Regional Safety Action Plan

CDTC, with assistance from VHB Engineering and River Street Planning and Development, is developing a Regional Safety Action Plan for the Capital District. The plan is being modeled after the New York State Strategic Highway Safety Plan (NY SHSP) which was approved by New York State and the Federal Highway Administration in August 2017.

The Regional Plan will provide a more in-depth look at location based crash data, causal factors and complete streets principles to identify broad engineering, education and enforcement strategies that consider local context. The planning process will analyze crash statistics, identify emphasis areas, and develop projects, programs and policies that reduce fatal and serious injury crashes as well as crash rates on all public roads. The identified strategies will be those with the greatest potential to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes and reduce crash rates.

The completed plan will support CDTC’s efforts in making progress on the regions’ safety performance by providing information to the region’s safety partners on the specifics of the crash problem in their jurisdictions and to offer guidance on how those problems can be addressed through multi-modal, multi-discipline engineering, education and enforcement strategies.

Email safety@cdtcmpo.org if you have questions or comments. (Note that CDTC cannot receive Email from yahoo.com addresses. Please use another Email service provider or call 518-458-2161).

Watch a video from FHWA on Local Road Safety Plans to learn about the process.

Technical Advisory Committee

CDTC's Regional Operations and Safety Advisory Committee (ROSAC) serves as the Technical Advisory Committee for the Safety Plan. All ROSAC meetings are open to the public and meeting materials are provided below:

Kick Off Meeting Presentations
December 2017 and January 2018):

CDTC Baseline Data

VHB Role (consultant)


April 2018 Meeting Presentation

NEW: Public Survey
Only Three Questions!

What road safety concerns do you have in your community? Tell us!

Focus Groups

In May 2018, two focus group meetings were held to get input on some of the initial crash data summaries and to learn what issues are important to those concerned with transportation safety. Focus group attendees included those from law enforcement, community traffic safety groups, bicycle and motorcycle advocates, county safety educators, transportation providers, among many others.

May Focus Groups Presentation

May Focus Group Summaries:

Focus Group 1 at CDTC Office (May 24, 2018)

Focus Group 2 at Saratoga Springs Public Library (May 25, 2018)

June 2018 Regional Safety Summit

Summit Presentation

Summit Summary