CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Geoff Bornemann, City of
Judy Breselor, City of
Heather Mallozzi, Town of
Barb McHugh, Town of
John Poorman, Capital District Transportation Committee (Secretary)
Dave Rettig, NYSDOT Region 1
Dede Rudolph, City of
Bernard Sisson, City of
STAFF AND OTHERS
George Leveille, Town of
Sandra Misiewicz, Capital District Transportation Committee
Philip Parella, Jr., CDTA
Chuck Rappazzo, NYSDOT Main Office
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.
The minutes of the
2007-08 LINKAGE PROGRAM
The staff recommendation is to fund all five proposals: Railroad Avenue Corridor Study (Albany County/ Colonie/ Guilderland); Broadway Transportation, Access and Land Use Improvement Study (Menands); Neighborhood Master Plan for the Hamlet of Guilderland Center (Guilderland); Exit 9 Land Use and Transportation Plan (Clifton Park / Halfmoon); and NYS Thruway Exit 26 & I-890 Land Use and Transportation Study (Rotterdam).
These studies total $122,850 in CDTC funding along with $40,950 in local cash match. The balance of Linkage funding reserved in the UPWP ($46,150) will be assigned to CDTC for oversight and technical involvement in the Linkage studies.
Members approved the recommended package of studies.
2005-10 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Spot Improvement Program Project Evaluation
Members discussed providing conditional approval to the Halfmoon project as another option. After discussion, members agreed to fund all eight proposals without condition. (It was acknowledged that all projects must clear all hurdles to be implemented.)
2007-12 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM UPDATE
Change in NHS Designation
Poorman reviewed the previously-distributed proposed change in National Highway
System route designation in the City of
Members approved the change. Action will be requested by NYSDOT from the Federal Highway Administration.
Mr. Poorman reviewed the previously-distributed summary of the allocation of NYSDOT Region 1 funding to CDTC for use in TIP fiscal constraint work. Members accepted these values as working numbers of TIP budgets for the 2007-12 TIP Update.
CMAQ Program Options
Poorman reviewed the status of the CMAQ programming discussion, which includes
a prior agreement by the
Review of programming options indicates that ITS, bike/ped, operations, diesel retrofit and diesel replacement are the leading candidates based on CDTC’s New Visions plan, expected air quality benefits and SAFETEA-LU emphasis areas.
Members reviewed four conceptual “bundles” of CMAQ funding commitments, ranging from ones that focus on operations and vehicle replacements to ones that fund a number of project categories.
Poorman stated his goal of at least reducing the range of options for
presentation to the
the discussion, a fifth hybrid option emerged.
It would assign $8 M in new funds ($29.527 total) to operations; $8 M in
new funds ($11.350 total) to hybrid bus replacements; $2 M in new funds to a
set-aside for off-road and other fleet diesel retrofits; $1 M to bike/ped
projects; and $5 M to roundabouts / intersection projects. After a brief ensuing discussion, members
agreed to forward the hybrid option to the
NEW VISIONS STATUS
Mr. Poorman briefly noted the continued work on the fiscal impact study of alternative futures with CEG, CDRPC and SUNYA. He also reported on the work of the Finance Task Force.
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Bids and Lettings
STATUS OF PLANNING ACTIVITIES
Mr. Poorman noted the success of the Freight Symposium and progress on many Linkage studies.
Capital District Transportation Authority
Ms. Younger reported that CDTA has named
New York State Department of Transportation
Mr. Rettig reported Region 1 is progressing its program update with resident engineers raising culvert conditions as a priority. Projects moving along include Exit 6 and the twin bridges.
Phil Serafino noted that there was nothing significant to report.
Linkage/Local Planning Activities
NATIONAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND REVENUE STUDY COMMISSION
Mr. Poorman noted that the national commission is
holding a public hearing November 15 in