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.
How to Get Involved
All of our meetings are open to the public. You can also join our public information email list to receive notices of our upcoming meetings and project announcements. Our publications are posted on this website and paper copies are available upon request.
Contact Mark Debald, Transportation Program Administrator, or email us if you have questions about the Transportation Council or its activities. You can also use our Public Comment Form (.pdf) to leave a comment or request to be added to our email list.
Public Comment Period: Conformity Statement Update
The Dutchess County Transportation Council announces a 30-day public comment period for the Draft Air Quality Conformity Determination Statement for the Poughkeepsie Ozone Non-attainment Area. Federal law requires that we demonstrate conformity when a new Transportation Improvement Program or Long-Range Transportation Plan is adopted by an MPO in the non-attainment area. This draft statement has been issued for Orange County's forthcoming long-range plan. Comments will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Fri., November 8, 2019. For more information, please see the Draft Conformity Statement (.pdf) and the Public Notic (.pdf).
The Dutchess County Transportation Council has launched a detailed examination of the Route 9/44/55 interchange and the Route 44/55 arterials in Poughkeepsie. Poughkeepsie 9.44.55 will look at how these two highway facilities, vital to the mobility needs of residents, visitors, and businesses alike, might be redesigned to improve safety, simplify travel, and better integrate them within the fabric of Poughkeepsie. Please visit our project page to learn more and share your thoughts.
Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative
The Dutchess County Transportation Council is pleased to announce the start of this exciting look at redesigning Main Street-County Route 114 in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Please visit our project page to learn more and take our online survey to share your thoughts about the corridor.
New Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Dutchess County Transportation Council has finalized its FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (.pdf), which serves as our five-year capital program of federally-funded transportation and transit projects in Dutchess County.