ARCHIVED NEWS ITEMS

These are CDTC news items that are still valid but are no longer considered news. They appear as they did on their respective dates.



  • FEBRUARY PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING POSTPONED: Due to the weather forecast, the Planning Committee meeting scheduled for February 5, 2014 has been postponed until Wednesday, February 12, at 9:30. (Posted on Fewbruary 4, 2014)
  • DEADLINE FOR 2013-2018 TIP LOCAL SET-ASIDE SOLICITATIONS: The deadline for applications for new project solicitations is 5:00 PM January 31, 2014. If emailing an applicaton, there is a limit of 10 MB. (Posted on January 29, 2014)

  • NYSDOT SOLICITATION FOR FFY 15–17 SAFETY (HSIP) PROJECTS: NYSDOT is soliciting for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) eligible safety projects to compete in a statewide competition for Federal Fiscal Year 2015 through 2017 safety funds. Projects on all public roads are eligible. The submission deadline to NYSDOT Region 1 is February 3, 2014. (Posted on January 7, 2014)

  • SOLICITATION FOR 2013-2018 TIP LOCAL SET-ASIDES: CDTC is conducting a competitive solicitation for 8 of the 9 local set-aside projects contained in the 2013-2018 TIP. Completed project justification packages and cover letters are due by 5:00 PM January 31, 2014. (Posted on December 9, 2013)

  • WASHINGTON-WESTERN BRT OPEN HOUSE: CDTA will hold an open house on November 12th to present its plans for a second bus rapid transit (BRT) line to be built along the corridor of Washington and Western Avenues. (Posted on October 25, 2013)

  • 2014-2015 LINKAGE PROGRAM SOLICITATION ANNOUNCED: CDTC is currently soliciting for planning initiatives that support the implementation of local and regional plans for its 2014-2015 Community and Transportation Linkage Planning Program .  The submission deadline is December 16, 2013.  (Posted on October 7, 2013)

  • TRUCK VOUCHER WORKSHOP: The Capital District Clean Communities Coalition is hosting a FREE NYSERDA Truck Voucher Workshop on Thursday, October 3 at 9:00am at Frito-Lay in Clifton Park.  RSVP is required. (Posted on September 24, 2013)

  • WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR: In celebration of National Plug-In Day the Capital District Clean Communities Coalition invites you to a screening of the movie Who Killed the Electric Car on Friday, October 4 at 1:00pm at the CDTC office.  More (Posted on September 24, 2013)

  • CLEAN COMMUNITIES MEETING: The quarterly Clean Communities meeting is scheduled for Thursday September 19 at 10:00am at the AMERIgreen Biodiesel Blending Facility in Rensselaer.  See the meeting flyer for details.   (Posted on August 20, 2013)

  • DRAFT STIP ONLINE: The draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in online and available for public review. By federal law, the STIP must include the TIP from all MPO's (such as CDTC) in their entirety. The narrative (as of 8/13/13) and the Region One project listings (as of 7/1/13) are included on CDTC’s TIP page on this web site. (Posted on August 19, 2013)

  • CNG VEHICLE REPAIR & STORAGE SEMINAR: Capital District Clean Communities is offering a FREE Seminar on Building Modification Guidelines for CNG Vehicle Repair & Storage and A FREE Seminar on ROI Guidelines for the use of CNG Vehicles Tuesday, June 11 at CDTC.  Registration is required at http://capitaldistrictcng.eventbrite.com. (Posted on May 30, 2013)

  • FREE COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS WORKSHOP : The Capital District Clean Communities Coalition is hosting a FREE Compressed Natural Gas 101 workshop for municipal, state, and corporate fleets. Learn about the fuel and money savings, accessibility of CNG, environmental benefits, and what it takes to make your maintenance garage compliant.  RSVP at http://cng101workshop.eventbrite.com or email CDTC for more information. (Posted on April 24, 2013)

  • ERRATA: The postcards that were mailed out contained an incorrect end date for the public comment period for the TIP.  Comments regarding the DRAFT 2013-18 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) are due by Monday May 6, 2013 (not June 6). (Posted on March 21, 2013)

  • TRANSPORTATION PLANNER POSITION AVAILABLE: CDTC is seeking to fill its available transportation planner position. (Posted on May 17, 2013)

  • NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED: CDTC has published its Spring 2013 newsletter, In Motion. (Posted on April 1, 2013)

  • ADDENDUM TO 2012-14 UPWP AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW: At its March 7, 2013 meeting, CDTC approved an addendum to the 2012-14 UPWP for public review. Comments in writing are welcome and are due by 5 PM on May 7, 2013. (Posted on March 11, 2013)

