Environment & Land Use

2018 Technical Assistance Program

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission's (CDRPC) 2018 Technical Assistance Program is intended to fill gaps in local level planning needs and to enhance capacity to advance projects that resonate with one or more of the Quality Region Principles of the New Visions 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. A quality region considers health, the economy, and the environment within an overall framework of land use planning and transportation policies. Projects that support these principles will help preserve and enhance the Capital District's existing urban form, infrastructure, quality of place; emphasize livable communities and smart growth; consider all modes of transportation, encourage concentrated development patterns and smart economic growth; and protect sensitive environmental resources. Generally, technical assistance provided under this program will be for projects that are well defined and short term in nature.

2018 Technical Assistance Program Solicitation

Program Guidelines

Program Flyer

Program Application Form

Equity Task Force

The Task Force is seeking new members! Please see the application below, and submit yours today

The Equity Task Force works to ensure CDTC’s conformance with Title VI regulations and Environmental Justice. It makes certain that CDTC takes reasonable steps to secure access to opportunities that ensure no person is denied benefits of CDTC’s planning process on the basis of minority and/or low income status, and to identify and address disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of CDTC’s programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. It accomplishes this in part by promoting collaborative problem solving on issues related to Environmental Justice and Title VI, and providing input on the most effective methods to engage and respond to Environmental Justice and Title VI populations.

Equity Task Force Flier

Printable Application

Electronic Application

EJ2017Maps

Environment & Land Use Resources

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CDRPC Climate Smart Communities Program

Planning & Environmental Linkages

Smart Growth/Land Use

Linkage Program

Sustainability

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. Creating and sustaining a quality region in the Capital District is central to the direction of New Visions toward urban investment, concentrated development patterns, and smart economic growth.

A quality region:

  • Develops and sustains healthy urban, suburban, and rural communities that function interdependently and readily adapt to change.
  • Creates economic, educational, social, cultural and recreational opportunities.
  • Provides safe neighborhood environments and housing choices for all.
  • Protects sensitive environmental resources.
  • Fosters community identity and "a sense of place" in all parts of the region.

To achieve a quality region, CDTC explores topics such as alternative fuels, electric vehicles, fuel economy, greenhouse gas emissions and energy conservation, travel demand management, environmental systems, environmental justice and smart growth.