Freight Resources

Freight Advisory Committee

CDTC has an active Freight Advisory Committee that brings together private freight operators and public freight planners to share information on local freight issues and events in order to develop a reliable, efficient, safe, and environmentally responsible freight transportation system for the region. This standing committee meets regularly and includes representatives of the freight and logistics industry and public agencies. This includes infrastructure owners, transportation agencies, railroad companies, ports, airports, carriers, shippers, receivers, land developers, local government agencies, and NYSDOT.

The roles of the Freight Advisory Committee include:

  • Participating in the development of the Regional Freight & Goods Movement Plan and the Freight Priority Network
  • Reviewing project applications and providing funding recommendations
  • Advising on freight-related priorities, issues, projects, and funding needs
  • Serving as a forum for discussion of decisions affecting freight transportation
  • Communicating and coordinating regional priorities
  • Promoting the sharing of information between private and public sectors
  • Addressing some of the common freight problems in our area

Freight Advisory Committee meetings are held quarterly in February, May, August, and November. Anyone interested in freight or goods movement issues is welcome to attend. Please contact CDTC for more information regarding the Freight Advisory Committee meetings.

The next CDTC Freight Advisory Committee will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 1:30 PM at the CDTC offices.

Meeting Agenda and Attachments:
Please check back for updates.

For more information please contact Chris Bauer at or (518) 458-2161.

Meeting Notes:

2018: February | May

2017: February | May | November

2016: February | May | November

2015: January | April | July | November

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. This location has made the region a transportation crossroads for many industries, which have produced enormous benefits to the many communities throughout the area. However, this position also brings the region a set of challenges associated with various aspects of freight transportation.

As the entity responsible for both near term and long range transportation planning, CDTC chose to undertake a new Regional Freight & Goods Movement Plan to better understand the role and profile of freight transportation throughout the region. This will contribute to making appropriate investments to support the efficiency and safety of goods movement.