CDTC seeks applications from local governments for small, medium, and large-scale transportation planning activities.

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) has issued a call for local and regional transportation planning initiatives for inclusion in CDTC’s 2023-2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The UPWP assigns federal transportation planning funds made available through CDTC from the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration to communities in the Capital District. Planning project proposals must advance the principles of the metropolitan transportation plan, New Visions 2050, and be consistent with planning factors in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The 2023-2024 UPWP covers the period April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 and an estimated $1 million in federal funds will be available for planning activities.  

“As a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CDTC has more funding available to it for transportation planning than ever before. These funds allow us to expand the range of services and assistance we can offer communities in the Capital Region for both regional and community-based planning efforts, both large and small. Our funds are not limited to our urban centers, and we encourage communities that may not have staff planners or have not worked with us before to consider applying.” said Sandy Misiewicz, CDTC Executive Director.

Project proposals may be submitted by cities, towns, villages, and counties in CDTC’s metropolitan area. Member organizations such as the Capital District Transportation Authority are also eligible to apply. Applications from not-for-profits, neighborhood groups, and other organizations will be considered if the application is sponsored and submitted by at least one local government in the study area and involves the participation of others, if applicable.

All project proposals must be received by Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm. A virtual workshop for prospective applicants is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm. The UPWP solicitation guidance, webinar registration, and other information related to the development of the 2023-2024 UPWP can be found at www.cdtcmpo.org/2023upwp.  

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.

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.

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