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.
Transportation Funding Opportunity - TAP/CMAQ
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced a statewide solicitation for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program. $110 million is being made available to support bicycle, pedestrian, multi-use path, and non-motorized transportation-related projects. Application pre-review requests are due by August 17, 2021, and final applications are due by September 29, 2021. For more information about TAP/CMAQ funds and how to apply, please see NYSDOT's website.
TIP Amendment #20-04
We're proposing an amendment to our Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the listing of federally funded transportation projects in Dutchess County. The amendment adds paving projects on sections of the Taconic State Parkway and Route 9, and includes equipment and software purchases and facility improvements for Dutchess County Public Transit. For more information, please see the DCTC public notice and TIP sheet.
Moving Dutchess Forward
We've closed the public comment period for our new draft long-range transportation plan, Moving Dutchess Forward: our strategic vision to improve transportation across Dutchess County over the next 25 years. We thank all who have read and commented on the plan. We're reviewing your feedback, drafting responses, and in some instances, making edits to the draft plan.
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.
We're pursuing a detailed examination of the Route 9/44/55 interchange and 44/55 arterials in Poughkeepsie.Titled Poughkeepsie 9.44.55, we're looking at how these facilities might be redesigned to improve safety, simplify travel, and connect better with the community. Visit our virtual meeting page to learn about the design concepts developed for the interchange and our Poughkeepsie 9.44.55 page to learn more about the study.