CDTC has initated the update of its Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) to be known as New Visions 2050. The purpose of the RTP is to define a shared future vision of regional quality of life and how transportation investments across all modes will be made to support that vision. The Plan considers the various roles of all levels of government (municipal, county, state, regional and federal) within CDTC's planning area which includes the Albany-Schenectady-Troy and Saratoga Springs metropolitan areas and 77 municipalities within the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga (except for the Town of Moreau and the Village of South Glens Falls). 

Federal law requires RTPs for urban areas over 50,000 in population as a condition for spending federal highway and transit funding. 

CDTC's current RTP, New Visions 2040, was adopted in June of 2015. 

Schedule

May 2019

Subcommittees start meeting.  Work on updating needs assessment, preparing white papers. 

December 2019

Working Papers on each major topic (prepared by subcommittees and staff) completed for Planning Committee Review.

February 2020

Preliminary Draft Plan completed for public review.  Develop public review process that asks questions, ideas, opinions of public.

June 2020

Final Draft Plan completed; two month public review begins. 

September 2020

Final Plan approval by Policy Board.