About Us

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is the designated MPO for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area. Every metropolitan area in the United States with a population of over 50,000 must have a designated "Metropolitan Planning Organization" (MPO) for transportation in order to qualify for any federal transportation funding. The simple purpose of each MPO is to provide a forum for state and local officials to discuss transportation issues and reach a consensus on transportation plans and specific programs of transportation projects.

About Us

What is the CDTC

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy and Saratoga Springs metropolitan areas.

What is an MPO

A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is, by federal law, designated by the governor of each state for every urban area with at least 50,000 residents. MPOs develop solutions to regional transportation problems and address other important issues.

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

CDTC's Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) identifies the short-range transportation planning activities undertaken by the CDTC staff, its planning partners and its consultants for two federal fiscal years.

CDTC Staff

CDTC's staff serves as a resource to the Policy Board and Planning Committee, carrying out the assignments of the Policy Board and Planning Committee through the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

Employment Opportunities

The CDTC has employment opportunities from time to time. Check this page for updates on open positions. CDTC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

About Modes of Transportation

There are a variety of transportation options to those that live, work and play in the Capital Region. Learn about your options.


Answers to many frequently asked questions are found on this page. Information on how to file a discrimination complaint, how to leave a comment and how to contact CDTC are included.

Doing Business with CDTC

CDTC engages qualified professional consultants to support its work through a formal bid process. 

Title VI/Nondiscrimination

CDTC's Nondiscrimination Program consists of Title VI and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) components.