CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
representing Mayor Harry Tutunjian, City of
Mary Brizzell, Town of
Steve Feeney, representing
Mike Franchini, representing
Terry Hurley, Albany Port District Commission
Steve Iachetta, representing
John O’Donnell, Albany
Mayor Gerald Jennings,
Mayor John McDonald, City
Ray Melleady, Capital District Transportation Authority
Thomas Richardson, representing
Mayor Anthony Sylvester, City of
representing Commissioner Astrid Glynn, NYS
Department of Transportation
Phil Serafino, representing
Bill Rinaldi, New York State Thruway
Mike Stammel, Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Linda von der Heide, representing Kathleen Jimino,
Anne Benware, Capital District Transportation Committee
David Jukins, Capital District Transportation Committee
Sandy Misiewicz, Capital District Transportation Committee
Sree Nampoothiri, Capital District Transportation Committee
Chris O’Neill, Capital District Transportation Committee
Glenn Posca, Capital District Transportation Committee
Jason Purvis, Capital District Transportation Committee
David Rettig, NYS Department of Transportation Region 1
Dee Dee Rudolph, City of
Deborah Stacey, 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. Chairman McDonald welcomed Brian Rowback, recently appointed Regional Director for NYSDOT Region 1 and secretary of CDTC’s Policy Board.
minutes of the
Administrative & Financial Standing Subcommittee Report
The Administrative and Financial Standing Subcommittee has not met since the July Policy Board meeting. The Administrative and Financial Standing Subcommittee will meet in late October or Early November.
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
Chairman McDonald indicated that CDTC provides an opportunity for visitors to address items on the agenda. One person, Craig Cantello, had registered to address the board members today, but did not attend the meeting.
NEW VISIONS 2030
Draft New Visions Plan
O’Neill gave an overview of the New Visions 2030 Plan using a PowerPoint
presentation. Chris noted that New
Visions 2030 was approved in draft form over the summer and was circulated for
public review at that time. New Visions
was first adopted in 1997 and CDTC staff and working groups have been working
for over two years to update the plan.
The plan does not support major new highways but does support bus
service expansion, including more aggressive
Mayor Jennings stated that this board should be a pro-active group in securing funding to support the plan. He stated that the plan is a good solid plan, but without financial backing the plan will not be implemented and will remain a plan. Ray Melleady commended the plan and indicated that the plan recommends coalition building just as Mayor Jennings has suggested.
Draft Resolution Adopting New Visions 2030 Plan
Members adopted the Draft Resolution Adopting New Visions 2030 Plan.
JARC Funding Status
2007-12 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
A416: NY 32 Bridge over the
Glenn Posca noted that once the TIP is approved it is incorporated into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). As NYSDOT began this process, several inconsistencies emerged which, though small, require Policy Board approval. Members decided to review all five projects rather than make a motion on each individually.
1. A416: NY 32 Bridge over the
2. A450:I-787 from Broadway to NY 378--this project has been completed and should be removed from the TIP.
3. A452: I87 from
4. SA84: US 4 bridge over D & H RR-—this project was approved by the Planning Committee for conversion from SDF to HBRR at its June 27th meeting, but, by an oversight, was not subsequently brought to the Policy Board for approval. The cost of the project is $1.5M less than what appeared in the TIP.
5. SA234: NY 9P Bridge over I-87-—Preliminary design will be funded with state funds, rather than IM funds. This project will no longer be federally funded but will remain
Members approved the above changes to the 2007-12 Transportation Improvement Program.
STATUS OF PLANNING
Capital District Transportation Authority
Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Mike Stammel reported on CDRPC’s employment projection task. The projections by TAZ should be complete by the end of the year. The draft report on the Fiscal Impact Study has been placed on CDRPC’s website and will be finalized shortly. A brochure highlighting the study findings has also been designed and printed.
New York State Department of Transportation
Rowback reported that he was a CDTC staff person in
the late 1970’s when Mayor Corning was the chair.
Terry Hurley reported that the 4th quarter has been very active with grain shipments. The Dock Reconstruction project is in the final engineering phase. Electricity will be offered dockside to reduce emissions related to idling.
Capital District Transportation Committee
next meeting was tentatively scheduled for ,