What is New Visions? 

New Visions is the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the Capital Region. The MTP is also known as the long-range regional transportation plan (LRTP). New Visions a blueprint for regional transportation that reflects a shared vision for the future. It is developed collaboratively with communities throughout the Capital Region and with other local, state, and federal agencies. This plan is a statement of principles, strategies, and budgetary emphasis to guide more detailed project decisions as the region invests in a next-generation transportation system. CDTC’s approach to transportation planning is comprehensive and holistic – a structured balance between actions that reduce congestion and improve safety, increase access to transportation choices like transit, walking, or bicycling, and benefit economic development efforts. 

Virtual Training & Learning Opportunities 

The New Visions Learning Series includes local government training and webinars geared towards planners, engineers, and other transportation professionals. Webinars are scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month. These webinars are virtual and you must register in advance. If you've missed a webinar, you can watch it on the CDTC YouTube Channel. Is there a topic or issue you think CDTC should cover in the webinar series? Let us know by emailing newvisions@cdtcmpo.org

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Technology & Intelligent Transportation Systems

Planning & Investment Principle: Leverage technology 

Available technologies that expand mobility, improve efficiency and safety, and reduce congestion are rapidly evolving and changing how we move. Developing innovative solutions to fill real gaps and strengthen connectivity of the transportation system should be supported. Better data collection and analysis, integration of automated enforcement, and connected and automated vehicle technologies, can move the region towards zero traffic deaths. While their are many benefits to adopting new technologies, the region must simultaneously make cyber-security and privacy priorities to protect individuals. 

Smart Communities: Leveraging Technology to Modernize the Region's Transportation System

This webinar features a presentation of the Municipal Smart LED Streetlight Conversion & Evolving Technology Guidebook and the Zero Emission Vehicle Plan. Presenters include Leni Schwendinger from the International Nighttime Design Initiative; Katherine Ember, Founding Principal of Planning 4 Places; Christina Carton, Admin of Parks, Open Lands, Historic Preservation & Sustainability in Saratoga Springs; and  Jacob Beeman, Transportation Planner at Capital District Transportaiton Committee and Coorrdinator of the Capital District Clean Communities Coalition. 

 

September 22, Smart Communities: Leveraging Technology to Modernize the Region's Transportation System

This webinar will feature a presentation of the Municipal Smart LED Streetlight Conversion & Evolving Technology Guidebook and the Zero Emission Vehicle Plan

Panelists: 

Leni Schwendinger, Leader, International Nighttime Design Initiative 

Katherine Ember, AICP, Founding Principal, Planning 4 Places

Christina Carton, Admin of Parks, Open Lands, Historic Preservation & Sustainability, Saratoga Springs 

Jacob Beeman, Transportation Planner, Capital District Transportaiton Committee | Coorrdinator, Capital District Clean Communities  

Watch Now: Smart Communities - Leveraging Technology to Modernize the Region's Transportation System 

AICP members can earn Certi­fication Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity [or many activities at this event]. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

AICP members must be in attendance for the duration of the event in order to receive CM Credit.

   

October 20, Pedestrian Safety

This webinar will feature a presentation on New Visions 2050 principles, what it says about pedestrian safety, CDTC's Regional Local Road Safety Action Plan and what role local communities and transportation agencies can play to make streets safer for walking and crossing. It will also provide funding and technical resources that can help Capital Region cities, towns, and villages, develop and implement their own walkability and safety plans. 

If you missed this webinar, you can view it on the CDTC YouTube Channel

Panelists: 

John Scavo, Director of Planning for the Town of Clifton Park 

Ross Farrell, Director of Planning at CDTA

Watch Now: Pedestrian Safety in the Capital Region - Creating Safe Systems 

November 17, Infrastructure

The New Visions Learning Series includes webinars geared towards local government planners, engineers, and other transportation professionals. If you missed this webinar, you can view it on the CDTC YouTube Channel

November 17, 3:30 - 4:45 PM 

Infrastructure

This webinar will feature an overview of infrastructure conditions in the Capital Region, where to find essential data and CDTC's ongoing data collection and maintenance activities. The highest priority and stated principle in the New Visions 2050 Plan is maintaining existing infrastructure. Find out how your local government or organization can play a role in preserving the region's network of roads, bridges, sidewalks, and other vital facilities.  

