2019 Transportation Improvement Program Update

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is soliciting applications for transportation projects that sponsors would like to have considered for funding through Federal transportation programs. Projects selected to receive Federal transportation funds will be included in the 2019-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The 2019-2024 TIP will cover the five Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2024. 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) must be included in the TIP.

The adopted 2016-2021 TIP will remain in place during the update process.

For questions regarding the 2019 Transportation Improvement Program update, contact Michael V. Franchini, Executive Director or David Jukins, Deputy Director at pjp@cdtcmpo.org or call 518-458-2161.

Route 85 Reconstruction Photo

Key Dates:

November 28, 2018Project Application Deadline
January 2 - 11, 2019
CDTC Advisory Committees Meet to Discuss Candidate Projects
January 9, 2019.CDTC Planning Committee Meeting - Project Candidate List Available, Availability of Federal Funds for New Projects to be Discussed
February 7, 2019CDTC Planning Committee Meeting - New Project Programming Begins

Complete 2019-2024 TIP Update Schedule

General Information

Important Updates:

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)