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$14M in federal funds for Capital Region bridges and $2M for fiscal year 2023-2024 transportation planning activities will be selected

ALBANY, NY January 30, 2023 – The Planning Committee of the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) will meet on Thursday, February 2, 2023 to select projects for the Bridge NY program and the Draft 2023-2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), CDTC’s annual list of planning activities. Both will be released for public review. Additionally, the Planning Committee will host a presentation on the Bus Lane Feasibility Study jointly sponsored by CDTC and CDTA, discuss options for the use of Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) funds, as authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and other regular business.

The Bridge NY program provides funding for local government bridge and culvert repair and replacement projects in New York State. Local bridges are assigned federal funds through CDTC, and culverts are assigned state funds through NYSDOT. The UPWP is CDTC's annual work plan for the Capital Region, establishing staff and consultant assistance budgets for transportation planning activities to be undertaken between April 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024. Community planning project proposals must advance the principles of CDTC's metropolitan transportation plan, New Visions 2050, and be consistent with planning factors in the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Federal funds in the UPWP are primarily made available through the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration.

“The federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to benefit the Capital Region as New York State and CDTC dedicate over $14M to local bridge projects and over $2M to transportation planning activities throughout the region. These investments strongly support CDTC’s efforts to create a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for all.” said Sandy Misiewicz, CDTC Executive Director.

A full agenda and meeting details can be found on the Planning Committee page. CDTC’s Planning Committee meets utilizing a hybrid meeting format. The public is encouraged to view the meeting via CDTC’s YouTube Channel live. Comments, questions or requests to address the Planning Committee in person or virtually must be submitted by February 1, at 5:00 p.m. by calling (518) 458-2161 or emailing cdtc@cdtcmpo.org.

For more information about this and other important regional projects, please visit our website at www.cdtcmpo.org. If you have questions or comments, you can also email us at cdtc@cdtcmpo.org. Follow and like CDTC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

CDTC is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its metropolitan transportation planning process on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, economic status, or sexual orientation. As we need at least 48 hours from the beginning of the meeting to request services for qualified individuals with disabilities, please contact us as soon as possible by calling (518) 458-2161 or emailing cdtc@cdtcmpo.org.

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