Speed Management Training Course Registration Deadline November 27th

The negative consequences of speeding impact more than just one type of crash, person or place. The causes and effects of speeding-related crashes are often cross-cutting and preventative safety measures should be addressed in a comprehensive speed management program. In this transportation training, participants learn lifesaving countermeasures that shape speed management programs and how these can help communities combat speeding-related injuries and deaths.

This 1-day Instructor-led training emphasizes how state and local governments can improve community safety by integrating speed management principles into three critical safety focus areas: roadway departures, intersections, and pedestrians and bicyclists.

Training participants will discuss:

What percentage of roadway departure crashes are speeding-related?

Which types of intersections have the most speeding-related crashes?

What vehicle speed is hazardous for pedestrians and bicyclists?

Participants who complete this transportation training will be able to appropriately apply safety strategies and countermeasures to reduce traffic fatalities from speeding as part of a comprehensive speed management program.

The training will be held at the CDTC office on December 1st from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn more and register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nhi-speed-management-course-tickets-39265821128

CEU credits (0.6 units) are available. Lunch will be provided.

Local Pedestrian Safety Project Solicitation

NYSDOT in coordination with the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is pleased to announce the local solicitation for pedestrian safety projects included in the Statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) that was announced in June of 2016. The local solicitation for pedestrian safety projects includes $40,000,000 statewide in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds for systemic pedestrian safety projects on local and county urban roads and streets. Note that projects will only be eligible within CDTC’s 2010 Adjusted Urbanized Area Boundary. You can view that boundary here. There is a $250,000 minimum to apply for system level projects.

A webinar about the program was held on November 14th at 2 p.m. A link to the recording will be available soon. Additional information about the call for projects, program guidance, application forms and related materials are available at https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/operating/osss/highway/psap.

Applications must be submitted to CDTC by email only by March 09, 2018.

2018-19 Linkage Program Solicitation Deadline December 15th

CDTC is soliciting for planning projects for funding through its 2018-2019 Linkage Program. Approximately $150,000 has been set aside to support consultant efforts for up to three planning initiatives. For all the details related to the solicitation go to www.cdtcmpo.org/solicitation. Applications are due on Friday, December 15, 2017.

2018 Traffic Safety Ambassador Program Solicitation

Since 2016 as part of the Capital Coexist initiative, CDTC has been support a Traffic Safety Ambassador Program in which over $70,000 in bicycle and pedestrian safety projects and programs have been completed.

CDTC is currently soliciting for projects for the 2018 Program which is open to local governments, certified first responders, 501(c)3 non-profits, and for-profit organizations. Proposed projects or programs can request up to $5,000 for Safe Routes to School projects, slow down campaigns, helmet giveaways, pop-up events and demonstration projects, and bicycle skills training. The mini-grant will cover up to 75% of the proposed project or program costs. Visit the 2018 Capital Coexist Mini Grant Page for more information.

Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Study Draft Report Public Comment Period

The Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study – Draft Report is now available for review and public comment. The Draft Report and related Appendices can be found on the study website at https://delawareavecompletestreets.com/documents/draft-report/. Public comments should be submitted to DelawareAveStudy@cmellp.com by December 1, 2017. The Draft Report is expected to be presented to the Town Board at their December 13, 2017 meeting for consideration of adoption and identification of next steps.

2017 Clean Diesel School Bus Rebates Available

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010 allows the Environmental Protection Agency to offer rebates in addition to grants to public and private school bus fleet owners to reduce harmful emissions from older, dirtier diesel vehicles. The rebate program has funded vehicle replacements or retrofits for over 600 vehicles to date. The application period closes on November 14, 2017 and the 2017 program will provide $7 million to public and private fleet owners for the replacement or retrofit of older school buses. Up to $1 million of the funding total will be available for retrofit funding requests in the selection process.

Learn more at: https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-rebates