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.

Saratoga Springs Adopts Complete Streets Plan

The City Saratoga Springs adopted the Complete Streets Plan, a CDTC Linkage Study, on December 20th. The Complete Streets Plan was established as an important goal within the City's Complete Streets Policy and is the guiding document for the development of a safe network of pedestrian, bicycle and transit routes linking activity centers and neighborhoods within the City, as well as to a larger regional network. The network will develop in phases over time, with identified “Bronze, Silver and Gold” levels of quality that are linked to established national benchmarks. These improvements will make walking, bicycling and riding transit more viable modes of transportation, helping the City meet sustainability goals and contributing to the unique quality of life in the City. Click here for news coverage in the Saratogian.