Policy Board

The Policy Board is the ultimate authority for the Capital Region Transportation Council and acts on policy, plan, and program recommendations made by the Planning Committee. Policy Board members are encouraged to bring forth issues and concerns at any time -- they are expected to be active participants in the transportation planning process.

Policy Board meetings are open to the public.

To register to speak and/ or to request auxiliary aids or services and reasonable accommodations please contact us at: (518) 458-2161 or info@capitalmpo.org. Request for aids, services, or reasonable accommodations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Meetings are broadcasted live, recorded and made available on our YouTube Channel.

Officers

Chair
The Honorable Kathy Sheehan
Mayor, City of Albany
Vice-Chair
Carm Basile
Chief Executive Officer, CDTA
Secretary
Michael Arthur
Regional Director, NYS DOT Region-1

December 7, 2023


  1. Opening Remarks

  2. Administration

    1. Draft September 7, 2023 meeting minutes

    2. Performance and Expenditure Report (April 1 ‚Äď September 30, 2023)

    3. 2024 Policy Board and Planning Committee Meeting Schedule



  3. Privilege of the Floor

  4. Presentation ‚Äď NYS Thruway Plans, presented by Phil Serafino, Albany¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Division Director

  5. 2022-2027 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments . . . . .  Action Anticipated

    1.  R360, A02819, Castleton-On-Hudson Bridge Over the Hudson Rehabilitation, BIN 5006599
      Location: Town of Schodack, Rensselaer County and Town of Coeymans, Albany County
      Sponsor: NYS Thruway Authority
      Reason: 1(c) Addition of Project over $0.500M

    2.  S267, 176182, NY Route 5S Pedestrian/Bicycle Access Improvements
      Location: Town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County
      Sponsor: Town of Rotterdam
      Reason: 2(b) Cost Increase over 50% (61%): From Carbon Reduction Program Set-Aside

    3. RG135, RG135X, State Culvert Replacement Multi-Site Project
      Location: Regional
      Sponsor: NYSDOT
      Reason: 2(b) Cost Increase over $3.000M

    4. A598, 1039.55, US Route 9W over CSX Rail, Bridge Replacement, NYSDOT & A595,
      1051.85, Dunn Bridge WB to I-787 SB: Element Specific RepairsLocation: Town of Bethlehem and City of Albany, Albany County
      Sponsor: NYSDOT
      Reason: 2(b) Cost Increase over 50% (70%)

    5. R329, 1761.24, Stop 13 Road over Wynantskill, Bridge Repair or Replace
      Location: Town of Sand Lake, Rensselaer County
      Sponsor: Town of Sand Lake
      Reason: 2(e) Other Cost Increase



  6. Resolution 23-8: Approve the 2023 Capital Region Congestion Management Process Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Action Anticipated

  7. Resolution 23-9: Approve the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation
    Plan for the Capital Region . . .Action Anticipated

  8. Resolution 23-10: Approve NYSDOT Safety Performance Measure Targets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Action Anticipated

  9. Bridge NY 2023 ‚Äď Project Solicitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Action Anticipated

    1.  Program Guidance

    2.  Evaluation Methodology



  10. Metropolitan Transportation Plan Discussion ‚Äď Trends & Forecasts StoryMap

  11. Status of Regional Transportation Planning Initiatives

    1.  Transportation Council

    2. CDRPC

    3. CDTA

    4. NYSDOT

    5. NYSTA

    6. Albany County Airport Authority

    7. Albany Port District Commission

    8. Regional/Local Planning Activities



  12. Other

  13. Upcoming Meetings/Events

    1. Reg. Operations and Safety Advisory Committee ‚Äď December 14th, 1pm

    2. Community Planner Forum ‚Äď December 21st, 9:30am

    3. Planning Committee ‚Äď January 3rd, 1pm




 

More Information

NOTE: Meeting materials available on this web site may not include all materials included in the meeting mail out, such as letters from other agencies and brochures. There may also be materials not available until the meeting, such as handouts and audio-visual presentations.

The Policy Board also maintains an Administrative & Financial (A&F) Standing Subcommittee composed of the Transportation Councils Chairman and other appointees. This subcommittee handles the Transportation Councils personnel and housekeeping issues on behalf of the Policy Board.