CDTC has been working with the Town of Malta and the Town of Glenville on two Linkage Program Planning Studies related to Complete Streets. The final reports have been posted to our website and are available for download.

In the Town of Malta, CDTC worked with the Town and NYSDOT to evaluate the feasibility of reconfiguring the Route 9 corridor from Cramer Road to Knabner Road into a complete street. The Malta Final Report contains a detailed technical analysis with a summary of findings and recommendations for next steps.

In the Town of Glenville, CDTC worked with the Town and NYSDOT to analyze existing conditions and research alternatives on Freemans Bridge Road from Route 50 to the Mohawk River for future street design and land use controls that will enable safe, attractive, and comfortable access and  travel options for all users. The Glenville Final Report contains a detailed vision, a summary of existing conditions, concept plan and implementation recommendations.

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is holding a Regional Safety Summit on Wednesday, June 13th to support the development of a Regional Safety Action Plan. CDTC’s region includes Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga Counties, with the exception of the Town of Moreau and the Village of South Glens Falls. The Summit is the first region wide opportunity for traffic safety professionals, law enforcement, elected officials, educators, concerned citizens and the general public to share their comments, thoughts and ideas on reducing fatalities and serious injuries for all users of the region’s transportation system.

The June 13th Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crossings of Colonie, 580 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211. Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Visit the Summit Registration webpage to register. A short online survey is also available to provide input. The survey can be directly accessed at: If you would like to join the email list for plan updates, send your request to

Following a welcome by CDTC Executive Director Michael V. Franchini, the consultant team, led by VHB, will present on the purpose of the Regional Safety Action Plan, some initial findings and the goals of the Summit. The attendees will then hear from a panel of local and state representatives on their perspectives on transportation safety. The Summit will conclude with break out groups to discuss an urban and rural case study followed by a group discussion and next steps. The discussion will focus on strategies that can be considered or better promoted to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on the region’s roadways, particularly those owned and maintained by Cities, Towns, Villages and Counties.

The Regional Safety Action Plan will be modeled after the 2017 New York State Strategic Highway Safety Plan but tailored to the context of the Capital District. As a data driven document, the region’s crash data and crash causal factors will be reviewed to assist in the identification of engineering, education and enforcement strategies that have the greatest potential to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes and reduce crash rates. The planning process is expected to continue throughout 2018 with ongoing public engagement opportunities and a second workshop in the fall.

Michael Franchini, Executive Director of the Capital District Transportation Committee, says that “Crashes on our roads and highways have the potential to impact all of us, and there are very concerning trends showing that these crashes and their resulting fatalities and serious injuries are increasing for certain populations and certain users. We need to be proactive and develop a plan now to reduce or eliminate these crashes on our roads and highways.”

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Misiewicz, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner II, by phone (518) 458-2161 or email

CDTC is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy and Saratoga Springs metropolitan areas. Follow CDTC on Twitter: @MPOCDTC. Find us on Facebook at District Transportation Committee-CDTC.

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On February 7, 2018, CDTC's website suffered a catastrophic failure due to circumstances beyond our control. Since that time, numerous individuals have worked to debug and rebuild the content of the website. Staff has also taken steps to ensure that if a failure occurs in the future, adequate backups are in place. 

While we continue to rebuild content, broken links and other glitches may still be present. If you have any problems, please email Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.

CDTC continues to collect valuable information on the trails system in the four counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady. Your input will be used to help guide the planning for a growing network of Regional Trails (multi-use paths).

Public comments on the draft report are being accepted through April 13, 2018. Visit the project website at to read the full draft report (which includes a study summary).

Email comments to or Mail comments to CDTC, One Park Place, Suite 100, Albany, NY 12205.

New York State is making funding available for local governments over the next two-years to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts statewide. This investment in local transportation infrastructure will support the needs of the traveling public, movement of goods and regional economic competitiveness. The BRIDGE-NY program, administered by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), is open to all municipal owners of bridges and culverts. Projects will be awarded through a competitive process and will support all phases of project development. For more details and program solicitations please visit the links provided below.