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Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner

 

Mark Debald, Transportation Program Administrator

 

2017-2018 Program Highlights

The Council has identified the following objectives for the 2017-2018 UPWP:

  • Implement recommendations from the current Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Moving Dutchess 2.
     
  • Maintain and update the FFY 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) as needed and update the Transportation Council’s online TIP Viewer application.
     
  • In conjunction with OCTC and UCTC, initiate a Regional Transit Study for the TMA, while providing staff support for organizing TMA meetings. Also support and participate in the 2017 Federal Certification review of the TMA.
     
  • Initiate a Downtown Parking Improvement Plan for the City of Poughkeepsie to help ensure that the City’s parking system is being operated and managed in an efficient and effective manner, consistent with the City’s redevelopment goals for the downtown. The Parking Improvement Plan will include an evaluation of on-street and off-street parking capacity and utilization, and outline a prioritized implementation strategy to improve parking operations.
     
  • Complete a Sidewalk Inventory and Improvement Plan for the Village of Millerton, modelled after similar studies in Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, Pine Plains, and Arlington.
     
  • In conjunction with the County’s Complete Streets Committee, coordinate and produce a public safety campaign to increase awareness of walking and bicycling safety issues in Dutchess County.
     
  • Continue the second phase of the local pavement monitoring program to assess the condition of non federal-aid eligible local roads in Dutchess County. This program will again use the Cornell Asset Management Program (CAMP) to assist DCDPW staff with assessing pavement conditions for local municipalities.
     
  • Conduct a Safety Assessment of one or more high-crash roads/intersections as identified in Moving Dutchess 2 or proposed by Transportation Council members.
     
  • Support local transit providers in improving transit operations throughout the county and assist Dutchess County Public Transit with implementing its Transit Development Plan for Dutchess County.
     
  • Complete the Transportation Council’s annual pavement condition monitoring program for local federal-aid eligible roads and the annual traffic count program, collecting volume, vehicle classification, and speed data at approximately 250 locations in the county.
     

Consultant Projects


The Council will use consultant/inter-departmental services to assist with the following tasks during the 2017-2018 program year:  Downtown Poughkeepsie Parking Improvement Plan, annual traffic count program, county pavement condition monitoring program, maintenance of the online TIP database/GIS portal, continuing the pedestrian safety awareness campaign, and an update to the county’s bicycle parking map application. Maintenance support for the Transportation Council’s TransCAD software program is also included as a consultant cost. Consultant/inter-departmental funds are distributed as follows:

Data Development & Analysis
- Traffic Count Program: $74,700 (FHWA funds)
- Pavement Condition Monitoring: $18,500 (FHWA funds)
- TIP Database/GIS Portal Maintenance: $8,500 (FHWA funds)
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Bicycle Parking Map Application: $3,000 (FHWA funds)

Long-Range Transportation Planning (System)
- TransCAD Annual Maintenance: $2,400 (FHWA funds)

Long-Range Transportation Planning (Project)
- Downtown Poughkeepsie Parking Improvement Plan: $TBD (FHWA funds)


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