CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Judy Breselor, representing Fred Howard,
Peter Comenzo, Town of
Frank Commisso, Albany Port District Commission
Kevin Corcoran, Town of
Todd Fabozzi, representing
Heather Mallozzi, Town of
Marybeth Pettit, City of
Dede Rudolph, City of
Steve Watts, Town of
Kristina Younger, Capital District Transportation Authority
STAFF AND OTHERS
Sandra Misiewicz, Capital District Transportation Committee
Chuck Rappozzo, NYS Department of Transportation Main Office
Mark Sargent, Creighton Manning
Deb Stacey, Capital District Transportation Committee
Anne Sutkin, NYS Department of Transportation
Chairman Franchini opened the meeting at approximately . He welcomed members and guests who introduced themselves.
LINKAGE PRESENTATION BY THE
Peter Comenzo presented the results of the completed Route 7, I-88, and
Mr. Poorman led members through a review of the previously-distributed ten-page question-and-answer documentation to support CDTC’s self-certification of compliance with federal statute and regulation. He noted that the once-every-three-years formal federal certification report was for FFY04, and that CDTC must complete a new self-certification this year prior to adopting the TIP.
The self-certification report positively addresses every question. The final page includes the comments contained in the formal federal certification report last year, and responses.
Members commented on the favorable material, and agreed
to recommend action by the
2003-08 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AMENDMENT
The TIP action involves a $250,000 special appropriation
for further work in the Corning Preserve.
Members approved the addition. No
South Broadway at
Mr. Poorman noted that this TIP change does not require
2005-10 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM UPDATE
Review of Comments Received on the Draft TIP
Mr. Poorman directed members’ attention to the previously-distributed draft of Appendix F of the 2005-10 TIP related to public comments. Members reviewed the draft responses and concurred that no change to the draft TIP is required as a result. (Secretary’s note: a third comment was received recommending funding of the Helderberg-Hudson rail trail; this project was addressed in the CMAQ discussion described below.)
CMAQ Programming Discussion
Members reviewed the previously-distributed updated summary of CMAQ programming options. Several options were described: option 1 focusing on a multi-modal ITS emphasis; option 2 focusing on immediate air quality benefit; option 3 providing for implementation of long-range New Visions concepts; and option 4 deferring action until a later date. Members agreed that option 4 would not be desirable, due to the potential for loss of funds if they are not committed to specific projects.
Additional variations were raised during the
discussion. After extensive discussion
of the merits of different projects and programming approaches, members agreed
to a package that funds option 3, and adds the
A464: Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail: Phase 1...... $2.960M
Jumper at the Intersection of
A463: Queue Jumper at the Intersection of
RG100: Transit Service Pilot Program............... 1.000M
(Costs for A462 and A463 are shown at the corrected 3/05 values, which are slightly higher than those in the summary sheet.) The Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail commitment is a capped amount. Additionally, $1.960 M was added to the balance in RG28, Regional ITS Implementation Set-aside, for a project total of $5.710 M.
Review of Actions to Date
Members were provided an update to information in the draft TIP. An updated Appendix K citing completed projects rolling off the TIP was distributed along with an updated Appendix L with a map of project locations. No action is required.
Action on the Draft TIP
Having completed all necessary activity, members agreed
to recommend that the
STATUS OF PLANNING ACTIVITIES
Mr. Poorman reported on the staff’s effort preparing for
the national “Colloquy” on future transportation factors to be held at the
Kristina Younger commented on Jack Reilly’s upcoming
retirement and on the successful implementation of the simple fare policy. Ridership and Swiper sales are both up. A workshop is planned for June 7 with
Mr. Rettig reported on the products of the value engineering effort for the I-90 project, including the recommended closures to save time and cost. He expressed thanks to Chris O’Neill for his help in modeling diversions.
Albany Port District Commission
Frank Commisso reported that tonnage at the port continues to exceed 2004 levels.
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Bids and Lettings
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately