Current Highlights

Transportation Council
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner


2018-2019 Program Highlights

The Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) has identified the following planning objectives for our 2018-2019 UPWP (.pdf):

  • Address corrective actions and recommendations from the 2017 federal certification review of the Mid-Hudson Valley TMA, including an update of the TMA’s Congestion Management Plan (CMP).
  • Continue to implement planning recommendations from Moving Dutchess 2, and progress recommended projects with available funding.
  • Review County and local projects in the current TIP, using a TIP questionnaire. The results of this review will assist us in developing our next TIP in spring 2019.
  • Maintain and update the FFY 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and update our online TIP Viewer.
  • Complete a Pedestrian Plan for the Village of Pawling, modeled after similar plans in Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, Pine Plains, Arlington, and Millerton. 
  • Assist various communities with local transportation planning needs, including an update of the CR 71 (West Rd.) Sidewalk Feasibility Study (.pdf) for the Town of Pleasant Valley.
  • Work with DCDPW to complete the third round of County and local pavement monitoring. This program will again use the Cornell Asset Management Program (CAMP) to help DCDPW staff assess local pavement conditions.
  • 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. The analysis will identify roads with high percentages of ‘high-end’ speeders using data from our annual traffic count program.
  • Conduct a Safety Assessment at one or more high-crash roads or intersections identified in the Transportation Plan or as proposed by DCTC members.
  • In conjunction with the County’s Complete Streets Committee, expand the Watch Out For Me public safety campaign to increase awareness of walking and bicycling safety issues in Dutchess County.
  • In conjunction with OCTC and UCTC, progress a Regional Transit Study for the Mid-Hudson Valley. 

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