The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) carrying out federal requirements for cooperative transportation planning and programming within the metropolitan area surrounding the Albany-Schenectady and Saratoga Springs urbanized areas. The study was proposed by the City of Saratoga Springs to create a guide for converting high pressure sodium street lights to LED smart technology. It is funded through CDTC’s Smart Communities Program which was launched in 2018. The project has a budget of $20,000 for consultant services and $5,000 of in-kind contributions from Saratoga Springs staff.

The proposed project is related to the New Visions’ commitment to advancing technology to improve safety, operations, and environmental quality. This proposed project will identify available LED smart technology, the features available, and how those features help advance both the City of Saratoga Springs safety and sustainability goals and CDTC’s New Visions core principles.

Letters of interest will be due at 5:00 PM on Friday February 22, 2019 at the Capital District Transportation Committee offices (Attn: Jen Ceponis), One Park Place, Main Floor, Albany, NY 12205. One (1) hard copy of the submission and one (1) electronic copy on a CD or USB drive are required. Jennifer Ceponis from the CDTC staff will serve as the contact for proposals and administrative questions. Her telephone number is (518) 458-2161.

Please contact Latanya Sellie for a complete copy of the RFP (Request for Proposals) at or 518-458-2161.


CDTC has issued a request for expressions of interest (REI) from qualified firms or individuals to undertake the City of Troy Hoosick Street Implementation Study. The Hoosick Street Implementation Study was proposed by the City of Troy to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, connectivity, and traffic flows for neighborhoods separated by the re-routing of Route 7 onto Hoosick Street. This study will also recommend alterations to the Hoosick Street right-of-way in the context of facilitating safer, more convenient ways for pedestrians and bicyclists to traverse the facility that will not significantly compromise vehicle level of service. The study has a fixed budget of $92,500 for consultant services through CDTC’s 2018-19 Community and Transportation Linkage Planning Program.

CDTC, on behalf of the City of Troy, will administer the consultant contract and will jointly manage the study with the City. CDTC and the City of Troy would like to see this study completed within twelve calendar months from the date of contract execution. Rima Shamieh will serve as the project manager and will be the primary contact for technical and administrative questions either by phone 518-458-2161 or by email at

Please contact Latanya Sellie at CDTC directly for a complete copy of the REI either by calling 518-458-2161 or emailing at Expressions of interest are due to CDTC on March 8, 2019.