CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
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.
Administrative & Financial Standing Subcommittee Report
Poorman noted that CDTC recently underwent its annual financial audit and the
numbers are currently being worked on for the final
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
Chairman McDonald indicated that CDTC provides an opportunity for visitors to address items on the agenda. No one registered to address the board members today.
Poorman noted that CDTC received the draft Federal Certification Review report
which is very favorable of CDTC. CDTC
implements what an
County Executive Mike Breslin began the presentation highlighting how different
Pat Keneally from Greenman Pedersen
Inc. then presented the specifics of the corridor project followed by Jeff
Pangburn from Creighton Manning Engineering who presented the specifics of the
PRESENTATION BY NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ON THE 511 PROGRAM
this year. Information that will be available through
the system includes incident and other locations causing traffic problems, and
links to transit trip planners and park and ride information. An initial roll-out of the system will be
made in NYC in Oct/Nov 2008 in time for the 2008 ITS World Congress. The rest of the state will go on-line in
, CDTC Staff, gave a brief
presentation on the Harriman Campus – University
at Albany Transportation Linkage Study.
The presentation noted the history of the study, highlighted a few of
the key recommendations and noted some of the implementation activities
currently being undertaken. Ms.
Misiewicz then noted that a resolution to adopt the Linkage Study
recommendations as part of New Visions 2030 was approved by CDTC’s
Following the presentation, Chairman McDonald noted that resolution #08-2 was provided to the members in their packets. The resolution adopts the Harriman Campus Linkage Study as part of New Visions 2030. Members approved the resolution #08-2.
STATUS OF PLANNING
Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Mike Stammel noted that CDRPC’s website has been updated and members should check it out for more information on CDRPC activities.
New York State Department of Transportation
Brain Rowback reported that NYSDOT is dealing with budget gaps which may impact services and the Program update. NYSDOT is beginning to outline what can be achieved through the STIP/TIP but tough fiscal times are ahead. Mr. Rowback also noted that the Department will be closing out the comment period on the scoping document for the Exit 3 project.
Terry Hurly reported the Port has not experienced an economic slowdown and is in fact very busy with wind turbines and steel for the Rensselaer County Besicorp project. The Port is also moving forward with dock and wharf improvements.
CDTC will be getting moving
on the regional operations committee for integrated and coordinated operations
on Capital Region roadways. Dennis
O’Malley has been authorized to look at the
next meeting was tentatively scheduled for ,
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately .