2019 Transportation Improvement Program Public Comment Period Open

CDTC is accepting public comment on the Draft 2019-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP includes a list of transportation projects that utilize federal transportation funds in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties (with the exception of the Village of South Glens Falls and the Town of Moreau). The 2019-2024 TIP covers the five Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2024. CDTC anticipates adopting the 2019-2024 TIP at its June 6, 2019 Policy Board meeting, at the conclusion of 60 days of public review.

The adopted 2016-2021 TIP will remain in place during the public review process which will conclude on June 3, 2019.

Route 85 Reconstruction Photo

Hardcopies are available by contacting CDTC or by visiting the major libraries in the Capital District.


Send Email comments no later than
Monday June 3, 2019 to:



Comments must be received no later than Monday, June 3, 2019.

They can be mailed to:

1 Park Place, Suite 100
Albany, NY 12205

or faxed to:
(518) 729-5764


Please do not hesitate to call with comments:

Mike Franchini
Executive Director
(518) 458-2161

Comment in person

Make a comment at the Open House::

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Colonie Public Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loundonville, NY 12211

A presentation will be given at 4:30 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m.

Press Release

Updated TIP Schedule:

February 7, 2019Planning Committee Meeting - Resolve Cost & Scope of Existing Projects and Program Set-aside Projects
February 27, 2019
Planning Committee Meeting - Begin New Project Programming
March 7, 2019Policy Board Meeting - TIP Update Status Report
March 20, 2019Planning Committee Meeting - Complete New Project Programming
April 3, 2019Planning Committee Meeting - Approve Draft TIP Document and Begin 60 Day Public Comment Period
May 7, 2019TIP Public Meeting - Details available soon
May 8, 2019Planning Committee Meeting - Full TIP document available for review
June 3, 2019Written public comment period closes
June 6, 2019Policy Board Meeting - 2019-2024 TIP Approval

Original 2019-2024 TIP Update Schedule

Project Solicitation (now closed):

1) For project sponsors that submitted 2018 Bridge NY applications to the NYSDOT, if your bridge project was NOT awarded Bridge NY funding and you would like to apply to CDTC for the same bridge project, you must complete and submit the CDTC Project Application below.

2) For project sponsors that submitted 2018 TAP/CMAQ applications to the NYSDOT, if you would like to apply to CDTC for the same project, you can submit your full NYSDOT TAP/CMAQ application with all supporting documentation in place of CDTC's Project Application.

Guidance and Eligibility:

Evaluation Criteria:

Benefit/Cost Ratio (Quantitative Component)
Merit Score Sheet (Qualitative Component)

Reference Data and Additional Information:


Federal Aid Roads:

Map (PDF)

List (Excel)

NYSDOT Functional Classification Viewer

National Highway System (NHS) Roads:

Local NHS Roads List (PDF)

All NHS Roads List (PDF)

NYSDOT Traffic Volume Data Viewer

2017 Non-State Federal Aid Road Pavement Conditions:

CDTC Planning Area

Albany County
Rensselaer County
Saratoga County
Schenectady County

Note: Preventive/corrective maintenance projects typically have a pavement condition score of 6. A pavement can be considered for preventive/corrective maintenance with a condition score of 5 if the previous year the score was 6. Pavements with a score of 7 can be crack sealed after 4 to 6 years of service. Pavements with a condition score of 5 or less for more than two cycles are considered to be beyond preservation and should be considered for rehabilitation or reconstruction.


Safety projects that may be eligible for Highway Safety Improvement Program funds are required to complete Traffic Engineering (TE) Crash Analysis Forms.

HSIP Funding Guidance (2017)

Visit the NYSDOT Crash Analysis Toolbox webpage for the forms and additional details.

Contact us for assistance with crash data.

NYS Strategic Highway Safety Plan
NYS Pedestrian Safety Action Plan


To assist sponsors in developing cost estimates for bicycle and pedestrian related project features, refer to the NYSDOT Complete Street Quick Estimator.

NYS Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

CDTC Priority Networks

CDTC has been utilizing priority networks in planning and project programming since they were originally developed by New Visions task forces for the 1997 regional transportation plan. Priority Networks exist for bicyclists and pedestrians, freight, intelligent transportation systems and transit.

These networks are used in CDTC’s merit evaluation of Transportation Improvement Program project proposals and can be reviewed in the map viewers below. For each network, click the details tab in the viewer for additional information.

Bicycle & Pedestrian

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)