  • 2013-18 TIP AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW: At its March 7, 2013 meeting, CDTC approved the available parts of the 2013-18 TIP for public review: Narrative, Project Listings, and Summary Tables. Comments in writing are welcome and are due on on May 6, 2013. (Posted on March 8, 2013)

  • CORRECTION TO JARC SOLICITATION: In the SOLICITATION FOR JARC PROJECTS (posted below on February 12, 2013), the federal share amount for the Saratoga Springs urbanized area is $35,825 (not $28,800 as was shown in the application). (Posted on March 5, 2013)

  • SOLICITATION FOR NEW FREEDOM PROJECTS: CDTC is conducting a competitive solicitation for New Freedom program eligible projects within the four county CDTC region. Completed applications ( PDF  |  Word ) are due by 5:00 PM April 19, 2013. (Posted on February 27, 2013)

  • SUMMER INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE: The Capital District Clean Communities Coalition is looking for a summer intern.  This is an opportunity for a graduate or undergraduate student interested in working with electric vehicles, sustainable transportation or alternative fuels.  Applications are due March 15. (Posted on February 26, 2013)

  • SECRETARY POSITION AVAILABLE: CDTC is seeking to fill its available secretary position. (Posted on February 19, 2013)

  • SOLICITATION FOR JARC PROJECTS: CDTC is conducting a competitive solicitation for Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) program eligible projects within the four county CDTC region. Completed applications are due by 5:00 PM March 15, 2013. (Posted on February 12, 2013)

  • NYSDOT STATEWIDE SOLICITATION FOR SAFETY (HSIP) PROJECTS: NYSDOT is soliciting for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) eligible safety projects to compete in a statewide competition for Federal Fiscal Year 2014 safety funds.  Projects on all public roads are eligible.  The submission deadline to NYSDOT Region 1 is March 22, 2013. (Posted on February 7, 2013)

  • BEYOND PRESERVATION CANDIDATE LIST AVAILABLE: NYSDOT Region One has made the list of Beyond Preservation candidates for the 2013-18 TIP Update available. This candidate list was submitted by Region One the NYSDOT Main Office. (Posted on November 14, 2012)

  • 2012-14 UPWP ADOPTED, March 20, 2012: At its meeting on March 1, 2012, CDTC adopted the 2012-14 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) (Posted on November 2, 2012)

  • THE 2013-18 TIP UPDATE HAS BEGUN: Materials, including Beyond Preservation forms and instructions are on the 2013-18 TIP Update page. (Posted on October 10, 2012)

  • PRESERVATION FIRST CANDIDATE LISTS AVAILABLE: CDTC staff and NYSDOT Region One staff compiled lists of potential Preservation First candidates for facility owners to propose for funding. The lists are among the new items on the 2013-18 TIP Update page. (Posted on October 24, 2012)

  • ALBANY BIKE PLAN IMPLEMENTATION SURVEY: As part of the Albany Bike Plan Implementation Project, CDTC and the City of Albany are soliciting comments on wayfinding and the feasibility of a bicycle share program. (Posted on September 28, 2012)

  • I-87 TWIN BRIDGES CONSTRUCTION DELAYS: Starting September 7, the rehabilitation of the twin bridges on I-87 is expected to cause significant delays during certain weekend hours. Motorists are advised to use 511NY for updates. (Posted on September 5, 2012) More...

  • NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED: CDTC has published its Summer 2012 newsletter, In Motion. (Posted on July 2, 2012)

  • ARCGIS MAP-BASED TIP: CDTC's interactive TIP project information has been changed from Google-based to ArcGIS-based. (Posted on May 17, 2012)

  • CDTC APPROVES STATEWIDE PROJECTS: Today, CDTC held an emergency conference call to add the Accelerated Pavement Preservation Program and Accelerated Bridge Program to the TIP. Both projects are to use “Advance Construction” funds as part of the proposed New York Works Program. (Posted on March 9, 2012)

  • NEW VISIONS 2035 ADOPTED: At its September 15, 2011 meeting, the CDTC Policy Board approved the New Visions 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update which reaffirmed the vision, goals, objectives, principles, strategies, actions and budget contained in the New Visions 2030 document through an update extending the plan to 2035. (Posted on November 18, 2011)

  • BIKE/PED ACCOMMODATIONS AT I-87 EXIT 3-4: At CDTC's Bike/Ped Task Force meeting today, NYSDOT presented their alternatives for bike/ped accommodations for the I-87 Exit 3-4 project (A240). (Posted on October 11, 2011)            Project Website  |  Comment via E-Mail

  • CALENDAR OF MEETINGS AVAILABLE, July 6, 2011: This web site now has a calendar of CDTC and CDTC-related meetings open to the public.

  • CDTA’S BUS PLUS, March 31, 2011: On April 4, CDTA begins new transit service on the Capital Region’s Route 5 Corridor. BusPlus is an important regional transportation initiative, of CDTC’s New Visions plan and CDTA’s Transit Development Plan.

