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 initatives 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 85 planning initiatives as of 2016.
In addition to planning work initiated and funded by CDTC, CDTC's staff has supported numerous local planning efforts including comprehensive plans, zoning code updates, local waterfront revitalization plans, etc. Staff involvement in these initaitives has further strengthened the bond between the MPO and local governments, as well as state and regional planning agencies and organizations.