TASK 4.07          ADA / Human Service Agency Transportation Options/ Welfare-to-Work / Special



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 Albany County / NYSDOT pilot effort under the federal “United We Ride” service consolidation initative.


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.


TASK 4.18       ITS Architecture and Integration (complete)


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 Program, Linkage planning and Greenway and TIP issues.  A major effort has been work to update the “Tool Box” adopted as part of the New Visions plan.  Candidates for addition to the priority network have been reviewed, and subcommittees have helped with the overall effort.  The group revisited the Mohawk-Hudson bike map and an updated, GIS based map prepared by CDTC staff was published in 2004-05.


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.


TASK 4.72          TIP Project Planning and Development Work (TIP funded)


NYSDOT continues project planning and development work for a number of projects on the CDTC TIP.  This work will define the range of feasible alternatives to be considered in preliminary engineering, based on traffic operations, cost, and ROW impacts.  Work will continue in 2005-06.


TASK 4.97          TIP Development, Monitoring and Update


During 2004-05, the TIP was maintained through numerous amendments and publication of a "real time" TIP on CDTC's web site.  Work began in the summer of 2004 toward development of a 2005-10 TIP.  This effort has attempted to incorporate policy products of NYSDOT’s transformation process, as well as address funding levels related to TEA-21 reauthorization.  The TIP update has involved a focused solicitation for CMAQ, NHS and HBRR candidates.  Internet resources again are assisting in this effort, as CDTC has published application material on its web site, and maintains a running draft with supporting summary tables as the new TIP is assembled.  The draft will be released by March 2005 for final approval in May and incorporation into a Statewide TIP by October 2005.  As with the 2003-08 TIP, examination of energy / CO2 impacts will be included in project and program evaluation. The existing TIP will be maintained through amendments over the coming year.