2018 Complete Streets Workshop Series

The primary purpose of Capital District Transportation Committee's (CDTC) Educational & Technical Workshop Series is to assist local governments with developing and implementing Complete Streets policies. These free workshops are highly interactive in nature, with the goal of building local capacity to implement Complete Streets approaches, and strengthen relationships between transportation practitioners, other departments, and the community. Key decision makers, stakeholders, and agency professionals learn how to more effectively balance the needs of all users and routinely create and maintain Complete Streets. CDTC is currently soliciting sponsors for the 2018 Workshop Series. Applications are due March 2, 2018. Please visit the Complete Streets Workshop Series page for more information, and application materials.

Local Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

The New York State Departments of Transportation and Health have teamed up with the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee on a first-of-its-kind pedestrian safety campaign in New York State. It provides a $110 million, five-year commitment to improving pedestrian safety across Upstate New York and Long Island by utilizing the Three E's - Engineering, Enforcement, and Education. For more information and application materials please visit the NYSDOT Local Pedestrian Safety Action Plan page.

2018 Technical Assistance Program

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission's (CDRPC) 2018 Technical Assistance Program is intended to fill gaps in local level planning needs and to enhance capacity to advance projects that resonate with one or more of the Quality Region Principles of the New Visions 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. A quality region considers health, the economy, and the environment within an overall framework of land use planning and transportation policies. Projects that support these principles will help preserve and enhance the Capital District's existing urban form, infrastructure, quality of place; emphasize livable communities and smart growth; consider all modes of transportation, encourage concentrated development patterns and smart economic growth; and protect sensitive environmental resources. Generally, technical assistance provided under this program will be for projects that are well defined and short term in nature.

If your community is interested in receiving services under this program, we strongly encourage you to contact us prior to completing and application to discuss your project. For more information please visit the Technical Assistance Program page.

CDTC has launched an interactive map showing the study area boundaries of all 86 of its Linkage Program planning studies. The Linkage Program provides financial and technical assistance to local communities for planning, with particular emphasis on projects that support implementation of innovative transportation and land use concepts..

CDTA in partnership with CDPHP have launched the first bike share program in the Capital Region. CDPHP Cycle! officially launched on July 27, 2017 and bikes are initally available in the Cities of Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady and Troy. Read More...

CDTC is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to develop a Greenway & Trails Plan which will include the following additional tasks:

  • Estimate the economic and health impact(s) of multi-use trails in the Capital Region.
  • Compile trail management best practices
  • Create a branding and marketing plan for the Capital Region's multi-use trail system
  • Collect video and imagery of trail corridors via drone or other aerial device

CDTC has budgeted up to $150,000 for the greenway and trails plan update and CDTC will be administering the consultant contract. Proposals are due to CDTC by September 1, 2017. Click here for more information.

CDTC has released its Draft New Visions 2040 Financial Plan for public comment. 

pdfDraft New Visions 2040 Financial Plan

Comments will be accepted through August 18, 2017 and can be sent to cdtc@cdtcmpo.org.  Hard copies of the document may be found at local libraries.

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in partnership with the Town and Village of Colonie, the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, National Grid, the Capital District Transportation Committee, the University Transportation Research Center, and Creighton Manning, is evaluating the street lighting along Central Avenue approximately between Fuller Road and Reber Street (near New Karner Road), as part of a project that will involve replacing the existing high pressure sodium lights with light emitting diode (LED) street lights. Before the lighting is replaced, we would like to know your opinions of the current street lighting. Completing this survey is completely voluntary. Please observe the street and the lighting at night, and then, select the responses which most closely describe how much you agree or disagree with each statement.

Survey link: http://www.rpi.edu/dept/lrc/central