The public is invited to weigh in on the plan and comment on the air quality conformity analysis of the projects.

ALBANY, NY July 12, 2022 – The Policy Board of the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) released the Draft 2022-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the five-year plan for projects receiving federal transportation funding, for public comment. The Policy Board also released the Air Quality Conformity Analysis document for review and comment.

The Draft 2022-2027 TIP includes over $300M in federal funds for 59 new transportation projects throughout the Capital Region, from investments in Bus Rapid Transit capital improvements and new roundabouts to total street reconstructions and new multi-use paths.

CDTC will hold a webinar on Tuesday, July 19th, 6:00pm for anyone who wants to learn more about what the TIP is, how projects are evaluated, what projects were selected for funding, and how to learn more about each project. The webinar will also cover the Air Quality Conformity Analysis document and how to review and comment on it. CDTC welcomes anyone who would like to attend to register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VbRZFz2VTyy_GAihcwv_jg. For anyone unable to attend, the webinar will be available for viewing after its completion on CDTC’s YouTube channel.

CDTC is offering several ways for the public to submit feedback on individual projects, the full program of projects, and/or the process used to develop the TIP. CDTC’s TIP Feedback Portal is the hub to learn about the TIP and submit feedback in one place.

Additionally, CDTC will be coming to a community near you! Come ask questions and submit your comments in person at the following events:

  • Wednesday, July 27, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Open House at Saratoga County Office Building, 50 W. High Street, Ballston Spa, NY
  • Saturday, July 30, 9:00am – 2:00pm, Popup at Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market, Monument Square, Downtown Troy, NY
  • Tuesday, August 2, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Open House at Albany Public Library Main Branch, 161 Washington Ave, Albany, NY
  • Other events are being planned around the Capital District. Check CDTC’s TIP Feedback Portal and social media channels for more information as it becomes available

CDTC Chair, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said, “It is beyond exciting to see over $300 million in federal investment identified by CDTC for transportation projects in our region. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has led to new opportunities and I urge the public to learn more by reviewing the selected projects, joining the virtual workshop, completing the online survey and attending pop up events to provide feedback.”

CDTC’s Executive Director Sandra Misiewicz said, “After many months of hard work by CDTC’s staff, its Planning Committee and our many project applicants, we are pleased to release this draft program of transportation projects for public review. We look forward to the public’s input on the projects.”

For more information about this and other important regional projects, please visit our website at www.cdtcmpo.org. If you have questions or comments, you can also email us at cdtc@cdtcmpo.org.

ABOUT CDTC

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga (except the Town of Moreau and the Village South Glens Falls) and Schenectady. CDTC facilitates a transportation planning process as required by federal law and supported with federal funding.

CDTC is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its metropolitan transportation planning process on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, economic status, or sexual orientation. As we need at least 48 hours from the beginning of the meeting to request services for qualified individuals with disabilities, please contact us as soon as possible by calling (518) 458-2161 or emailing cdtc@cdtcmpo.org.

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