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Eoin Wrafter

Transportation Council
85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 107
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Voice (845) 486-3600   Fax (845) 486-3610
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DCTC announces 15-day public comment period for Amendment #17-07 to the 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program. The Amendment replaces a highway project in the Town of Pawling with a new project, also located in the Town. Comment period ends Feb. 22, 2019. For more information, see our Public Notice.

DCTC announces 30-day public comment period for its Draft SFY 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program, which describes our planning work for the upcoming State Fiscal Year (SFY). The comment period ends Feb. 22, 2019. For more information, see our Public Notice.

DCTC issues its third annual High-End Speeding Report, which identifies local and county road segments with high-end speeding conditions, along with speed-related crash data.

DCTC, OCTC, and UCTC launch Connect Mid-Hudson Regional Transit Study to identify ways to improve transit connections among key Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster destinations, and also improve services to areas such as Westchester and New York City. For more information, please see the Project Website.

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The Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) serves as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Dutchess County. Federal statutes require that urbanized areas with over 50,000 people be represented by an MPO. The main duty of an MPO is to ensure that federal transportation funds are committed through a locally driven, comprehensive planning process. Since 1982, we have provided a forum for state and local government to solve transportation issues and reach consensus on federally-supported transportation plans and projects in Dutchess County.

We develop three core products: a Metropolitan Transportation Plan, a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The Transportation Plan outlines our transportation goals and policies for the next 20 years and is updated every five years; the current Plan, Moving Dutchess 2, was adopted in 2016. The TIP serves as the five-year capital program for federally-funded transportation projects in Dutchess County and is updated every three years. The annual UPWP details our upcoming planning projects and budgets for the year. We receive federal highway and transit funds as the result of a comprehensive planning program that produces these documents.

How to Get Involved

All of our meetings are open to the public. You can also join our public information email list to receive our newsletter and notices of upcoming meetings and products. Our products are posted on this website and paper copies are available upon request.

Please contact us by email or phone to learn more about our program or click here to access our Public Comment Form (.pdf).


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