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.

Complete Streets Educational and Technical Workshop Series

The primary purpose of CDTC's Educational & Technical Workshop Series is to assist local governments with developing and implementing Complete Streets policies. Many communities in the Capital District have developed, and/or are in the process of developing, Complete Streets policies. Also, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Complete Streets Act (Chapter 398, Laws of New York) on August 15, 2011, requiring state, county and local agencies to consider the convenience and mobility of all users when developing transportation projects that receive state and federal funding.

These free workshops are highly interactive in nature, with the goal of building local capacity to implement Complete Streets approaches, and strengthen relationships between transportation practitioners, other departments, and the community. Key decision makers, stakeholders, and agency professionals learn how to more effectively balance the needs of all users and routinely create and maintain Complete Streets.

Please visit the Complete Streets Educational and Technical Workshop Series page for more information on upcoming workshop opportunities.

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.

CDTC Launches Interactive Linkage Program Map

CDTC has launched an interactive map showing the study area boundaries of all 86 of its Linkage Program planning studies. The Linkage Program provides financial and technical assistance to local communities for planning, with particular emphasis on projects that support implementation of innovative transportation and land use concepts.

CDPHP Cycle! Rolls into the Capital Region

CDTA in partnership with CDPHP have launched the first bike share program in the Capital Region. CDPHP Cycle! officially launched on July 27, 2017 and bikes are initally available in the Cities of Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady and Troy. Read More...

Capital Region Greenway & Trails Plan

CDTC is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to develop a Greenway & Trails Plan which will include the following additional tasks:

  • Estimate the economic and health impact(s) of multi-use trails in the Capital Region.
  • Compile trail management best practices
  • Create a branding and marketing plan for the Capital Region's multi-use trail system
  • Collect video and imagery of trail corridors via drone or other aerial device

CDTC has budgeted up to $150,000 for the greenway and trails plan update and CDTC will be administering the consultant contract. Proposals are due to CDTC by September 1, 2017.