The 2022-2023 Unified Planning Work Program Adopted by Policy Board
CDTC’s UPWP Describes Upcoming Planning Work to Address the Region’s Ongoing and Emerging Transportation Issues
The Policy Board of the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) has approved the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for the state fiscal year beginning April 1, 2022 and ending March 31, 2023. The UPWP is a narrative description of the annual technical work program for a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive metropolitan transportation planning process in the Capital Region. It outlines which tasks the CDTC will work on to address ongoing and emerging transportation issues in the region, such as land use, air quality, energy, economic development, commerce, and quality of life.
The UPWP includes a summary of all transportation planning work and tasks that CDTC will lead over the next year, a schedule for their completion, and a proposed one-year budget for each activity. Projects were identified through a competitive solicitation, through needs identified in New Visions 2050, the metropolitan transportation plan for the Capital Region and through priorities emphasized in federal transportation legislation. The total budget of the UPWP is $4,255,740 and includes additional resources as a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
New and reorganized tasks and priorities in the 2022-2023 UPWP include:
- Climate Change Initiative – coordinate with local, regional, and State partners to develop more resilient and sustainable transportation networks that contribute to the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
- Town of Hoosick Asset Management Plan – develop an asset management for Town roads in the Town of Hoosick
- Health Impact Assessments – develop a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) tool in coordination with local health department staff to inform decision-making about transportation planning, policy, and projects impacting public health
- Town of Brunswick Hoosick Road Corridor Study – identify potential solutions to issues associated with traffic through the core commercial area of the Town of Brunswick along NYS Route 7 between the City of Troy boundary and NYS Route 142 (Grange Road) including connecting neighborhood streets
- Sand Creek Road Complete Street Feasibility Study – prepare a Complete Street Feasibility Study for Sand Creek Road, from Watervliet Shaker Road to Wolf Road in the Village and Town of Colonie
- City of Schenectady Albany and Crane Streets Linkage Study – perform a traffic analysis in the Albany Street and Crane Street corridors of the City of Schenectady to be used in determining what transportation related projects would most benefit the Mount Pleasant and Hamilton Hill neighborhoods by improving the flow of vehicular traffic, parking availability, safety for pedestrians, cyclists, the disabled, and public transit riders, and the economic success of the commercial businesses
“We are pleased to have a new work plan supported by our region’s top elected and appointed officials to undertake planning activities that support a resilient, equitable and sustainable regional transportation system providing mobility options for all. We look forward to working with our partners on its implementation.” said Sandy Misiewicz, Executive Director. The UPWP can be viewed at www.cdtcmpo.org/2022upwp. Those without digital access or prefer information in paper form can request copies of the 2022-2023 UPWP by calling (518) 458-2161.
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