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Eoin Wrafter
Commissioner

Transportation Council
27 High Street, 2nd Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Voice (845) 486-3600   Fax (845) 486-3610
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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 use our Public Comment Form (.pdf) to leave a comment and be added to our email list.


 

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