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Transportation Council

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 and across the Mid-Hudson Valley. 

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 upcoming meetings and planning 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.

Dutchess County Transportation Council


About the Transportation Council

Transportation Plan

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Planning & Development

News and Announcements

BRIDGE NY - Call for Projects
We are now accepting applications for the 2022 BRIDGE NY Program. Over $4.3 million is available in Dutchess County for this round of bridge funding. Applications are due January 20, 2023. Please read our call letter (.pdf) for details on how to apply; visit NYSDOT's website for additional information. See also BRIDGE NY material below:

Public Notice - TIP Amendment #23-01
We've initiated a 15-day public comment period for Amendment #23-01 to our 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This amendment adds three new federally funded projects to the TIP, including two projects in East Fishkill and one in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Comments are due December 12, 2022; please see our Public Notice (.pdf) for project details.

Public Participation Plan - Draft for Review
We are excited to announce the start of a 45-day public comment period for our draft Public Participation Plan (PPP) (.pdf): our outreach strategy to better connect with the public and encourage their involvement in the transportation planning process. Comments are due December 12, 2022; please see our Public Notice (.pdf) for details.

High-End Speeding Report
We just posted our 2021 analysis of high-end speeding in Dutchess County. In this report, we looked at select county and local roads to understand where vehicle speeds were more than 10 mph over the speed limit. We also analyzed speed-related crashes and fatal crashes from 2017-2021. The report includes maps of high-end speeding road segments and speed-related crashes in each municipality and across the county. Read the report here: 2021 High-End Speeding Report (.pdf).