Call for New Transportation Projects
Eligible entities are invited to propose projects that help achieve a vision for a 21st century transportation system
ALBANY, NY September 10, 2021 – The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is in the process of updating its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Federal Fiscal Year period of 2022-2027 (October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2027). Eligible entities, including the New York State Department of Transportation, the Capital District Transportation Authority, local governments and public entities within the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) boundary, must submit project proposals by November 5, 2021. Details on project eligibility, the project evaluation and programming processes, and links to application materials can be found at www.cdtcmpo.org/2022tip.
CDTC is designated as the MPO for the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady (excluding the Town of Moreau and the Village of South Glens Falls) and responsible for developing the New Visions 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) that guides decision making. By law, CDTC has the responsibility to adopt a multi-year TIP, containing State and local transportation projects programmed with federal surface transportation funds. All modes of transportation are included in the TIP and programmed projects must be consistent with the planning and investment principles in New Visions 2050.
The TIP must be updated every four years and is developed in cooperation with state agencies, public transit, and local governments and includes road, bridge and transit projects, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and other multi-modal transportation and safety improvements. Proposed transportation projects must be eligible for federal aid funding programs under the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation). CDTC’s TIP will be integrated into a new Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
A virtual workshop for potential project sponsors is scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2021 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This workshop will assist local governments and other eligible entities to understand the application and project evaluation process. Registration is required and workshop details can be found at www.cdtcmpo.org/2022tip. The workshop will be recorded and available on the CDTC YouTube Channel. A Draft TIP will be presented to the CDTC Planning Committee in February 2022 and to the Policy Board in March 2022, and then released to the public for comment. An interactive map of existing TIP project locations, a searchable project database, and previously adopted TIPs can be found on the CDTC website.
“Developing and maintaining the Transportation Improvement Program is a critical function of the CDTC. Our time tested planning and project programming process allows CDTC to invest federal transportation funds in a wide range of projects critical to our region’s mobility, economic vitality and quality of life.” said Sandy Misiewicz, CDTC Executive Director.