CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Steve Bland, Capital District Transportation Authority
Brizzell, Town of
Bruce, representing Mayor Gerald Jennings, City of
DeCerce, representing Mary Ann Johnson,
Feeney, representing Susan Savage,
Franchini, representing Michael Breslin,
representing Mayor Robert Carlson, City of
Terry Hurley, Albany Port District Commission
Iachetta, representing John O’Donnell,
Johnson, Town of
John McDonald, City of
Bernie Sisson, representing Mayor Brian Stratton, City of
Mike Stammel, Capital District Regional Planning Commission
der Heide, representing Kathleen Jimino,
Tom Werner, NYS Department of Transportation Region 1, representing
Commissioner Joe Boardman
Tom Connolly, Town of
David Jukins, CDTC staff
Brian McMahan, Edwards & Kelcey
Sandy Misiewicz, CDTC staff
Jason Newman, FHWA/CDTC
John Poorman, CDTC staff
Glenn Posca, CDTC staff
Jason Purvis, CDTC staff
Dave Rettig, NYS Department of Transportation Region 1
Jill Ross Schmelz,
Deborah Stacey, CDTC staff
Joel Stashenko, Business Review
Dick Usas, Harriman Development Group
Chairman McDonald opened the Capital District Transportation Committee meeting at approximately and welcomed those in attendance to the CDTC offices. Members and attendees then introduced themselves.
The minutes of the
Nominating Subcommittee Report
There are three groups of nominations. The first group of nominations pertains to
CDTC's officers for 2005-06. The Nominating Subcommittee enthusiastically
recommends re-election of John McDonald as CDTC's Chairman and
The second group of nominations pertains to CDTC's two
at-large positions set aside for towns and villages. The Nominating Subcommittee nominates Mike
McLaughlin, mayor of the
Should Ms. Egan or Mr. Herrington decline the
invitation, Ed Clark, supervisor of the town of
Members approved these nominations.
The third group of nominations pertains to a single
at-large position on CDTC's
Members approved these nominations.
Members then expressed appreciation to Paul Tazbir and Ken Runion for their service during their two-year period as alternates and members of CDTC. .
Appointment of the 2005 Administrative & Financial Standing Subcommittee
Chairman McDonald noted that it is CDTC’s practice for the Chairman to annually appoint the Administrative & Financial Standing Subcommittee for the coming year.
2005-06 fiscal year, he named the following individuals to serve with him:
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
Chairman McDonald indicated that CDTC provides an opportunity for visitors to address items on the agenda. There was no request to speak to the Committee.
UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM
Mr. Poorman reported that the
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM REVISIONS
Subsidy for Container Shipments for the
Terry Hurley reported that the proposed action will continue
the use of CMAQ funds for operating support for the barge feeder service
T77, Preventative Maintenance for Commuter Services Reporting to the National Transit Database (NTD)
Mr. Poorman reported that Adirondack Trailways has begun reporting its eligible urban transit passenger and service activity to the Federal Transit Administration. This brings additional federal funds to the Capital District. The proposed $.0592 M project for the current fiscal year will pass the new funds through CDTA to Adirondack Trailways. A portion will be retained by CDTA for administration and oversight, and a portion will be used for activities that help integrate Trailways’ urban services with the rest of the regional transit service. Members approved the proposed amendment.
Mr. Hurley noted
that this project is funded with FFY05 National Corridor Planning and
Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program funds. The $1.250 M project will help rehabilitate
the wharf system at the
2005-10 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
reported on progress of the 2005-10 TIP Update.
He reported that the draft TIP also contains the air quality conformity assessment and noted that the assessment assumes no widening of the Thruway between Exits 24 and 25 as part of the Thruway’s planned reconstruction of that section.
Once released by
During the public
review period, the
Members agreed to release the draft program for public review and comment.
Mr. Poorman reported that Congress has picked up the Reauthorization efforts by re-introducing the bills approved last year by each house. Budget differences between the two bills appear to be narrowing. There are hopes that the bills will be passed and moved into conference committee in the near future, but such hopes have been dashed before. Once in conference, there are many structural differences between the two bills that must be resolved.
STATUS OF PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES
Capital District Transportation Authority
Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Mike Stammel reported on CDRPC’s efforts on the multi-jurisdictional Combined Sewer Overflow planning study. CDRPC is also finalizing population growth scenarios for New Visions work.
Don Bell reported
that the Thruway Authority will be conducting a public hearing on its proposed
toll rate change at
New York State Department of Transportation
Albany Port District Commission
reported that the port experienced a good year in 2004 with both imports and
The next meeting was tentatively scheduled for ,
Thomas C. Werner