First Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration to Take Place in Albany on June 13!

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Audi of America Inc. is the first company approved to perform an autonomous vehicle demonstration in New York State. Earlier this month, the Governor announced that New York is now accepting applications from companies interested in testing or demonstrating autonomous vehicles on public roads. The company plans to conduct the first such demonstration in state history, beginning in the City of Albany near the State Capitol in on June 13.

Learn more at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-approval-first-application-autonomous-vehicle-demonstration-new-york

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Did you know that roughly 7% of all reported crashes in the Capital Region involve a Motorcycle? When Motorcyclists are involved in a crash, their injuries tend to be more severe than for motor vehicle crashes as they are more vulnerable roadway users. Join CDTC in promoting Motorcycle safety awareness. Learn more at http://safeny.ny.gov/mcyc-ndx.htm

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Funding Awarded to Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Projects

At its May 3, 2017 Policy Board meeting, CDTC awarded funding to eight Capital Region Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Safety projects through its Capital Coexist Traffic Safety Ambassador Mini-Grant Program. The awards were made just in time for National Bike Month and range from $700 to $5,000. Read the full press releas here.

NEW COMMUNITY PROFILES REVEAL GROWTH PATTERNS

(Albany, NY) The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) are pleased to announce that new Community Growth Profiles (Profiles) are available for 56 cities and towns in the four-county Capital District region. The new Profiles examine twenty years of growth by community and are a valuable tool for planners, educators, grant-writers, and business and government leaders throughout the region. The Profiles offer a comprehensive review of growth trends and opportunities that have occurred in communities throughout Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties. They were developed to assist current and future planning and feature information about current land use, recent housing growth, and road development maps in addition to data on population trends, housing units, and greenhouse gas emissions by sector....Read More

BIKE TO WORK DAY WORKPLACE CHALLENGE MAY 19, 2017

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is again working with Bikeatoga to sponsor a workplace challenge (Twitter #B2W518) for employers in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. Bike to Work Day is an annual event held each spring throughout the country that promotes bicycling as an option to commute to work. Last year, over 500 people registered for the challenge, amounting to about 5,700 bicycle miles, replacing about 230 gallons of fuel, 4,500 lbs. of CO₂, and burning about 245,000 calories! Registrants will be able to request a free "Bike to Work" T-shirt to promote the event if they register by 5pm Thursday April 27th. Registration is available at: www.capitalmoves.org/b2w518 ....... Read More

THE CITY OF ALBANY AND CDTC TO CONDUCT INNOVATIVE SOUTH PEARL STREET TRUCK SURVEY

The City of Albany and the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) will conduct a heavy vehicle truck survey on South Pearl Street in the City of Albany's South End from the end of April to the end of May using an innovative approach to determine where trucks are coming from and where they are heading. Instead of assigning people to record license plate numbers at several locations for 24 hours a day for 1-2 days, this survey will install and use automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) over a longer period of time to obtain the same data, in greater quantity with more reliability. The goal of the survey is to identify truck travel patterns and generators, and to develop possible alternative routes. The data collected will only be used for these purposes.... Read more