PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
David Bailey, City of
Geoff Bornemann, City of
Dan Brown, City of Cohoes
Frank Commisso, Albany Port District Commission
Rocky Ferraro, Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Bruce Hidley, City of Watervliet
Fred Howard, Rensselaer County
Phil Pearson, Town of
John Poorman, Capital District Transportation Committee (Secretary)
Dave Rettig, NYS Department of Transportation Region 1
Dede Rudolph, City of Albany
Bernie Sisson, City of Schenectady
Mike Valentine, Saratoga County
Steve Watts, Town of Halfmoon
STAFF AND OTHERS
Don Adams, Stantec
Mark Anduze, NYS Thruway Authority
Bob Hansen, NYS Department of Transportation Region 1
Mary Marsh, Capital District Transportation Authority
Fred Mastroianni, Village of Colonie
Sandra Misiewicz, Capital District Transportation Committee
Jason Newman, Capital District Transportation Committee
Glenn Posca, Capital District Transportation Committee
Deb Stacey, Capital District Transportation Committee
Ann Sutkin, NYS Department of Transportation Region 1
Paul Tazbir, Town of North Greenbush
Chairman Franchini opened the meeting at approximately . There were no visitors requesting to speak.
Lisa Nagle of Elan Planning presented a summary of the
products of the Hudson River Greenway Trail Study in
The minutes of the
Election of Officers
UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM
Semi-Annual Progress Report
Mr. Poorman distributed a copy of the CDTC Progress Report for April 2004 – September 2004. Members accepted the report for transmittal to state and federal agencies.
2005-06 UPWP Outlined
Mr. Poorman highlighted items in the previously-distributed outline, including new Linkage studies, the New Visions 2030 effort, Federal Reauthorization and NYSDOT Transformation. Members discussed the safety initiative and operations planning as key elements of the upcoming UPWP. No action was taken; a complete draft is anticipated for the February meeting.
PROPOSED FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION CHANGE
2005-10 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM UPDATE
Status of Major Projects
Mr. Poorman distributed a sheet describing changes to
the previously-distributed TIP material.
Key changes include a recalculation of the NHS funding availability to
reflect a higher federal share on NHS projects on the Interstate system and the
proposed shift by NYSDOT of two projects from IM to NHS funding. These two actions reduce NHS availability
from the $74 M in the mailout to about $45 M (assuming that Exit 3 is shifted
to “Demo” funds). Mr. Rettig also
indicated that commitments to NHS projects in
Discussion ensued over the CDTC commitment to the Exit 3 project and options for a TIP listing with NHS, Demo or a combination of the funding sources. The issue was eventually tabled.
Members then reviewed the remainder of the “major
projects”, noting issues include resolving the phasing of Slingerlands Bypass,
reviewing the urgency/feasibility of
Other Changes to Existing Projects
Not having resolved the changes to the major projects, the discussion of other changes was tabled.
Review of Candidate Projects
The agenda item was also tabled.
The discussion item agenda was tabled. A special
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at