On November 13, 2018, Governor Cuomo announced the Bridge NY program awards. Read the full Press Release. To follow is the list of bridge awards in CDTC's planning area:

 

  • $995,000 to the City of Cohoes (Albany County) for James Street over Eagles Nest Creek 
  • $987,000 to the City of Rensselaer (Rensselaer County) for Partition St over Quackenderry Creek
  • $3.588 million to the City of Troy (Rensselaer County) for Campbell Avenue over Wynants Kill
  • $518,000 to the Town of East Greenbush (Rensselaer County) for Mannix Road over Mill Creek
  • $497,000 to the Town of East Greenbush (Rensselaer County) for Morner Road over Mill Creek
  • $1.189 million to the Town of Sand Lake (Rensselaer County) for Stop 13 Road over Wynants Kill
  • $505,000 to Saratoga County for Middle Line Road (CR 59) over Gordon Creek Tributary
  • $698,000 to Saratoga County for Hans Creek Road over Hans Creek
  • $998,000 to the Town of Charlton (Saratoga County) for Peaceable Street over Tributary of the Mourning Kill
  • $713,000 to the Town of Edinburg (Saratoga County) for Fox Hill Road over Little Hans Creek
  • $959,000 to the Town of Edinburg (Saratoga County) for Military Road over Sand Creek
  • $998,000 to the Town of Hadley (Saratoga County) for Parker Road over Breen Brook
  • $863,000 to the Town of Halfmoon (Saratoga County) for South Main Street over Unnamed Tributary to the Hudson River
  • $3.287 million to the City of Schenectady (Schenectady County) for Francis Avenue over I-890

Since last fall, five electric vehicle (EV) charging stations have been installed throughout the Capital District by the Capital District Transportation Committee’s Capital District Clean Communities Coalition, with the support of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Five cities were identified in the Capital District Electric Vehicle Charging Station Plan, a report published by the Capital District Clean Communities Coalition in collaboration with its host, the Capital District Transportation Committee, to identify gaps in the current electric vehicle charging infrastructure network. The five locations where electric vehicle charging stations have been installed are the 5th Avenue Parking Garage in Troy, the Schenectady County Public Library on Clinton Street, and the Woodlawn Avenue Parking Garage in Saratoga Springs. Two charging stations were installed by the Capital District Transportation Authority at the East Greenbush Park and Ride Lot on Route 4 and Rensselaer Train Station. Read More...

CDTC is conducting a survey of the general public in support of the development of the Regional Safety Action Plan on what the major road safety concerns are in the Capital Region. The survey is only 3 questions long and will take less than 3 minutes to complete. Your input is important to us!

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CDTC has recently completed a nearly four year effort to develop an overview of sidewalk infrastructure at the Regional level. CDTC has created a GIS-based inventory of existing sidewalk infrastructure in all 77 municipalities within CDTC’s planning area. The primary objective for creating this inventory arose from an increasing emphasis by USDOT to ensure that MPO’s and State DOT’s are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, which requires local governments to develop Transition Plans to identify a course of action to bring deficient pedestrian facilities into ADA compliance. CDTC’s Sidewalk Inventory is intended to be used as a baseline or first step in assisting municipalities with developing a screening process to evaluate ADA compliance of their existing sidewalk facilities. In addition to providing a summary of our regional sidewalk mileage, the inventory will be used to help in future planning projects and programs by identifying existing pedestrian facilities as well as gaps in the pedestrian network.

 

Download the Regional Sidewalk Inventory document.

Today, New York State announced the beginning of its Annual Pedestrian Safety Enforcement and Education Campaign for the week of June 11th. In addition, New York State announced capital project awards related to pedestrian safety at local signalized intersections and uncontrolled crossing locations. Four Capital District communities will receive a total of $3.44 M in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding: the Cities of Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer and the Town of Clifton Park. Learn more in the press release from Governor Cuomo.

See Local News coverage on the WNYT page.