CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
David Bailey, City of
Judy Breselor, representing Fred Howard,
Peter Comenzo, Town of
Frank Commisso, Albany Port District Commission
Leif Engstrom, representing
George Laveille, Town of
Heather Mallozzi, Town of
Barbara McHugh, Town of
Marybeth Pettit, City of
Bernard Sisson, City of
STAFF AND OTHERS
Michael Burns, Town of
Rodrigo Marion, Capital District Transportation Committee
Sandra Misiewicz, Capital District Transportation Committee
Sree Nampoothiri, Capital District Transportation Committee
Jason Newman, FHWA/CDTC
Susan Patalino, NYSDOT
Chairman Franchini opened the meeting at approximately . He welcomed members and guests who introduced themselves.
The minutes of the
Process for Alternate Representation
noted that he had informed the alternates that, for purposes of a quorum and
for voting “no” or abstaining, only the member would count, or in his absence,
the most senior alternate. He said that,
since this would be a
2003-08 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AMENDMENT
A242, Slingerlands Bypass (NY 85) Phase 2
Mr. Rettig described the need for an amendment to cover the detailed design work needed to prepare the project for letting. A $700,000 entry is required in the current federal fiscal year. Members approved the amendment.
2005-10 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM UPDATE
Review of Actions to Date and Additional Information
Mr. Poorman directed members’ attention to the previously-distributed list of eighteen items regarding updated information and corrections from the previous agreements and understandings of projects. Discussion ensued on each item.
Item 1 notes that the TIP now reflects energy impacts
updated to include
Item 2 reflects NYSDOT’s request to add a new IM project
in the 2005-10 TIP for mill and fill from the
Item 3 notes that A413, R229, and S155 will be left on the TIP although all funding was obligated prior to October 2003, because construction has not occurred. No action was required.
Item 4 reports a correction to state operating assistance for T14A and T14B. No action was required.
Item 5 corrects the exempt / non-exempt status for several TIP entries. No action was required.
Item 6 notes other minor corrections to listings. No action was required.
Item 7 relays NYSDOT’s request for deletion of RG76. Members agreed to this change.
Item 8 reports NYSDOT’s proposed schedule shift (from
2008-09 to 2009-10) for construction of A240, I-87 Exit 3 or 4. After discussion, members agreed to this
Item 9 reports NYSDOT’s request to delete A337, NY 443 Reconstruction. A more modest state-funded project has taken priority over the federal-aid project. Members agreed to this change.
Item 10 reflects inclusion of $6 M construction in the post-2010 period for R187. Members agreed to this change.
(Items and 11 and 12 were redundant with items 2 and 3.)
Item 13 reflects an increase in the estimate of the
post-2010 construction phase of projects SA108 and S96 (
Items 14 and 15 reflect NYSDOT’s proposal to remove S93,
NY 7 at Five Corners, and S94, NY 7 at NY 146, from the TIP. Current listing shows no activity in the
five-year period. Peter Comenzo stated
that these are important locations in the town of
Item 16 reflects NYSDOT’s proposal to remove S97, NY 50 Corridor Improvements, from the TIP. Mike Burns requested an opportunity to review this proposal with the town before any action is considered. No action was taken.
Item 17 reflects NYSDOT’s request for a particular treatment of “Demo” funds in the listings for A243 and A452. This request was withdrawn. Mr. Poorman also noted the unresolved matter of preliminary project phases for A243. This will need to be explored before May.
Item 18 reflects schedule changes proposed by
NYSDOT: (a) A435. No action was taken, pending comment from
Mr. Poorman then distributed a supplemental list of two items for consideration. Item 1 notes that the air quality emissions impact assessment has been modified. No action was required.
Item 2 reflects NYSDOT’s request to add $0.836 M P and $0.100 I to the project in the committed period. Members agreed to the changes.
Finally, Mr. Poorman noted that the CMAQ discussion will be revisited at the May meeting.
STATUS OF PLANNING ACTIVITIES
Mr. Poorman reported on work with the Center for
Economic Growth on a “regional development compact” and on ARISE’s upcoming
statewide urban issues / suburban growth forums in
Leif Engstrom reported also on CDRPC’s work on age cohort projections.
Ms. Younger reported on implementation of CDTA’s revised, simplified fare structure on April 1. The Transit Development Plan effort also continues.
Mr. Rettig reported on the plans for a state transportation bond, and noted that a draft statewide master plan is expected to be released soon. He also commented on NYSDOT’s Transformation process which includes a number of organizational changes happening in the near future.
Jill Ross-Schmelz reported on a public hearing set for April 6 on the proposed toll rate charges. She also noted that an Exit 23 ramps project has been let, as well as mill-and-fill on the Berkshire Spur.
Mr. Iachetta reported that the Airport is proceeding
with Concourse D design, design of parking garage expansion, and discussion of
a roundabout on
Linkage / Local Planning Activities
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Bids and Lettings
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately