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Transportation Council
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner


2018-2019 Program Highlights

The Transportation Council has identified the following objectives for the 2018-2019 UPWP:

  • Address any corrective actions or recommendations resulting from the 2017 federal certification review of the Mid-Hudson Valley TMA, to include an update of the TMA’s Congestion Management Plan (CMP).
  • Continue to implement planning recommendations from the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Moving Dutchess 2, and progress recommended projects with available funding.
  • Initiate a review of County and local projects in the current FFY 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), using a TIP questionnaire. The results of this review will assist the Transportation Council in developing the upcoming FFY 2020-2024 TIP in spring 2019.
  • Maintain and update the FFY 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and update the Transportation Council’s online TIP Viewer application.
  • Complete a Pedestrian Plan for the Village of Pawling, modelled after similar planning efforts in Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, Pine Plains, Arlington, and Millerton. The Pawling Pedestrian Plan will identify ways to improve safety and access in the village center.
  • Assist various communities with their local transportation planning needs, to include an update of the CR 71 (West Rd.) Sidewalk Feasibility Study for the Town of Pleasant Valley and a potential Complete Streets review of Route 9 (Broadway) in the Village of Red Hook.
  • Complete the third round of County and local pavement monitoring to assess the conditions of local roads in Dutchess County. This program will again use the Cornell Asset Management Program (CAMP) to assist DCDPW staff with assessing pavement conditions for municipalities.
  • Complete the 2018 traffic count program, collecting volume, vehicle classification, and speed data at approximately 250 locations throughout the county.
  • Complete the third annual analysis of speeding patterns on County and local roads. Based on data collected from the annual traffic count program, the analysis will identify road segments with high percentages of ‘high-end’ speeders.
  • Conduct a Safety Assessment (SA) of one or more high-crash corridors or intersections identified in the MTP or as proposed by Transportation Council members.
  • In conjunction with the County’s Complete Streets Committee, expand the public safety campaign to increase awareness of walking and bicycling safety issues in Dutchess County.
  • Assist Dutchess County Public Transit with implementing recommendations from recent transit planning activities.
  • In conjunction with OCTC and UCTC, progress the Regional Transit Study for the Mid-Hudson Valley TMA.

Consultant Projects

The Transportation Council will use consultant and interdepartmental services to assist with the following tasks during the 2018-2019 program year: Downtown Poughkeepsie Parking Improvement Plan (final project tasks), 2018 Traffic Count Program, Pavement Condition Monitoring Program, maintenance of the online TIP Viewer and Bicycle Parking Finder, and the County’s pedestrian and bicycle safety awareness campaign. Maintenance support for the Transportation Council’s TransCAD software program (one standard license) is also included as a consultant cost. Consultant and inter-departmental funds are distributed across the following tasks:

Data Development and Analysis

  • Annual Traffic Count Program: $74,700 (FHWA)
  • Pavement Condition Monitoring Program: $10,000 (FHWA)
  • TIP Database/GIS Portal and Bicycle Parking Map Application Maintenance: $5,700 (FHWA)


Long-Range Transportation Planning (System)

  • TransCAD Annual Maintenance: $1,200 (FHWA)


Long-Range Transportation Planning (Project)

  • Downtown Poughkeepsie Parking Improvement Plan: $50,000 (remainder of 2017 contract) (FHWA)
  • Traffic Safety Education Campaign: $20,000 (FHWA)


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