Panelists:

Jacob Beeman, Transportation Planner at CDTC

Teresa LaSalle, Sr. Transportation Planner II at CDTC 

Andrew Tracy, Sr. Transportation Engineer at CDTC 

Tina Carton, City of Saratoga Springs Admin of Parks, Open Lands, Historic Preservation & Sustainability 

AICP Certification Maintenance:

AICP members can earn Certi­fication Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity [or many activities at this event]. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

AICP members must be in attendance for the duration of the event in order to receive CM Credit.

   

December 15, Freight

The New Visions Learning Series includes webinars geared towards local government planners, engineers, and other transportation professionals. If you missed this webinar, you can find it on the CDTC YouTube Channel.  

December 15, 3:30 - 4:45 PM 

Freight & the Impact of the Growth in E-Commerce

This webinar will feature an overview of freight planning iniatives in the Capital Region and how e-commerce trends are impacting freight movement and the transportatoin system. How does the New Visions 2050 Plan help communities prepare and adapt as e-commerce grows and freight operators look for new, more efficient and sustainable ways to move goods in, out, and through communities.  

Panelists:

Chris Bauer, Sr. Transportation Planner at CDTC

Gerry Bogacz, Assistance Director of Planning & Programming at NYMTC 

AICP Certification Maintenance:

AICP members can earn Certi­fication Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity [or many activities at this event]. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

AICP members must be in attendance for the duration of the event in order to receive CM Credit.

   

 

 

January 19, Mobility

The New Visions Learning Series includes webinars geared towards local government planners, engineers, and other transportation professionals. Register Here

January 19, 3:30 - 4:45 PM 

Mobility: Providing Affordable Transportation Choices in the Capital Region 

What do we mean by "mobility?" How do we shift more trips away from cars and give people more transportation choices? This webinar will feature an overview of the major policies & principles from the New Visions 2050 Plan on emerging mobility services and how to integrate them into the Capital Region's transportation system.  Learn how local communities can play a role in expanding mobility to all residents and accomodating new mobility services like bike sharing and microtransit.

Panelists:

Rima Shamieh, Transportation Planner at CDTC

Lindsey Garney, Mobility Manager at CDTA 

February 16, Aging & Mobility

The New Visions Learning Series includes webinars geared towards local government planners, engineers, and other transportation professionals. Register Here

February 16, 3:30 - 4:45 PM 

Aging & Mobility: How can a transportation system adapt for a population of aging adults? 

Providing accessibile, affordable & efficient mobility for all is a major theme and priority in the New Visions 2050 Plan. The Capital Region's transportation system must be able to adapt to meet the changing needs of residents. 

Panelists: 

Carrie Ward, Sr. Transportation Planner at CDTC

Erin Mitchell, Director of Engagement at AARP New York 

Randy Hoak, AARP New York 

AICP members can earn Certi­fication Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

AICP members must be in attendance for the duration of the event in order to receive CM Credit.

March 16, Safety

The New Visions Learning Series includes webinars geared towards local government planners, engineers, and other transportation professionals. Register Here

March 16, 3:30 - 4:45 PM 

Safety: Regional priorities & COVID trends 

April 20, Performance Measures

The New Visions Learning Series includes webinars geared towards local government planners, engineers, and other transportation professionals. Register Here

April 20, 3:30 - 4:45 PM 

Performance Measures: What are they? What do they mean for your transportation plans & projects? 

May 18, It's Bike Month!

The New Visions Learning Series includes webinars geared towards local government planners, engineers, and other transportation professionals. Register Here

May 18, 3:30 - 4:45 PM 

It's Bike Month: Creating a more bike-friendly Capital Region