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Eoin Wrafter

Transportation Council
27 High Street, 2nd Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Mark Debald, Transportation Program Administrator

DCTC announces 15-day public comment period for Amendment 17-03 to the 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Comments are requested by Monday, June 5, 2017. For more information, please see the DCTC Public Notice & TIP Listing.

Bicycle Parking Finder: A new online map tool to find bicycle parking locations throughout the county. Check it out and use its Contact tab to let us know where other bicycle parking exists!

DCTC 2017-2018 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

DCTC 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (05/02/17) (.pdf) 

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The Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) serves as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Dutchess County, responsible for ensuring that federal transportation funds are committed through a locally driven, comprehensive planning process. Federal statutes require that urbanized areas with over 50,000 people be represented by a MPO. Since 1982, the Transportation Council has 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. 

The Transportation Council routinely develops three core products: a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) (.pdf). The Transportation Plan outlines the Council's transportation goals and policies for the next 25-years and is updated every five years. The current Plan, Moving Dutchess 2, was adopted in 2016. Updated every two-three years, the TIP serves as the five-year capital program for federally funded transportation projects in Dutchess County. The UPWP details Council staff time and planning money over the course of a State Fiscal Year and is updated annually. The Council receives federal highway and transit funds as the result of a comprehensive planning program that produces these documents.

The Transportation Council, acting as the local MPO decision-making body, is comprised of 16 voting members. Membership on the Council is based on a municipality‚Äôs urbanized area classification, with the urbanized cities and towns serving as permanent voting members and the remaining towns and villages serving on a  rotating basis or as nominated by the Dutchess County Supervisors and Mayors Association. In addition, Dutchess County, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) serve as voting members on the Council, while the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA), and Dutchess County Planning, Public Works, and Public Transit serve as non-voting advisory members.

The Transportation Council is suppoertd by a Planning Committee that reviews plans and programs prior to Council action. The Planning Committee is responsible for providing agency, municipal, and public input during the development of the MTP, TIP, UPWP, and other products. Membership on the Planning Committee is open to all municipalities in Dutchess County. See the DCTC Organization page for more information. Council staff responsibilities are shared by the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development and NYSDOT-Region 8.

Funding for the Transportation Council is provided by the FHWA, FTA, NYSDOT, and Dutchess County.

How to Get Involved

Interested individuals or groups can join our Public Information Mailing List, which we use to distribute our newsletter and notices of upcoming meetings and products. The public is encouraged to attend our public information meetings. Transportation Council products are mailed to all municipal offices and libraries for reference and are available upon request.

Please use our Public Comment Form (.pdf) or the Dutchess Direct system (click on the icon at top of page) to leave a comment or request to be added to our mailing list.


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