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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. 

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.

Dutchess County Transportation Council


About the Transportation Council

Transportation Plan

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Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

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Planning & Development

News and Announcements

2021 Mid-Hudson Valley TMA Federal Certification Review
As part of their Certification Review for the Mid-Hudson Valley Transportation Management Area (TMA), the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration are accepting written comments on our implementation of the federal transportation planning process. Comments are due October 22, 2021. To submit comments, please see our Public Notice (.pdf). 

Moving Dutchess Forward
The DCTC approved its new long-range transportation plan, Moving Dutchess Forward, at its 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.  

Poughkeepsie 9.44.55 - Arterial Concepts Unveiled!
The DCTC is excited to announce that we’ve developed two design concepts for the 44/55 Arterials as part of our ongoing Poughkeepsie 9.44.55 study. The concepts seek to make the Arterials safer and more walkable, while also accommodating traffic in the City and Town of Poughkeepsie. You can learn more about the concepts by viewing our virtual meeting.

Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative
We've completed our study of the Arlington Main Street corridor from Grand to Taft Ave. This initiative focused on creating a detailed, conceptual design for the area, and also identified issues, costs, and actions necessary to make the corridor a Complete Street - a facility that promotes safe, comfortable, and convenient travel for people of all ages and abilities, regardless of how they travel. For more information and to read the final report, visit the Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative webpage.