RECORD OF MEETING
WORKING GROUP C
ATTENDANCE: Ken MacIntosh (Senator
Clinton’s office); Dave Rettig (NYSDOT); Jack Reilly (CDTA);
· The meeting record from the first Working Group C meeting held on March 18th was accepted.
· Shelley Lang briefly reviewed four of the new candidate fact sheets and the following questions or comments were raised by the working group:
a. Why did the Orange County Transportation Authority buy the express lanes back from the California Private Transportation Company?
b. Why are they charging for HOV3+ vehicles now?
c. How do they know how many people are traveling in each vehicle?
d. How are they enforcing the tolls? Are they using photo enforcement?
e. The issue of HOT lanes in
f. The fact that the HOT lanes were privately built is significant.
g. Dave Rettig provided two
articles to the group highlighting toll lane issues in the
a. The AirTrain does not seem
feasible for the Capital District, because there are not any locations within
the Capital District that have the volumes of people that exist in
b. A key constraint is the unit cost of such a system.
c. To be feasible in the Capital District, a more affordable technology would have to be pursued and it would have to be a part of a larger package of projects (such as commuter rail).
a. Overall this automated
peoplemover has been unsuccessful in downtown
a. This study gives us a reference point of what other states are considering for a reconstruction plan.
b. The controversy over this
plan was mostly within the City of
a. The focus on the
b. There are plans to redevelop
the waterfront in
c. CEG has a multimedia
presentation, which shows an animated version of the proposed redevelopment in
place along the
a. This package of projects was planned to enhance freight movement
· John Poorman went over a Draft report of his comparative analysis of long range regional transportation plans in fourteen metropolitan areas, including the Capital District.
· The conclusion that John
reached from his research is that most of the metropolitan areas project fairly
significant decline in highway service despite high highway and transit
investment, except in
· Are these plans realistic?
· Each group member needs to prioritize the candidate projects from ones with the most promise to those with the least promise. Highest priority should be given to those for which additional exploration by CDTC staff may offer the greatest insight for possible “big ticket” projects or “big idea” initiatives for the Capital District. Please email Shelley Lang (WorkingGroupC@cdtcmpo.org) with your prioritized list BY FRIDAY, MAY 7th so that we can compile the results for the next meeting on May 13th.
· Each group member also needs to critically examine the draft comparative analysis of long range regional transportation plans. We will go over the group’s reactions to the comparative analysis at the next meeting.