Mark Debald, Transportation Program Administrator
The Poughkeepsie Dutchess County Transportation Council (PDCTC) 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 PDCTC began its annual traffic monitoring program in 1999. The program is conducted by a contractor on behalf of the PDCTC and focuses on local (non-State) federal-aid eligible roads. Approximately 900 roadway segments are included in the program. All of the data collected is consistent with applicable NYSDOT guidelines and requirements.
Approximately 300 counts of 3-5 days duration are taken annually, so that each roadway segment is generally counted once every three years. Most counts include vehicle classification (vehicle type) and speed data, in addition to volume data. The PDCTC also receives data from other agencies such as NYSDOT. Prior to 2009, the volume data was published in an annual reprt. These reports are available below. Classification and speed data are available upon request.
To increase access to the data, the PDCTC 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: PDCTC Traffic Data Application
Additional count data is available on NYSDOT's Traffic Data Viewer interactive map.