CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Steve Bland, Capital District Transportation Authority
Brizzell, Town of
DeCerce, representing Mary Ann Johnson,
Egan, Town of
Franchini, representing Michael Breslin,
Robert Hansen, representing Commissioner Tom Madison, NYSDOT
Terry Hurley, Albany Port District Commission
Iachetta, representing John O’Donnell,
John McDonald, City of
Jill Ross, representing Don
Mike Stammel, Capital District Regional Planning Commission
der Heide, representing Kathleen Jimino,
Frank Bonafide, NYSDOT Region 1
John Poorman, CDTC staff
Cathy Woodruff, Times
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
Chairman McDonald extended the privilege of the floor to visitors. There were no requests to speak.
Appointment of Nominating Subcommittee
Chairman McDonald noted that it is CDTC’s practice
for the Chairman to annually appoint a nominating subcommittee to develop
nominations for officers and at-large
2005-10 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AMENDMENT
Mike Franchini reported that the requested action was complemented by an action completed by the Planning Committee earlier in the month. Because of cost increases to project A296 (Maxwell Rd. Part 1), federal funds are being transferred from part 2 to part 1. Additional town and county funds will be committed to part 1 to make that project whole, and additional town funds will replace the federal funds in part 2. Because the action involves eliminating the federal aid commitment for part 2, Policy Board concurrence is necessary. After discussion, members approved the amendment.
DISCUSSION OF COLLOQUY RESULTS
Mr. Poorman made a PowerPoint presentation on the national “Colloquy on the Coming Transformation of Travel” and its products. The effort was funded by the NYSMPO Association and FHWA, with NYSDOT match, and facilitated by CDTC. The colloquy involved approximately 35 national and international experts in the areas of demographics, economics, public policy, technology and urban growth. Over 48 hours at the Rensselaerville Institute, participants produced consensus statements of 30-40 year expectations in each subject and identified implications and recommendations for metropolitan planning.
Discussion ensued regarding application of the material in the Capital District and mechanisms to publicize the products. Mr. Poorman noted that he has been asked to present this material at the upcoming Transportation Research Board annual meeting.
NEW VISIONS 2030
Mr. Poorman briefly reported that work progresses on the New Visions 2030 effort, with a desire to complete the effort during 2006.
STATUS OF PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES
Capital District Transportation Authority
Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Mike Stammel reported on CDRPC’s multi-jurisdictional Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) planning study; work is awaiting state action. CDRPC has also secured a new Foreign Trade Zone agent.
Jill Ross reported that the Thruway Authority approved its 2006 contracts program, with few changes from what is contained in the 2005-10 TIP.
New York State Department of Transportation
Bob Hansen reported
that the first roundabout in
Steve Iachetta reported that security area improvements are going well and emphasized the link between Exit 3 improvements and support for low fare carriers.
Albany Port District Commission
Terry Hurley reported that the port has had a good year with both imports and exports up. Longshore labor has been up 40%. Steel and cocoa are being handled for the first time in a while.
The next meeting was tentatively scheduled for ,
Thomas C. Werner