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 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 submit a comment.
Public Notices Announced!
We're excited to announce the start of a 15-day public comment period for two actions. Comments are due by July 1, 2022 and can be provided by mail, email, or phone:
Poughkeepsie 9.44.55 Completed!
We're excited to announce the completion of Poughkeepsie 9.44.55: our detailed look at how the Route 9 interchange and Route 44/55 arterials in Poughkeepsie might be redesigned to make them safer, more reliable, and better integrated with nearby neighborhoods. Grounded in a detailed analysis of existing and future traffic conditions, and informed by a robust public outreach process, the study takes a balanced approach in identifying potential solutions. Visit the project website for more information: Poughkeepsie 9.44.55 Library
Planning Program Approved
We're pleased to announce that our 2022-2023 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) (.pdf) was approved on March 1, 2022 and takes effect on April 1, 2022. Besides our routine planning activities, the new UPWP will fund work on a vulnerability (resiliency) assessment of our transportation system, several local planning studies in Dover, Poughkeepsie, and Rhinebeck, and new on-call tasks for intersection and corridor management planning. We look forward to working with our member agencies, local communities, and the public on these exciting tasks for 2022-2023.
Moving Dutchess Forward
We approved a new long-range transportation plan, Moving Dutchess Forward, at our meeting on July 27, 2021. The new plan presents a brand new vision to improve transportation in Dutchess County over the next 25 years. We thank all those who participated in the planning process, and encourage you to join us as we begin to make its recommendations a reality.
Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative
We've completed our study of the Arlington Main Street corridor from Grand Ave to Taft Ave in the Town of Poughkeepsie. The study presents a detailed, conceptual redesign of the road, and identifies issues, costs, and actions necessary to make it a Complete Street - a facility that promotes safe and convenient travel for people of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit our Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative webpage.