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

Eight Bicycle, Pedestrian and Air Quality Projects Receive Funding

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $112.2 million in funding has been awarded to 81 projects that support bicycle and pedestrian enhancements and improve air quality across New York. Funding supports projects that include multi-use bicycle and pedestrian facilities, new accessible sidewalks that adhere to regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, improved access to public transportation, and enhanced roadway safety. The funds were made available through the federal Transportation Alternatives Program and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program.

Project Awards in the Capital Region include:

  • $2,000,000 to the Capital District Transportation Authority to implement a bikeshare program.
  • $680,800 to the Town of Guilderland to construct and connect ADA compliant sidewalks.
  • $2,903,760 to the Town of Bethlehem to construct a modern roundabout and a safe sidewalk connection.
  • $973,667 to the Town of Bethlehem to construct ADA compliant sidewalks.
  • $848,840 to the Town of Clifton Park to construct an ADA compliant multi-use path.
  • $1,531,626 to the City of Saratoga Springs to complete the Greenbelt Trail Downtown Connector.
  • $1,556,000 to Schenectady County to construct the River/Rosendale Road Roundabout.
  • $1,280,000 to the City of Rensselaer to construct the Rensselaer Riverfront Multi Use Trail.

Registration is Now Open for the June 2017 NYS Metropolitan Planning Organizations Conference

Registration is now open for the NYS Metropolitan Planning Organization Conference in Syracuse, NY on June 20 -21, 2017. Registration is free for MPO Member Agency Representatives (one per Agency) and the general registration fee is $150. AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) Ceritification Maintenance Credits will be available.

Learn more at www.nysmpos.org and click here for preliminary information on session topics. Check back soon for the full conference agenda.

2018 NYS Budget Passage Announcement

On April 10, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the passage of the 2018 State Budget. Funded programs and initiatives are summarized here. Items of interest to CDTC include funds to reconstruct the Schenectady Amtrak Station, funds to construct the Empire State Trail, legislation to allow rideshare companies to operate in Upstate NY, continued support for CDTA operations and continued support of the PAVE NY, BRIDGE NY, and clean fuel vehicle programs.

Learn more at https://www.budget.ny.gov/