CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Judy Breselor, representing Fred Howard,
Barbara McHugh, Town of
Marybeth Pettit, City of
Bernard Sisson, City of
Ed Tremblay, City of
STAFF AND OTHERS
Sandra Misiewicz, Capital District Transportation Committee
Chairman Franchini opened the meeting at approximately . He welcomed members and guests who introduced themselves.
The minutes of the
Year-End Budget Revisions
FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION CHANGES
TRANSPORTATION FINANCE TASK FORCE
Mr. Poorman reviewed the previously-distributed material on the proposed work effort by a Transportation Finance Task Force. A focused effort will update cost estimates for the existing plan, develop new baseline resource estimates and identify the financial aspects of New Visions 2030 materials and policy options. The task force will be established this summer and get to work in the fall.
Members then discussed the potential membership list and
added Lee Ecker (in place of Tom Karis), Joe
Kristina Younger shared the results of a consultant effort to survey the usage rate and makeup of users of the many park-and-ride lots in the Capital District designated for carpool and/or bus usage. She distributed a technical memo with detailed results. Information collected includes details about amenities at each site, which CDTC will post on the commuter register web site. The usage rates indicate that there is a lot of remaining potential for increased usage at most of the sites.
CEG’S REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMPACT
Mr. Poorman reviewed the previously-distributed summary
of the Center for Economic Growth’s efforts to advance a Regional Development
Compact which individual communities are being encouraged to adopt as
commitment to responsible growth.
CDTA’s ADOPTED POLICY PRINCIPLES FOR THE TDP
Ms. Younger presented the previously-distributed summary of CDTA’s recently-adopted principles. These principles will guide the development of the Transit Development Plan. They are also consistent with CDTC’s adopted planning and investment principles. The CDTA principles address a commitment to service development, leadership in regional growth, and integration of local planning considerations into service design.
BRT CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PRESENTATION
Ms. Younger also presented a brief version of the PowerPoint slideshow on the NY5 BRT Conceptual Design that had been presented at the recent final public meeting. The Conceptual Design study is complete and includes recommendations for BRT service, feeder service, location and amenities at stations, and budget and phasing details. CDTA has asked its staff for additional detail and plans to act on the study in the fall. The next step after that will be a CDTA effort to design and implement the BRT elements included in the TIP.
STATUS OF PLANNING ACTIVITIES
Mr. Poorman reported on the successful national
“Colloquy” on future transportation factors to be held at the
Kristina Younger commented on CDTA’s efforts with
Dave Rettig reported on the generally-successful
operation of weekend and night closures to help with the I-90 project. He noted that final design of the
Slingerlands Bypass is progressing with the incorporation of several
roundabouts; a July 2006 letting is planned.
He reported that the schedule for project S124 (I-890,
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Bids and Lettings
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately