V.  PROVISION OF SERVICES

 

TASK 5.51, 5.52 Provision of Services

 

This task continues with a scope similar to that shown in the past.  CDTC staff provides a significant amount of technical assistance to members and other local agencies under Task 5.51 (and to other parties through Task 5.52, Provision of Community Services) annually, as shown in CDTC's extensive quarterly report documentation of this work.  In 2006-08, this task will continue to include contractual support of the Town of Colonie's FGEIS implementation in the Airport area. 

 

More significant, ongoing technical assistance is programmed for Albany County in connection with its annual contract with CDTC.

 

In 2006-08, CDTC will continue to work with the town of Colonie and Albany County to refine the GEIS statement of findings to ensure consistency with the current implementation plan. 

 

TASK 5.61          Project Development Support (TIP funded)

 

CDTC staff continues to assist NYSDOT Region 1 in an ongoing fashion in developing traffic forecasts and other material for project development and design purposes.  Specific support ranges from analysis of maintenance of traffic plans related to bridge or lane closures to sketch analysis of traffic diversions from alternative highway routings.  This effort is funded with Surface Transportation Program (STP) as part of the TIP and will continue at the same level in 2006-08.  Major efforts in 2005-06 included technical support for alternative analysis for projects such as Balltown Rd. / Rexford Bridge; Exit 6; the I-90 reconstruction; and Exit 3.  CDTC’s services are increasingly between used to examine the feasibility of partial or full road closures to reduce the cost of highway projects; the I-90 reconstruction was the first successful application of VISUM to estimate diversions and delays.

 

 

TASK 5.57          Commuter Support Services

 

CDTC's carpool/bus/bike/walk "Guaranteed Ride Home" program and Commuter Register program will continue.  As a pilot program, the Guaranteed Ride Home program was enhanced by engaging Access Transit to broker taxi services for NYSDEC carpool and non-CDTA bus users.  CDTC will continually improve the Internet capabilities of the Commuter Register, provide paper copies as requested and seek employer access for publicity.  Ongoing telephone surveys of listers will continue; this survey has provided CDTC with a long (ten+ year) time series of data regarding success rates, and the nature and duration of carpools.   

 

During 2005-06, CDTC prepared a brief list of energy contingency actions available to key stakeholders in the region.  During 2006-08, CDTC will refine this list and explore online carpool matching software for the Commuter Register .

 

TASK 5.60          Public Transit Planning Support

 

CDTC staff will be continue to be active in assisting CDTA and its consultants in exploring alternative ways of implementing the New Visions recommendations.

 

TASK 5.62          NY 5 Corridor Support

 

The NY 5 Land Use and Transportation Concepts Plan was completed in 2001, culminating in adoption by CDTC in October.  Additionally, each of the five corridor municipalities endorsed the study recommendations by resolution, and pledged to work with CDTC, NYSDOT and CDTA on implementation activities.  In 2003-04, CDTC staff contracted with ITC for a full VISSIM microsimulation of transit priority features for the Central Avenue TIP project A341.  Traffic flow and speed and delay runs were prepared as well, serving both the TIP project and the BRT study.  

Major effort in 2005-06 was the BRT concept design study, co-administered by CDTC and CDTA.  Final products were prepared, leading to a preliminary design phase with completion expected in 2006-08.  CDTC staff will continue to be active in the project development process.

 

TASK 5.63          Travel Demand Management Initiative (implementation as TIP project)

 

This project is led by CDTA with CDTC staff assistance.  In June 2001, NYSDEC and its labor unions agreed to participate in a transit incentive program funded through the TDM project on the TIP.  This pilot proved successful, and a celebration of the 1,000,000th mile saved took place in 2003.  A new pilot with the large Albany downtown BID began in December 2003, labeled “Commuter Cash.”  This pilot lasted six months with the intention of leading to employer-sponsored TDM effort.  The pilot has also spurred greater state employee interest in a permanent, employer-sponsored “Commuter Check” program.

 

Exploration of broader coverage and additional pilot experiments will occur in 2006-08.  These will include further work with state employees and health care employees; exploration of the long-standing vanpool commitment; and elaboration on regional energy contingency planning.

 

TASK 5.67          Linkage Program Oversight

 

This task supports staff activity on a number of Linkage Program projects that do not involve direct CDTC technical work.  Activity under this category includes work with project sponsors to develop requests for proposals, evaluate proposals, select consultants, develop contracts, participate in study advisory committees, monitor work progress and solicit and evaluate proposals for future Linkage Program projects. 

 

Over 40 Linkage studies have been initiated in 26 municipalities through 2005-06, making CDTC’s integrated transportation – land use / regional – local planning program one of the most extensive in the nation.  CDTC’s Linkage Program was selected by the Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association for its 2005 Outstanding Project Award.

 

A January 6, 2006 deadline for year six submissions resulted in 15 submissions.  Nine have been selected and are included below as tasks 5.21 through 5.29. A September 2006 solicitation will provide an additional set of studies for initiation after January 2007 and a September 2007 solicitation will provide those for the 2008-10 UPWP.   As part of the Linkage effort CDTC will review the progress of completed Linkage studies in terms of implementation and document any issues, concerns or success stories.  Particular attention will be given to the studies funded in the early days (2000 and 2001).  CDTC will document if a study has not moved forward, why not, and are there opportunities to get the ideas back on the table.

 

In February 2002, CDTC established an ongoing "Community / Transportation Planning Group" to meet regularly and review progress on the many Linkage and related local planning efforts.  This group will continued to meet in 2005-06, reframed as the “Linkage Regional Coordination Forum” with Linkage funding recipients expected to participate on a regular basis.  This forum is proving to be a very successful regional planning roundtable, assisting in the sharing of planning experience among at least two dozen municipalities.  The forum will continue in 2006-08.

 

CDRPC staff became more involved with Linkage studies in 2005-06.  For 2006-08, CDRPC will use UPWP funds to contribute additional technical input into the individual studies.  CDRPC will also serve as a member of the Linkage Grant Application Review Committee.

 

TASK 5.68          Linkage Study Technical Support (new continuing task)

 

This task supports staff technical activity on a number of Linkage Program projects that do not specify direct CDTC technical work in the scope of services.  Activity under this category includes data collection, analysis, and technical writing when the use of CDTC staff appears to be a more appropriate and effective means of completing tasks than remaining in a review and oversight role.  None of the nine new Linkage studies for 2006-07 are intended to be studies completed primarily through CDTC staff effort.

 

TASK 5.81       Troy:  Lansingburgh 112th St. Corridor Study (completed)

 

TASK 5.84       NY 5 Corridor Implementation Tools (folded into Task 5.62)

 

TASK 5.85       Integrated Transportation and Community Design (second phase)

 

A major emphasis has been placed on documenting innovative practices and projects within New York State, supplementing these examples with a limited number of best-practice results elsewhere.  An important product is an accessible, attractive document to be made broadly available to transportation professionals, elected officials and other community leaders throughout the state.  Completion of phase one is expected in early 2006.

 

A follow-up training effort of $100,000 is also programmed.  The NYSMPO Study Advisory Committee will develop the detailed scope for this effort, which is directed at disseminating phase one products and conducting workshops, training seminars or other activities to improve planning and design practice across the state.

 

TASK 5.86       Capital District Clean Communities Program

 

In early 2001, CDTC agreed to assume the lead role in the Capital District Clean Communities Program previously provided by Schenectady County.    Efforts will continue to focus on alternative fuels and provide a forum for CDTA, the Albany County Airport Authority, local governments and private sector representatives to explore new technologies jointly.  In addition, CDTC's involvement will assure coordination with regional planning and programming activities, including TDM, transit and carpooling efforts.  The coalition will assist CDTC in considering new CMAQ requirements in SAFETEA-LU to “give priority” to off-road projects and diesel retrofits.  Work will continue during 2006-08.

 

TASK 5.88       Town of Ballston & Malta:  Route 67 Corridor Study (completed)

 

TASK 5.97       Thruway Capacity Analysis Study (completed)

 

TASK 5.98       North Greenbush I-90 Exit 8 Connector Land Use Study (carryover)

 

TIP Project R173, I-90 Exit 8 Connector Phase 2:ITS Demonstration, is listed in the New Visions long-range regional transportation plan under the category of community enhancement/regional economic development.  The MIS/EPP for this project was adopted by CDTC in December 1999.  Since that time, work on this project continues and involves development of alternative arterial designs and a draft Environmental Impact Statement. 

 

As work has progressed, it has been apparent to NYSDOT, Town, County and CDTC staffs that a more clearly town-articulated land use vision for this important area would be beneficial in assuring that the investment to be made in this corridor is preserved and enhanced.  To accomplish this, NYSDOT and CDTC approached the Town with a proposal to use a portion of the available demo funds to support a town-lead land use planning study that would explore land use alternatives and access arrangements within the area around the proposed connector.  Funding was obtained by shifting a portion of monies already secured for construction into the preliminary engineering category.  This Town-directed planning study can proceed in parallel to the environmental analysis and other work being progressed for the I-90 Exit 8 Phase II Connector.

 

The study began in 2003-04, was delayed for a period to allow a GEIS effort to proceed in a portion of the study area and will be completed in 2006-08.

 

TASK 5.02       Town of Colonie: Route 7 Corridor Study (completed)

 

TASK 5.03       Village of Colonie: Streetscape Guidelines and Architectural Design Standards (completed)

 

TASK 5.04       Town of East Greenbush: Route 4 Transportation/Land Use Master Plan (completion expected by 3/31/06)

 

TASK 5.06       Town of Halfmoon: Halfmoon Center Roadway Improvement Study (completed)

 

TASK 5.09       Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Year Linkage Program Reserve (three sets of new tasks)

 

CDTC intends to continue the successful Community and Transportation Linkage Planning Program with additional studies (resulting from the Fall 2005 solicitation for new studies) in 2006-07.  A seventh year program will include an earlier solicitation, in September 2006; the 2007-08 set of studies will be identified through a UPWP amendment in February or March of 2007.  The eighth year program will include a solicitation in September 2007 for inclusion in the 2008-10 UPWP. The final 2006-08 UPWP will include a listing of the selected studies.

 

CDTC has tentatively reserved $200,000 in FHWA PL funds and $100,000 in staff effort each year to support new projects in the two-year UPWP.

 

TASK 5.10       Travel Behavior Factors Shared Cost Initiative (completed)

 

CDTC assumed the lead for NYSMPO on this study in 2004.  By early 2005, a steering committee involving NYSMPO, FHWA Office of Planning and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center was created.  The format of the effort was established, focusing on a “Colloquy” of invited experts at the Rensselaerville Institute in June 2005 and web-based discussions before and after the colloquy.  Products have included white papers on Demographics, Economics, Public Policy, Technology and Urban Growth; statements of generally-held expectations on each of these subjects; a set of circumstances that would undermine the assumptions; planning findings and planning recommendations.  The products will be finalized in early 2006.

 

TASK 5.11       Regional Operations Planning (continuing)

 

To help integrate management and operations into the planning process, CDTC intends to explore the creation of a joint CDTC/NYSDOT regional operations committee.  Regular meetings will facilitate coordination of activities and initiatives across jurisdictions.  A particular aspect of the effort will be the identification of cost-effective operations and management initiatives for consideration in CMAQ programming efforts, including routine draw-downs of regional set-asides in the 2005-10 TIP.  This group will be initiated as a continuing effort prior to 3/31/06.

 

TASK 5.12       Town of Malta: Route 9 Corridor Plan (completion expected by 3/31/06)

 

CDTC will assist the Town of Malta with a consultant study to develop a plan for the Route 9 north and south corridor.  The plan will identify each parcel located within the corridor (excluding the Downtown Overlay District) and determine what type of development would be best suited to be incorporated on each parcel.  The plan will generate design standards to guide this development and will incorporate architectural standards, streetscapes, parking standards, and visually attractive entranceways.  This plan will also incorporate the ideas generated in a previous linkage study (the Malta Highway Access Guide and Pedestrian Plan) to help improve street connectivity and allow for sidewalks or multi-use paths.

 

Consultant Total: $50,000 ($35,000 federal, $15,000 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.13       Harriman Research and Technology Development Corporation: The Harriman Campus-University of Albany Corridor Transportation Study (carryover)

 

CDTC will assist the Harriman Research and Technology Development Corporation (HRTDC) with an integrated study that considers growth and development plans for the North Washington Avenue parcels, the planned transformation of the Harriman Campus into a Research and Development Park and the planned expansion of the U/Albany – CESTM facility.  The HRTDC has requested that it administer a consultant contract, with additional CDTC staff technical assistance, to consider traffic and transportation-related issues within the geographic boundaries of I-90, Washington Avenue, Fuller Road, Western Avenue, Brevator Street and Route 85. 

 

Consideration will be given but not limited to:

·          bicycle and pedestrian facilities

·          transit routing, timing and public notification/awareness

·          roadway traffic patterns, signal timing and appropriate speed limits

·          traffic, parking and access, and campus interconnectivity

·          lighting, way-finding and security improvements

·          emergency and maintenance vehicle access

 

This study would be part of the Campus Master Planning Process and would have the immediate goals of evaluating the current use of the Harriman Campus and Ring Roads, developing recommendations regarding traffic and pedestrian travel in the U/Albany – CESTM campus, planning input for the new CESTM building, evaluating and making recommendations for traffic on Fuller Road, plan recommendations for the undeveloped parcels on the North Washington Avenue property at Washington Avenue and I-90 and developing plans for interconnectivity to Western Avenue and Brevator Street. 

 

The study was initiated in 2005-06 and will be completed in 2006-08.

 

Consultant Total: $100,000 ($50,000 federal, $50,000 local cash match)

Additional CDTC Staff Technical Assistance: Amount to be determined by CDTC

 

TASK 5.14       Town of Stillwater/Village of Stillwater:  Route 4 Main Street Plan  (new task)

 

CDTC will assist the Town and Village of Stillwater with a consultant study to develop strategies for an active and attractive Route 4 corridor.  The plan will identify ways to support revitalization and redevelopment of the Village Center and commercial corridor, improve safe access between Route 4 and the Hudson River, enhance and develop additional activity nodes in the downtown area and improve bicycle and pedestrian safety through well defined connections.  The plan will also encourage preservation of the community’s historic structures, rural character and visual quality.  The plan will identify a multi-modal network that can accommodate and integrate all modes.  Finally, the plan will develop design guidelines for building development, signage, bicycle/pedestrian improvements, access management and traffic calming measures. 

 

The study is underway as of late 2005 and will be completed in 2006.

 

Consultant Total:  $50,000 ($37,500 federal, $12,500 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.15       City of Saratoga Springs:  Downtown Improvement Plan (carryover)

 

CDTC will assist the City of Saratoga Springs with a consultant study to identify future transportation improvements that will have to be made to accommodate new development in the downtown area.  The study will identify a fair share plan to raise the required funds to implement the improvements.  The study will also screen different levels of development intensity against alternative transportation improvements.  The screening will identify needs and consequences of the land use development scenarios and transportation improvements.  The study will assist the City to identify other policies that should guide land use and transportation decisions in the downtown. 

 

The study was initiated in 2005-06 and will be completed in 2006-08.

 

Consultant Total:  $80,000 ($40,000 federal, $40,000 local cash match plus an additional $5,000 City staff in-kind services)

 

TASK 5.16       Town of Guilderland: Guilderland Hamlet Neighborhood Master  (carryover)

 

CDTC will assist the Town of Guilderland with a consultant study and staff technical assistance to prepare a master plan for the Guilderland Hamlet.  The plan would be one of five studies recommended in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.  The plan will address the topics of access management, pedestrian facilities, streetscape improvements, scenic and environmental features, architectural and site design standards, and standards for mixed use development.  The study area is bounded by Route 20, the 20 Mall, and the Hunger Kill adjacent to the Guilderland YMCA.

 

The study was initiated in 2005-06 and will be completed in 2006-08.

 

Consultant Total: $52,000 ($39,000 federal, $13,000 local cash match plus an additional $2,500 in Town staff in-kind services).  Additional CDTC Staff Technical Assistance: $7,500.

 

TASK 5.17       Town of Bethlehem: Route 9W Corridor Study (carryover)

 

CDTC will assist the Town of Bethlehem with a consultant study that will look at the Route 9W corridor from Exit 22 to the Routes 32/9W interchange.  The study will build upon the recommendations and needs identified in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan by providing a focused and targeted 9W corridor vision and management plan.  It will also review the feasibility of a northern alignment alternative to the Selkirk Bypass project.  This connection is envisioned to improve safety and traffic on Route 396, facilitate economic development, and ease traffic pressures on Route 9W.  The plan will also identify standards for shared driveways along the corridor and identify sidewalk standards for incorporation into subdivision or site plan regulations.  Finally, the plan will identify bicycle and pedestrian loops between existing and future points of interest along the corridor.

 

Because of the study’s connection to project A290, the Selkirk Bypass, TIP funds (STP) will be used to fund this Linkage effort.

 

The study was initiated in 2005-06 and will be completed in 2006-08.

 

Consultant Total: $75,000 ($37,500 federal, $37,500 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.18       Town of Hadley: Hadley Design and Land Use Standards (carryover)

 

CDTC will assist the Town of Hadley with a consultant study to develop a plan for the Town’s hamlet district.  The plan will create conceptual designs, design standards and identify a means of implementation to create a gateway and appropriate streetscaping to link existing transportation routes and recreational areas.  The primary focus of the plan will be Rockwell Street, the entrance into the Town from the bridge over the Hudson River.  The plan will develop streetscape designs for a pedestrian friendly sidewalk and trail system.  The plan will also address parking concerns in the hamlet district.

 

The study was underway by late 2005 and will be completed in early 2006.

 

Consultant Total: $37,500 ($27,500 federal, $10,000 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.19       Town of Berne:  East Berne Hamlet Study (new task)

 

CDTC will assist the Town of Berne with a small consultant study to focus on the revitalization of the East Berne Hamlet.  The study will develop strategies for integrating small-scale economic development while preserving the historic setting and current residential neighborhoods.  It is expected that the plan will bring more commerce to the region, answer residential demands for services while protecting the rural working landscape of farms and forests.  The plan will recommend zoning changes that allow for a greater mix of uses in the hamlet accompanied by rigorous design standards.

 

The study was initiated in 2005-06 and will be completed in 2006.

 

Consultant Total: $12,000 ($6,000 federal, $6,000 local cash match.)

 

TASK 5.20       Bicycle Service Quantification (new NYSMPO Shared Cost Initiative)

 

CDTC will hold the contract for a NYSMPO Shared Cost Initiative to review the methods used across New York and nationally regarding quantification and evaluation of bicycle transportation quality of service.  Recommendations for common practice for NY MPOs and NYSDOT will be produced.

 

Consultant Total: $45,000 plus $5,000 for CDTC staff support.

 

TASK 5.21       Albany Housing Authority: North Swan Street Multimodal Accessibility Study( new task)

 

CDTC will assist the Albany Housing Authority (AHA), with support from the City of Albany, with a consultant study to assess the accessibility of the North Swan Street area for all transportation modes.  Significant investment is being made in the study area by the AHA, the City and others including new and rehabilitated residential housing units, the reuse of St. Joseph’s Academy and the purchase of the King Building for offices, a gallery and gift shop for the Ten Broeck Mansion.  This study will: 1) review the adequacy of sidewalks and crosswalks; 2) review the adequacy of streets for bicycling and bicycle parking; 3) review present transit service to the area including shelters and stops; 4) review the availability of on- and off-street parking and traffic circulation; and 5) identify potential loading areas for trucks.  A conceptual streetscape plan will be developed and recommendations made regarding changing circulation patterns.

 

Consultant Total: $20,000 ($15,000 federal, $5,000 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.22 Town of Bethlehem: Delaware Avenue Hamlet Enhancement Study (new task)

 

The CDTC will assist the town with a consultant study to strengthen the main street characteristics of a portion of the Delmar and Elsmere hamlet areas along Delaware Avenue in a manner consistent with the goals of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.  The study will address: 1) urban design guidelines/standards including building scale, massing, design and setbacks; 2) streetscape guidelines including a typical street cross-section; 3) parking and circulation for vehicles and bicycles; 4) alternative roadway connections from Delaware Avenue to New Scotland Road; and 5) access management on Delaware Avenue.

 

Consultant Total: $75,000 ($45,000 federal, $30,000 local cash match).  Due to the anticipated timing of this project, $14,000 of the federal commitment will be shown in the 2006-07 element and $31,000 of the federal fund commitment will be shown in the 2007-08 element of the two-year UPWP.

 

TASK 5.23 City of Cohoes: Van Schaick Island Transportation and Revitalization Plan (new task)

 

CDTC will assist the town with a consultant study to develop a transportation and revitalization plan for Van Schaick Island.  This study will build upon the current vision for the redevelopment of the Hudson River waterfront and the Route 470 Corridor Study.  The plan will include a traffic management plan for the Island that includes access management on Route 470, identifies potential transit and multi-modal nodes on the Island, integrates the Delaware Avenue trail with the Mohawk Hudson Trail and enhances commercial activity. 

 

Consultant Total: $62,000 ($46,500 federal, $15,500 local cash match)

Additional City Staff In-kind: $5,660

 

TASK 5.24 Towns of Guilderland and Princetown: Land Use and Transportation Study for the Route 20 Corridor (new task)

 

CDTC will assist the towns of Guilderland and Princetown with a consultant study to examine the land resources and current zoning in the Route 20 corridor from NY 158 to Duanesburg, focusing on the development of mixed use country hamlet zones.  The study will also determine the feasibility and cost of infrastructure modifications with the prospect of creating an economically and aesthetically enhanced Route 20 corridor in the two municipalities.  Bicycles and pedestrians will be considered.  This effort will help the town of Guilderland implement recommendations in its Comprehensive Plan and its Rural Guilderland Study.  It will also assist the town of Princetown in addressing the challenges being faced with the arrival of public water in the Route 20 corridor. 

 

This intermunicipal, bi-county planning effort receives its Linkage funds from a set-aside for regional or intermunicipal projects in the 2006-07 Linkage solicitation.

 

The recommendations of the Watervliet Reservoir Watershed Protection Study (CDRPC, 2003) will also be considered. 

 

Consultant Total: $32,000 ($24,000 federal, $8,000 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.25 City of Rensselaer: Impact of Proposed Development on Traffic Patterns and Connectivity (new task)

 

CDTC will assist the city with a consultant study to review the cumulative impacts of three large development proposals (no formal applications have been made to the City as of January 2006) on City streets and to develop an access and circulation plan.  Two residential developments totaling 380 units and a mixed use development including 150 housing units, a hotel, retail and office space are proposed along the waterfront and in the center of the city.  The plan will: 1) consider bicycle and pedestrian accommodation within and between the proposed developments; 2) identify opportunities to increase transit and minimize the impact of car traffic; 3) develop an access plan to connect the new development with the rest of the city including existing commercial hubs; and 4) identify the likely traffic increase of the new developments and potential changes to local traffic patterns.  This effort will be consistent with the goals of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. 

 

Consultant Total: $30,000 ($22,500 federal, $7,500 local cash match)

Additional City Staff In-kind: $7,500

 

TASK 5.26 Town of Rotterdam: NY 7 & NY 146 Land Use and Transportation Study (new task)

 

CDTC will assist the city with a consultant study to prepare a land use and transportation management plan for the area of NY 7 and NY 146 near Thruway Exit 25.  This effort will help the Town implement its Comprehensive Plan and to develop access management and driveway consolidation policies, pedestrian/bicycle improvement plans, a concept for the intersection of NY 7/NY 146 and other suggested transportation system improvements.  In addition, the study will examine future development potential in the study area and propose modifications to existing zoning.  The study should provide clear expectations and development standards and identify specific improvements that can be incorporated into site plan review. 

 

Consultant Total: $35,000 ($26,250 federal, $8,750 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.27 City of Schenectady: Route 5 Transit Oriented, Mixed Use Catalyst Project Study (new task, TIP funded)

 

CDTC and CDTA will assist the city with a consultant study to redevelop a half mile to one mile stretch of Route 5 from Nott Terrace to Steuben Street.  The study will build upon the NY 5 Corridor Study and will provide a specific project that accommodates and accelerates creation of the Bus Rapid Transit project.  The consultant will develop a concept for an enhanced mixed-use Neighborhood Center with housing, retail and office opportunities.  Design elements will include high-density development and opportunities to increase bus and non-vehicular travel to support Hamilton Hill and Vale Village Neighborhoods.

 

Based on its connection to the NY 5 BRT implementation, the project limits are expanded beyond the original limits proposed by the city and the scope of work increased to include integration of BRT station concepts; the project limits encompass two BRT station locations.

 

Consultant Total: $92,000 ($92,000 federal CMAQ from TIP Project RG31, Corridor Management Initiative.  This will be a CDTA-held contract as part of its FTA grant; CDTC will administer the consultant contract.  CDTA will provide its portion of the FTA grant match through in-kind services on this and other Linkage projects.  A $17,000 local cash match from the city will be used to support CDTC staff activities.

 

TASK 5.28 Village of Scotia: Adapting Scotia Waterfront Concept Study to Master Plan Overlay (new task)

 

CDTC will assist the village with a consultant effort and CDTC staff support to facilitate a committee of community volunteers to analyze a waterfront planning concept study and transform that study into a master plan overlay for the Village.  CDTC staff will work with the Village to review existing planning efforts completed to date, determine what pieces make sense for Scotia to move forward with and a consultant will develop a master plan and appropriate zoning for the study area.  Elements of the study include a review of traffic circulation, links to the Mohawk Avenue business district, economic development on Mohawk Avenue, a possible entranceway off the Western Gateway Bridge including traffic calming, bicycle routing in Collins Park and through the Village, and park, commercial and residential land uses.  The Community Foundation of the Capital District may provide resources to further expand the project to include the use of Transfer of Development Rights to increase building densities along Mohawk Avenue in exchange for reduced build out densities elsewhere in Glenville.

 

Consultant Total: $30,000 ($22,500 federal, $7,500 local cash match)

CDTC Staff Technical Assistance: To Be Determined

Additional Village Staff In-Kind: $2,500

 

TASK 5.29 City of Troy: Congress & Ferry Street Corridor – Mixed Use Development Study (new task)

 

CDTC will assist the city with a consultant study to integrate redevelopment of the lands in the vicinity of the Congress/Ferry Street realignment (TIP #R245) for mixed use development.  The study will focus on the intersection of Congress/Ferry/8th Streets and will look to integrate land uses with multi-modal transportation linkages, integrate the plans of major stakeholders including RPI, Troy Housing Authority, etc., enhance the corridor as a gateway to the City and develop design standards for redevelopment.  The city is also seeking NYS Quality Communities funding to expand the scope of this work.

 

Consultant Total: $40,000 ($30,000 federal, $10,000 local cash match)