IV. IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING
CDTC staff continues to work with the Access Transit staff and county agencies to assure success of the brokerage. CDTC and CDTA staff will continue in 2005-06 to seek additional brokerage opportunities in other service areas.
CDTC continues to assist CDTA in its development of several related initiatives, including the successful regional program using state funds (Community Solutions for Transportation) and the federal Jobs Access / Reverse Commute program. These efforts will continue.
A review of Special Transportation Needs treatment in New Visions will produce material for discussion in the New Visions 2030 forums.
CDTC will participate in the
TASK 4.17 Arterial Management Planning
Formal arterial management efforts were modest during 2004-05. Staff expects to revisit various CDTC arterial management guidelines in 2005-06, including 'standards' for arterial capacity and levels-of-service. Additionally, work will begin on an urban arterial version of the "level of compatibility" indices developed in 1995 for suburban settings.
NYSDOT and CDTC, along with CDTA, the NYSTA and other major players, completed the development of a "regional architecture" for the Capital District ITS deployment in 2003-04. The architecture was formally adopted by CDTC in December 2004.
TASK 4.62 Transit Operations Planning
CDTA will continue to conduct planning effort under this task.
TASK 4.67 Bikeway / Pedestrian Facility Planning
The Bike and Pedestrian Transportation
Task Force remained active during 2004-05.
Activities and products included provision of technical support to the
Saratoga Heritage Trail program and involvement in CDTC's Spot Improvement
Under this task heading, CDTC staff will continue to offer community assistance related to bike and pedestrian planning issues, including the broader category of "traffic calming" options. Additionally, CDTC will continue its cooperative work with county traffic safety committees and the Governor's Traffic Safety Board to coordinate attention on bike and pedestrian safety issues.
For 2005-06, it is anticipated that the task force will assist in fleshing out a candidate “big idea / big ticket” bike/ped regional greenway initiative for use in the New Visions 2030 public dialogue.
NYSDOT continues project planning and
development work for a number of projects on the CDTC
During 2004-05, the