Programs & Planning

Programs and Planning

Bicycle & Pedestrian

Bicycle and pedestrian transportation offer a number of benefits. CDTC has actively supported and promoted safe walking and biking facilities as a way to increase transportation options in the region.

Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services

Federal transportation legislation, currently an extension of MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), requires a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan.

Complete Streets

A common definition of a Complete Street is one that is designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities including children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Environment & Land Use

CDTC's New Visions Plan goes far beyond traditional transportation issues by examining issues related to a Quality Region. A quality region considers health, the economy, and the environment within an overall framework of land use planning and transportation policies.

Freight & Goods Movement

The Capital Region occupies a strategic location within the Northeastern United States. The region sits at the nexus of 2 Interstates (I-87 and I-90), several major highways and rail routes, and along the Hudson River.


CDTC's Nondiscrimination Program consists of separate Title VI and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) components.

Roads & Bridges

The Capital District’s transportation system is complex, made up of a mix of privately and publicly-owned infrastructure. The system includes over 15,000 miles of roadway and 1,467 bridges and large-culverts owned by the State, counties, cities, towns, and villages.

Safety & Security

CDTC remains committed to reducing fatal and serious injury crashes on all public roads. A Regaional Safety Action Plan is in development to further this committment. CDTC's role in security planning continues through involvement with Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) at the county level.

Travel Demand Management

Travel demand management (TDM) refers to efforts to reduce auto travel and congestion by improving transit access, bicycle and pedestrian access, providing opportunities for carpooling and telecommuting, and other strategies.