  • 2010-15 TIP ROUND TWO & THREE, March 16, 2011: At its March 3, 2011 meeting, CDTC voted to continue to table Rounds Two and Three of the 2010-15 Transportation Improvement Program programming effort. For a more thorough explanation, see the materials mailed to the committee members for the March 3 meeting.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY, December 15, 2010: CDTC has adopted a Social Media Policy to guide CDTC’s use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

  • ORGANIZATION POLICY, November 3, 2010: On June 3, 2010, the CDTC Policy Board adopted an update to its Continuing Operations Plan “An Intention to Succeed”, defining CDTC’s planning approach and CDTC’s and members’ roles and responsibilities.

  • 2010-15 TIP ADOPTED, June 4, 2010: At its June 3, 2010 meeting, CDTC adopted the 2010-15 Transportation Improvement Program. On July 7, the Planning Committee voted to suspend Round Two programming for six to nine months. CDTC's TIP was recently incorporated into the Draft Statewide TIP, for a public comment period, ending August 31, 2010.

  • CHOOSING OUR FUTURE, August 20, 2008: CDTC's New Visions 2030 Update brochure, Choosing Our Future, is available as a 5 MB PDF document on this web site, and by hard copy by contacting CDTC at (518) 458-2161.

  • SAFETY ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES, July 14, 2009: Safety Assessment Guideline project has been completed by the NYSMPO Associations’ Safety Working Group. The complete Guidelines, Reference Guide and Brochure are available on the NYSMPO website.

  • SPOT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 2008, November 26, 2008: The Spot Improvement Program projects have been selected and have been added to the 2007-12 TIP. The new projects are A506, SA246, SA247, S190, S191 and S192. The funds came from RG41 , the Spot Improvement Setaside.

  • 2008 CERTIFICATION, November 26, 2008: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently completed thier 2008 certification of CDTC.

  • REGIONAL TRAIL PERSPECTIVES, October 5, 2007: The Regional Trail Perspectives: A Survey of Capital District Trail Facilities is now complete. The document documents and compares trail user data and adjoining residential property owner data along the Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail, the Uncle Sam Bikeway, and the Zim Smith Trail.

  • NEW VISIONS 2030, October 4, 2007:: At its October 4, 2007 meeting, the CDTC Policy Board approved the New Visions 2030 Regional Transportation Plan. Comments can be mailed to One Park Place, Albany, NY 12205, faxed to 518-729-5764 or emailed to CDTCComments2030@cdtcmpo.org.

  • PLANNING COMMITTEE AGENDAS, April 30, 2007: In order to meet new public participation standards, CDTC now includes agendas for Planning Committee meetings on this web site through the Planning Committee menu link to the left. Agendas are found with other materials for each meeting.

  • ROUTE 4 CORRIDOR STUDY (EAST GREENBUSH), January 12, 2007: Town Board of the Town of East Greenbush formally adopted CDTC's Route 4 Linkage Study on January 10, 2007.

  • FINAL REGIONAL GREENWAY CONCEPT PLAN, January 5, 2007: The Regional Greenway Concept Plan (23 MB) is now available. This plan was framed around the work of Working Group C and the “Big Ticket, Big Idea Initiatives” concepts that have been developed as part of New Visions 2030. The concept plan shows a potential regional network of greenways and trails that will provide residents, visitors, businesses, and communities with transportation, recreation, health, and quality of life benefits.

  • LUTHER FOREST TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS TRANSPORTATION PLAN, September 13, 2006: On September 7, CDTC’s Policy Board amended its New Visions plan and its regional air quality conformity determination to reflect roadway improvements contained in the Luther Forest plan. The Round Lake Bypass, as well as other roadway improvements for the Luther Forest Plan, were incorporated into the revised revised Transportation Conformity Determination for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy ozone non-attainment area.

  • COLLOQUY REPORT AVAILABLE, June 16, 2006: The CDTC staff has been heavily engaged in a national effort, the “Colloquy on the Coming Transformation of Travel” funded by the NYS MPO Association and FHWA’s research office. Products of the Colloquy are available for review, and the final report is now available.

  • 2006 REGIONAL BIKE MAP, June 6, 2006: CDTC’s 2006 Regional Bike Map is now available.

  • I-87 MULTI-MODAL CORRIDOR STUDY, April 18, 2006: The New York State Department of Transportation has issued a press release regarding its I-87 study final report, calling for development of a “Smart Corridor” between Albany and the Canadian border.

  • INTERESTING PRACTICES AT CDTC, August 4, 2005: CDTC is often asked for documentation of its innovative practices. A listing of CDTC’s Innovations in Sustainability is available. One-page descriptions of many of these are in Interesting MPO Practices at CDTC.