The Capital District Transportation Committee seeks applications from local governments and law enforcement agencies for technical assistance and transportation safety programs.
CDTC is pleased to announce the availability of federal transportation funds for small scale community planning technical assistance projects. Funding is also available to local law enforcement agencies for safety education and encouragement programs.
CDTC and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) are accepting applications to their joint Community Planning Technical Assistance Program. The program provides transportation and land use planning assistance to municipalities or municipally convened groups (ex. Planning Board) within the CDTC planning area. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. The program is intended to empower local governments to explore land use and transportation planning issues as they are occurring or in advance of their appearance.
First launched in 2019, this program has funded dozens of small-scale planning projects across the region in topic areas such as guidance on zoning and site planning, asset and infrastructure mapping, data collection, and trail planning. Program details, including a list of eligible projects and examples of completed projects, can be found at www.cdtcmpo.org/techassist. Communities interested in applying must contact CDTC and CDRPC to discuss their request prior to applying by emailing email@example.com.
CDTC is also seeking applications from local government law enforcement agencies interested in implementing small-scale transportation safety education and encouragement programs. Proposed projects/events must cultivate proactive, protective safety behaviors in road users and support traffic safety efforts related to driver behavior, intersections, and vulnerable roadway users. Eligible projects/events include but are not limited to safety education campaigns, road user training, bicycle rodeos, and slow down campaigns. Additional information including an application form is available at www.cdtcmpo.org/what-we-do/safety.
“These programs provide additional resources to communities looking to improve quality of life, safety, and mobility. Our staff assistance expands the skills and expertise available for land use and transportation planning while at the same time increases the capacity of our law enforcement community to provide essential safety education to community members.” said Sandy Misiewicz, AICP, CDTC Executive Director.
“CDRPC is pleased to partner with CDTC to offer the technical assistance program which enhances the capacity of local communities to move projects from concept to reality. The program allows us to focus the expertise of our combined team to advance sound local planning in a way that resonates with our shared regional goals. This valuable, low-cost program truly offers a great return on investment by helping communities take projects to the next level.” said Mark Castiglione, AICP, CDRPC Executive Director.