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 our newsletter and notices of upcoming meetings and products. Our products 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 for Proposed Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Dutchess County Transportation Council announces a 30-day public comment period for its Draft FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (.pdf) and accompanying Conformity Statement (.pdf). The TIP serves as our five-year capital program of federally-funded transportation and transit projects in Dutchess County. Comments will be accepted until June 24, 2019. Please see our Public Notice (.pdf) for details. A Public Meeting was held on June 5, 2019; the presentation from that meeting can be found here (.pdf).
Public Comment Period for Proposed Amendment to the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
The Dutchess County Transportation Council announces a 15-day public comment period for an Amendment to its SFY 2019-2020 UPWP (.pdf): our annual statement of work activities for April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020. Comments will be accepted until June 20, 2019. Please see our Public Notice (.pdf) for details.