Poughkeepsie ... The Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC), the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Dutchess County, has developed a new logo and tagline, Better ways from here to there, that together express its continued focus on serving the transportation planning needs of Dutchess County. The logo, developed with Drake Creative, establishes a new style for DCTC and coincides with the Council’s 40th anniversary. The Council appreciates its partners’ collaboration over the past four decades, and its members look forward to many more years of working together to create a safer, more reliable and resilient transportation system that works for everyone.
The DCTC has recently been recognized by the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations as its honorable mention winner for Outstanding Overall Achievement for a large-area MPO for Moving Dutchess Forward, the DCTC’s innovative 25-year transportation plan for Dutchess County, developed in partnership with FHI Studio and Dutchess County Government’s Office of Central and Information Services. For more information about what the DCTC does, please visit us at www.dutchessny.gov/dctc.
The DCTC is currently in the midst of a 45-day comment period for its draft Public Participation Plan, the council’s new outreach strategy to better connect with the public and encourage their involvement in the transportation planning process. The Participation Plan offers a menu of virtual, in-person, and hybrid tools to engage people with the DCTC’s work, which includes regional and countywide transportation plans, corridor-based studies, and local projects such as pedestrian plans and safety analyses.
The Participation Plan also outlines ways the DCTC will engage populations that have historically been excluded from the planning process. The DCTC invites residents to read the plan online and offer feedback through December 12, 2022. Comments can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (845) 486-3600, or by mail to DCTC, 85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 107, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.