extension of the forecasts to maintain a twenty year horizon.   This will ensure that fundamental forces and factors affecting the operation, maintenance and development of the transportation system are adequately addressed.”


[1]  The October 19, 2000 CDTC resolution adopting the 2021 plan stated CDTC’s intention to adopt a 2030 version by 2002




[1]  ibid, “Mainline Capacity” discussion


[1]  23 CFR 450.322(a)


[1]  e.g.; CDTC’s Preliminary Analysis of 2000 Census Journey-to-Work, September 2003


[1] Article 9 of the NYS Constitution, plus the Municipal Home Rule Law and the Statute of Local Governments.



[1]  CDTC 1998, “System Goals”, New Visions for Capital District Transportation, page 25.


[1]  Ibid.


[1]  Described on page 24 of the 2003-2008 TIP.



[1]  CDTC, Analysis of Annual Attitudinal Transportation Survey Data, September 2002.


[1]  23 CFR 450.316(b)(1)(ix)


[1]  Appendix


[1] The average value of travel time is set at $8.18 per vehicle hour used, as per NYSDOT’s Higher User Cost Accounting Microcomputer Package (1981), adjusted to reflect inflation and increased minimum wage.


[1] Life cycle costs savings are a product of the percent-extended life of the facility and the mobility benefits that result from keeping the facility usable.


[1]  Additional monetary impacts not included in the previous benefit/cost categories but contained in the New Visions Core Performance measures.  Only those projects that are significant enough to affect system-level measures have these benefits calculated.


[1]  23 CFR 450.324(e)


[1] NYSDOT Region One covers the four counties in the Capital District plus four other counties (Essex, Greene, Warren and Washington).


[1]  The federal authorizing legislation, TEA-21, was to expire on September 30, 2003.  Some versions of the new legislation had New York receiving less than under TEA-21.


[1]  CDTC Resolution #03-3

[1]  Under AC, States can begin projects with their own funds and only later convert these projects to Federal assistance.  Thus, AC allows a State to receive approval to construct Federal-aid projects in advance of the apportionment of Federal-aid funds.  Under normal circumstances, States "convert" advance-constructed projects to Federal aid at any time sufficient Federal-aid funds and obligation authority are available, although particial conversions are allowed in stages.  Why would a State elect to use this technique?  This technique allows a State to initiate a project using non-Federal funds, while preserving the projects eligibility for future Federal-aid funds.  Thus, more projects can get “on the street” now than would otherwise be possible.


[1]  The average value of travel time of $8.18 per vehicle hour is presently used


[1] Getting a Handle on the Impacts of Technological and Society changes on Travel in 2030, John Poorman 2000


[1]  The Brookings Institution, Policy Brief #128, January 2004.


[1] New Visions, page 35

 [1] Priority treatment networks were identified by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Issues Task Force, the Arterial Corridor Management task Force, and the Goods Movement Task Force.



[1]  The Port Commission was created in 1932 as a public authority under Chapter 192, Laws of 1925 (not codified).

[1]  Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002


    [1] Governor Dewitt Clinton of New York

[1] REVEST The Capital Region of New York’s, 2nd Edition, March 2000


[1] There are three monitoring sites within the Capital District: Loudonville Reservoir (Albany County), Skidmore College (Saratoga County), and Mont Pleasant High School (Schenectady County).

[1]  23 CFR 450.308(a)


[1]  An area is allowed three exceedances of the1-hour ozone standard over a three-year period.


[1]  July 28, 1994 Federal Register


[1]  These counties, which are outside the metropolitan planning boundary and inside the nonattainment/maintenance area boundary, are referred to as "donut" areas.


[1]   23 CFR  450.314(f)


[1]   23 CFR  450.314(g)


[1]  8-hr standard (0.08 ppm)   find the 4th highest 8-hour value in the year.  Average for three years and see if you exceed the standard.


[1]  Following the 2000 Census, the Office of Management and Budget revised the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA definition to be Albany, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. 


[1]  August 29, 2003 paper


[1]  Clean Cities Game Plan 1998/99, U. S. Department of Energy.

[1] Clean Communities of Western New York (Buffalo), Clean Communities of Central New York (Syracuse), Capital Region Clean Communities (Albany), Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (Long Island), Genesee Region Clean Communities (Rochester) and New York City Clean Cities.


[1]   October 7, 1999.


[1] Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations, signed by President Clinton on February 1, 1994.

[1] EJ is concerned with issues as they impact both the individuals in the Title VI identified categories, plus the low-income sector, which was not covered by Title VI.

[1]  Capital District Transportation Committee - Environmental Justice Analysis, CDTC, March 2004


[1]  Geographic Information System




[1]  CDTC sponsored ARISE’s March 13, 2003 Regional Forum


[1]  Capital District Transportation Committee - Environmental Justice Analysis, page 17, CDTC, March 2004