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.
New Planning Program Approved
We're excited to announce that our 2023-2024 Planning Program was recently approved. The new program includes over $1.6 million in federal funding to carry out routine planning tasks such as our vehicle count program, continue our work on a vulnerability assessment of the transportation system and sidewalk study of Spackenkill Rd in Poughkeepsie, and start a new Beacon-Hopewell Rail Trail Study. Read the full program here: DCTC SFY 2023-2024 UPWP (.pdf).
High-End Speeding Report
We've 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).
Annual Obligation (Project Spending) Report
We've completed our annual summary of how much federal funding was spent on transportation projects in the county for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022. Read the report to learn more about the road, bridge, sidewalk, and transit projects funded through our program: 2022 Obligation Report (.pdf).