[s1]CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Carm Basile, Capital District Transportation Authority
Steve Feeney, representing
representing Michael Stammel, Capital District
Regional Planning Commission
representing Michael Breslin,
Mayor James Gaughan,
Terry Hurley, Albany Port District Commission
Steve Iachetta, representing
John O, Donnell,
Mary Ivey, NYS Department of Transportation Region 1, Secretary
Kreshik, representing Mayor Harry Tutunjian, City of
representing Paula Mahan, Town of
Mayor John T. McDonald
representing Mayor Michael Manning, City of
representing William Rinaldi, NYS Thruway
Shaughnessy, representing Martin Reid,
Linda von der Heide,
representing Kathleen Jimino,
Frank Bonafide, NYS Department of Transportation Region 1
Virginia Hammer, Interested Citizen –
Marlene Kennedy, Freelance for Gazette Newspapers
Sandra Misiewicz, Capital District Transportation Committee
Sree Nampoothiri, Capital District Transportation Committee
Christopher O’Neill, Capital District Transportation Committee
John Poorman, Capital District Transportation Committee
Chairman McDonald opened the Capital District Transportation Committee meeting at and welcomed those in attendance. Members and attendees introduced themselves.
PRESENTATION OF THE 2010
Chairman McDonald noted that this award is given in honor of Fred Field who served as CDTC’s Chairman for seven years. The award was established in 2003. CDTC annually presents a Fred Field Award to individuals or organizations that represent Fred Field’s principles of fairness, responsibility, collaboration and innovation. A number of strong nominations were received; the A & F Committee nominated the Colonie Senior Service Center (CSSC) because they had an impressive and extensive history of innovation and collaboration in carrying our their mission of serving the Senior Population of Colonie. Carmino Basile nominated the CSSC; Chairman McDonald presented the 2010 award to Ed Neary, the Executive Director of CSSC.
Administrative & Financial Standing Subcommittee Report
The Administrative & Financial Standing Subcommittee met in August to review and select candidates for the 2010 Fred Field Award. The A & F is scheduled to meet again in December.
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
Chairman McDonald indicated that CDTC provides an
opportunity for visitors to address items on the agenda. Virginia Hammer, from the
Pine Hills Neighborhood Association registered to address the board. Ms.
Hammer voiced concern that the Madison Avenue project proposed by the City of
HUD SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES REGIONAL PLANNING GRANT PRESENTATION
Rocky Ferraro distributed a Fact Sheet and Abstract of the Capital District Sustainable Communities Regional Plan Proposal that was submitted to HUD on August 23rd. The grant application requested $3.5M in HUD funding (with $1.2M in match) to conduct a Regional Sustainable Plan Initiative that would enhance transportation choices, promote affordable housing, enhance economic competitiveness, support existing communities and enhance coordination/collaboration/leveraging. Plan initiatives would include updating the New Visions 2030 Transportation Plan; creation of a green infrastructure plan, sustainable housing plan and sustainable economy plan and performing a community food assessment. CDRPC partnered with eleven organizations, all have committed to provide match. If approved, CDTC will devote staff time to the effort. Members approved the Resolution to support the initiative if it is accepted for HUD funding.
CAPITAL COEXIST OUTREACH
2007-12 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AMENDMENTS
R299 & R300 Typos were discovered for these two TIP Listings. Members approved the amendments.
2007-12 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Report on Round 2
John Poorman reviewed the status of the Round Two TIP Programming status. Basically, at its July 7th meeting, the Planning Committee recommended tabling further selections of Round 2 Projects for six months. In six months, the federal reauthorization will be reassessed and recommendations will be made on how to best complete the TIP update process. Members asked a few questions about the TIP projects. Mayor Gaughan repeated his sentiment that small communities are screened out of the Project Selection Process. John Poorman reminded the Mayor and others that Round 2 programming (which is not yet complete) is structured to address that type of issue. Members approved this approach.
STATUS OF PLANNING
CDTA recently completed a review and evaluation of
the CDTA routes in
Bob Hansen has officially retired. Frank Bonafide and Rob Cherry will take over
Bob’s duties temporarily. Work on the
The Airport is working on constructing new access to Northway Exit 5 from the Economy Lot. The project should be complete before the new year.
Maritime volume is about the same as last year. The Port is gearing up for a marked increase in volume in 2011 do to increased grain production. The Dock and Wharf improvements will be complete by Spring 2011.
A total of eleven Linkage studies are being worked on by staff—either wrapping up or starting. CDTC has been involved in scoping a joint I-87/US 9 study with NYSDOT. PB Americas, Inc. was chosen as the consultant team for the project. Once the contract paperwork is in order, the study will begin.
The city used New Freedom funds to establish
shuttle service for mobility impaired seniors and individuals, which connects
the city and
being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately . The next meeting is scheduled for ,
Mary E. Ivey