CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Geoff Bornemann, City of
Judy Breselor, City of
Marybeth Pettit, City of
Dave Rettig, NYSDOT Region 1
Dede Rudolph, City of
STAFF AND OTHERS
Sandra Misiewicz, Capital District Transportation Committee
Mike Morelli, Town of
Mike Welti, Chazen Companies
Chairman Franchini opened the meeting at approximately . He welcomed members and guests who introduced themselves. There were no requests from visitors to speak to the committee.
PRESENTATION OF THE
the reuse of existing buildings as well as new construction in the
community gateways or challenging conditions such as industrial sites.
The second product is a series of transportation recommendations, broadly defined to include vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation improvements.
These recommendations are focused on safety and community character, and they emphasize techniques such as access management and traffic calming. Roadway capacity is not an important issue in the corridor now and is not expected to be in
foreseeable future; therefore, potential capacity improvements did not receive much
attention in this study. The transportation recommendations also explore opportunities
to improve connections between the
nodes and residential neighborhoods, the
The resulting plan is intended to: encourage nodes of mixed-use development, promote workforce and senior housing and preserve the natural landscape; create design standards that require attractive gateways to new developments and enhance the appearance of existing developments; and improve traffic safety, enhance access management, and improve non-vehicular circulation.
Adoption by the town is expected shortly.
The minutes of the
2005-10 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
option was raised: modifying the NHS
network to include
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
2007-12 TIP Update Status
Mr. Poorman reported on the status of the refinement of
“order of magnitude” budget issues to help members confirm plans for project
After discussion, members agreed to not solicit specific projects at this time. They also encouraged the staff and Region 1 staff to work on a non-state system safety set-aside (to operate similarly to the Spot Improvement Program) for consideration for the TIP.
CMAQ Program Status
Mr. Poorman reviewed the previously-distributed summary
of Congestion Mitigation / Air Quality (CMAQ) program information. Members agreed to discuss program-level
options for CMAQ programming in November, reporting any recommendations to the
Bids and Lettings
STATUS OF PLANNING ACTIVITIES
Mr. Poorman noted that initial scoping is underway for the Patroon Island Bridge study; that the Freight Symposium is set for October 5; that Spot and Linkage evaluations will be on the November agenda; and that he will be traveling to speak at UCLA on transportation planning and climate change.
Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Capital District Transportation Authority
New York State Department of Transportation
Mr. Rettig reported that the Exit 12 project is ahead of schedule; that the Department is waiting for Army Corps approvals to award the Slingerlands Bypass project; that cable replacement on the Northway Twin Bridges will start soon; and that a positive public hearing was held on the Round Lake Bypass.
Phil Serafino noted that there was nothing significant to report.
Steve Iachetta reported on the groundbreaking for the