Westmere Corridor Study Adopted by Town of Guilderland

Over the last year and half, CDTC has assisted the Town of Guilderland on the development of the Westmere Corridor Study. The study intended to develop a neighborhood plan for the area along Western Avenue between Chruch Street on the east and State Farm Road and New Karner Road on the west, building on the recommendations included in the 2000 Guilderland Comprehensive Plan.

Improvements to transportation are a central element of the study, which also makes recommendations for land use, access management and streetscape improvements, pedestrian-bicycle facilities, and transit improvements.

The draft report is available here and the Guilderland Town Board adopted the plan on November, 15, 2016.

Click here for a Times Union article on the study posted on December 2, 2016.

Town of Colonie Comprehensive Plan Update

The Town of Colonie Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) is sponsoring a series of Community Workshops at locations around Town in November and December. The Town is beginning the process of updating its 2005 Comprehensive Plan. The updated plan will establish the community’s vision for the future through the discussion of topics such as residential growth, economic development, land use, infrastructure, and community character.

The purpose of these initial Community Workshops is to introduce the public to the Comprehensive Plan process. Attendees will also work together to define the Town’s strengths and identify issues and concerns that should be addressed through this planning process. Residents, property owners, business owners, and all others who are interested in the future of the Town are encouraged to participate in any one of these workshops.

The CPAC was established by the Town to prepare the comprehensive plan update. The Committee’s recommendations will ultimately be forwarded to the Town Board for adoption. To learn more click here.

City of Schenectady Seeks a Junior Civil Engineer

The City of Schenectady has one (1) opening for a provisional Junior Civil Engineer. The annual salary is $41,157-$49,683 commensurate with experience. Click here for the detailed job description and minimum qualifications. Applicants must be residents of the City of Schenectady and remain residents throughout employment.

THE CITY OF SCHENECTADY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All interested parties should submit completed City of Schenectady Applications or resumes to:

Tiffany White
Personnel & Benefits Administrator
City Hall, Room 105
Schenectady NY 12305

Resumes can also be emailed to twhite@schenectadyny.gov.

Completed applications/resumes need to be received in the Personnel & Benefits Administrator's Office (City Hall, Room 105) by 5:00 PM on November 15, 2016.

Applications not received in the proper office by the specified time limit WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

Schenectady's Craig Street Bike Demo Fest a Huge Success!

On September 28th, CDTC partnered with the City of Schenectady, Schenectady County, Boys & Girls Club of Schenectady and many others to hold a Bike Fest to kick off the start of a bicycle infrastructure demonstration project on Craig Street. More than 300 people were in attendance and the feedback from the public on the new lane striping including bike lanes, crosswalks, a median and stop bars was extremely positive. Thank you to all who assisted in some way with the event and here is a link to an article summing up the event in the Daily Gazette. The Craig Street Bicycle Demo will be in place through October 2nd. For more information on the demo and the Bicycle Infrastructure Plan for which this project is supporting, visit the project website here.

A very special thank you to all our sponsors:

NYSDOT Issues Draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for federal fiscal years 2017 through 2020 is available for review at https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/stip/draftstip. The STIP is a list of all projects in New York State proposed for federal funding that are scheduled to begin during this period.

The STIP contains the regional transportation improvement programs of the State's 14 metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and all other federally funded highway and transit projects from around the State. The STIP is generally updated every two to three years. All federally funded projects planned for federal fiscal years 2017 through 2020 must be included in this draft STIP update.

The draft STIP assumes the availability of approximately $12.5 billion in federal aid to address highway safety, bridge and highway infrastructure, public transportation infrastructure, and bicycle and pedestrian enhancements. Including State and local project contributions, the STIP would facilitate $33.4 billion in planned transportation projects.

NYSDOT will review and address comments received during the public comment period which ended on August 26th. These comments will be incorporated into the draft STIP submitted to the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. The draft STIP is expected to be submitted in September for final approval by October 1, 2016.