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.
2020-2021 Planning Program - First Draft
The Dutchess County Transportation Council has completed the first draft of its 2020-2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) (.pdf): our annual statement of work that identifies the planning tasks and budgets for the upcoming State Fiscal Year.
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 use our interactive mapping tool to share your thoughts about these facilities.
Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative
The Dutchess County Transportation Council is working with the Town of Poughkeepsie on a conceptual redesign of Main Street-County Route 114 from Grand Ave to Taft Ave. Please visit our project page to learn more about this exciting initiative.