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Moving Dutchess 2

Transportation Council
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner


Moving Dutchess 2 represents the sixth long-range, Metropolitan Transportation Plan of the Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC), continuing a 30-year tradition of strategic transportation planning in Dutchess County. From its designation in 1982 as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Poughkeepsie Metropolitan Area, to its present role in the three-county Mid-Hudson Valley Transportation Management Area (TMA), the DCTC has sought to meet the transportation planning needs of Dutchess County and its communities. This goal has been at the core of previous plans and endures with Moving Dutchess 2.

With a planning horizon year of 2040, Moving Dutchess 2 identifies strategies and recommendations to preserve the existing transportation system and meet future travel demands over the next 20 plus years. These strategies and recommendations influence the types of projects pursued in the five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the planning studies supported by the annual Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

The Transportation Council identified four planning principles that provided the framework for how Moving Dutchess 2 was developed: 1) Relevant, 2) Sustainable, 3) Targeted, and 4) Inclusive. These principles, carried over from the original Moving Dutchess, were based on a review of existing laws and guidance, and an understanding of how the federally-supported, metropolitan transportation planning process is applied at the state, regional, and local level. Moving Dutchess 2 includes chapters covering essential aspects of the transportation planning process.

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Executive Summary
Cover and Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Federal, State Regional, and County Guidance
Chapter 3: Regional Planning Perspective
Chapter 4: Demographic Overview; Demographic Maps
Chapter 5: Transportation & Natural Resource Overview; Time Travel Maps
Chapter 6-1: Lower Hudson (LH) Overview; LH Maps
Chapter 6-2: Upper Hudson (UH) Overview; UH Maps
Chapter 6-3: Lower Taconic (LT) Overview; LT Maps
Chapter 6-4: Upper Taconic (UT) Overview; UT Maps
Chapter 6-5: Harlem Valley (HV) Overview; HV Maps
Chapter 7: Performance Monitoring
Chapter 8: Recommendations & Financial Plan; Recommendation Maps/Tables
Appendix A: Definitions
Appendix B: Bridge Ratings
Appendix C: ADA
Appendix D: Public Outreach
Appendix E: Unfunded Projects by Area; Unfunded Projects by Type

Moving Dutchess 2 Presentation (DCTC Meeting - March 24, 2016)


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