One of CDTC's primary responsibilities is to undertake a cooperative, collaborative and comprehensive transportation planning process in the Capital Region. This has resulted in CDTC becoming heavily involved in planning initiatives at the state, regional and local levels. CDTC has funded a number of regional planning initiatives in addition to supporting its Community and Transportation Linkage Planning Program which has funded 86 planning initiatives as of 2017.
In addition to CDTC funded planning work, CDTC's staff has supported numerous local planning efforts including comprehensive plans, zoning code updates, local waterfront revitalization plans, etc. Staff involvement in these initiaitives has further strengthened the bond between the MPO and local governments, as well as state and regional planning agencies and organizations.