New York State's Reopening webpage provides guidance on the phased reopening of non-essential businesses by region. CDTC remains on Pause until at least June 12th. The Capital Region began Phase 1 of reopening on May 22nd.
How CDTC is Adapting?
- All staff has transitioned to remote work
- All in-person meetings have been canceled through June 12th in accordance with NYS on Pause
- Virtual meetings are being held. Check our Calendar of Events page on the CDTC website for details.
- CDTC will continue with its 2020-22 Unified Planning Work Program
- For news and announcements from CDTC, check the Latest News page on the CDTC website
- Recordings of recent CDTC meetings can be found on the CDTC YouTube channel
- CDTC staff will continue to launch new programs, initiate new tasks and projects, and complete previously scheduled work. Please do not hesitate to contact CDTC staff with questions
COVID-19 Mobility Response & Recovery
- Masks are required on board all CDTA buses
- CDTA will be offering a credit to customers with unused frequent rider passes purchased on or after March 1st. Contact the CDTA Sales Department at (518) 437-6876 or firstname.lastname@example.org about the Frequent Rider customer credit.
- Information about changes to transit service to better connect to essential services can be found on the CDTA website.
- CDTA has suspended fair collection and is requiring passengers to board at the rear-door to increase safety for operators.
Parking Policy Changes
City of Albany:
- As of March 23rd, metered parking has been suspended until further notice.
- Parking restrictions lifted in Washington Park and Lincoln Park.
- Daily garage parking rates reduced from $13 to $7
- Time-limit parking restrictions lifted in some areas of the city to create designated curbside pick-up areas in order to improve safety for restaurants employees and customers.
City of Troy:
- Metered parking in downtown Troy has been suspended until further notice and all normal parking regulations will remain in effect.
- Please check with your local government about other local parking and transportation changes.
Other Transportation Information
- Please wear a mask or face covering when using crowded sidewalks and trails. Keep 6 feet of distance between you and other pedestrians, runners, and bicyclists on the trail. For more information on where you can find a trail visit the Maps page on the CDTC website.
- The Capital CarShare office is closed but new members can join and vehicle reservations can be made online. Members are advised to sanitize vehicles before and after use for their own safety.
- CDPHP Cycle! 2020 Season is on hold
- The CDC has released guidance for rideshare, taxi, limo, and other passenger drivers-for-hire. If you need to or are thinking about using Uber and Lyft, read to learn what precautions your driver should be taking to increase safety.
- As of March 22nd, emergency toll procedures on the NYS Thruway were put into place, meaning no cash will be collected and toll bills will be mailed to a vehicle’s registered owner.
- The Albany Airport continues to operate as an essential service, but airlines have decreased their daily flight schedules. Additional information about what precautions the Airport has taken can be found on their website.
- Amtrak continues to operate as an essential service, but some services and protocols have changed. Visit the Amtrak website for more information.
- Intercity Bus Services like Greyhound and MegaBus continue to operate. Please check their websites for service updates and trip cancellation information.
- Best Practices & Guidelines for Adapting to Social Distancing (see the NACTO COVID-19 response database of actions taken by cities and transit agencies globally for additional guidance).
- Respond rapidly & implement plans to reduce crowding quickly
- Relieve crowded areas to support public health & social distancing (ex. sidewalks & parks)
- Resource available in Albany County: Department of Health Complete Streets Lending Library
- Create clear messaging of policies & guidelines to public
- Provide safe & efficient transportation to testing & medical facilities
- Where to get tested for COVID-19 in the Capital Region
- Albany County Walk-up COVID-19 testing sites & schedule
- Schenectady County Walk-up COVID-19 testing sites & schedule
- Rensselaer County testing information
Support unsheltered & vulnerable populations
Resources for Local Governments & Businesses in the Capital Region
- Cornell Local Roads Program has numerous resources for local government agencies operating and maintaining local roads and bridges. They are also offering regular webinar trainings.
- Visit the Capital District Regional Planning Commission website for information and resources for COVID-19 initiatives important to our communities, like funding opportunities and guidelines for remote meetings.
- Capital Region Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Information & Resources
- Tune in to the Eno Foundation Center for Transportation Road to Reovery Webinar series and COVID-19 Resources.
- See and share what’s in stock at local retailers with the OurStreets Supplies Map. Download information about this application here and learn how you can encourage your community to start using it.
- Transportation Economic & Planning for a Post-Pandemic Era, by EBP
- USDOT and Federal Highway Administration resources for state and local highway agencies.
- The American Planning Association has a variety of COVID-19 resources on planning topics such as public participation and transportation.
Data: Measuring Impact of COVID-19
- Compare your community’s (state and/or county) social distancing activity to its activity prior to COVID-19 here.
- Google Mobility Reports display changes in visits to places like grocery stores, parks, and other destinations in your county
- ESRI Impact Planning for COVID-19 Mapping Tool is here
- CATT Lab – University of Maryland COVID-19 Impact Analysis Platform
- Streetlight – COVID-19 VMT Monitor
- LandScan – Homeland Infrastructure Foundation – Level Data (HIFLD) database
- Transit App – transit demand
- Cuebiq COVID Mobility Insights