The public comment period for the 5-year transportation program ends August 12th.
ALBANY, NY August 5, 2022 – The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is seeking public comment by August 12th on the recently released Draft 2022-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the five-year plan for projects receiving federal transportation funding.
The Draft 2022-2027 TIP includes nearly $400M in federal funds including 59 new transportation projects throughout the Capital Region ranging from investments in complete streets, roundabouts, and pavement and bridge repairs to new multi-use paths, pedestrian safety and Bus Rapid Transit improvements. These funds are a result of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which brought millions in new infrastructure funding to New York State and the region for construction projects and transportation planning initiatives.
With the official public comment period ending on August 12th, the CDTC invites the public to give their opinion on the TIP in one of the following ways:
- Visit CDTC’s TIP Feedback Portal at any time or any place with an internet connection to review the TIP documents and fact sheets for the 59 new projects proposed for funding, as well as an interactive map of site-specific projects. The portal also has a recording of the TIP webinar that explains what the TIP is, how projects were evaluated and selected, and some analysis of the full project list. The webinar can also be viewed at the CDTC’s YouTube channel
- Contact us with your comments via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via mail by writing to CDTC (One Park Place, Albany, NY 12205), or by calling (518)313-0384
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.”
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 email@example.com.
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