POSTPONED: CDTC March 14th Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

Due to the snowstorm forecast for March 14th, CDTC has postponed the Bicycle and Pedestrian Adviosry Committee meeting. The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28th, 9 a.m. at the CDTC office.

CDTC Announces Funding for the Patroon Creek/Washington Avenue Corridor Study

CDTC is pleased to annouce that the City of Albany has been awarded $90,000 in federal planning funds for the Patroon Creek/Washington Avenue Corridor Study.

The study will focus on a segment of Washington Avenue from the I-90 Exit 2 Interchange at the University at Albany to Brevator Street in the City of Albany. This particular area has had and continues to undergo development such as private dormitories, hotels and other commercial uses, leading to increases in vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Due to the width of Washington Avenue and the locations of the campuses in this area, pedestrians seek to cross at unsignalized locations, creating potential conflicts between pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Through this effort, the City intends to examine the study area to make recommendations for pedestrian and traffic safety improvements and to better align the transportation network with the built environment.

The Patroon Creek/Washington Avenue Corridor study was selected through a competitive solicitation for projects for CDTC's 2017-2018 Transportation and Community Linkage Planning Program. The study will get underway in 2017.

CDTA Launches Navigator Fare Collection System

CDTA launched its new Navigator fare collection system in early 2017. The new system allows for the use of smart card technology to pay fares for the entire CDTA system. For more information and to register for a card visit http://www.cdta.org/navigator.

CDTC in the News on WAMC: Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Meeting

WAMC provided coverage on the CDTC and Town of Bethlehem's February 16th Public Meeting for the Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study. The study is exploring a full range of complete streets treatments for the Delaware Avenue Corridor from Elsmere Avenue to the Normanskill Bridge. Complete Streets are designed to balance the needs of a wide range of public road users including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and motor vehicles. Click here for the full story and you can learn more about the study on the project website. The project study area is shown in the map below.

CDTA transit bus serving customers on Delaware Avenue (2017)

Governor Cuomo Announces $5.9 M in Capital Region Bridge Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $5.9 million to rehabilitate and replace 10 bridges and culverts across the Capital Region. The funding, provided through Round One of the Governor's BRIDGE NY initiative, is part of a $21.1 billion multi-year capital plan to upgrade critical roads, bridges, and other vital transportation infrastructure across New York State. Click here for the full press release including the project list.

CDTC's Equity Task Force Seeks New Members

The Equity Task Force works to ensure CDTC’s conformance with Title VI regulations and Environmental Justice. Click here for more information about the Task Force and to learn how to become a member.