Mark Debald, Transportation Program Administrator
The Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) collects, summarizes and interprets information on vehicle travel within Dutchess County. The data is used to assess transportation needs, measure system performance, assist with road planning and design, and prioritize project funding. Other government agencies and private businesses also use the information. The DCTC began its annual traffic monitoring program in 1999. The program is conducted by a contractor on behalf of the DCTC and focuses on county and local roads. Over 800 roadway segments are included in the program and all collected data is consistent with applicable NYSDOT guidelines and requirements.
Approximately 250 counts are taken annually, so that each road segment is counted once every three years. Each traffic count includes volume, speed, and vehicle classification (vehicle type) data. The DCTC also receives data from NYSDOT for State highways.
To increase access to the data, the DCTC developed an online database that contains current and historical vehicle volumes. The database allows visitors to search for counts based upon the road name, State Route number, County Route number, year of the count, or municipality. It provides a table of the relevant data, as well as the ability to export the data to a Microsoft Excel or Adobe Acrobat file format.
Click on the following link to access the database: DCTC Traffic Data Application
Additional count data is available on NYSDOT's Traffic Data Viewer interactive map