Technical Planning Assistance Available to Local Governments in the Capital Region
The Capital District Transportation Committee and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission are offering staff expertise to local governments undertaking initiatives related to a range of transportation and land use planning issues.
ALBANY, NY June 10, 2022 – The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) are pleased to announce they are accepting applications to their joint Community Planning Technical Assistance Program. The program provides a range of transportation and land use planning assistance to municipalities or municipally convened groups (ex. Planning Board) within the CDTC planning area. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
The program is intended to empower local governments to explore land use and transportation planning issues as they are occurring or in advance of their appearance. The program first launched in 2019 with dozens of small-scale projects being completed across the region. Some of these projects include guidance on zoning and site planning, asset and infrastructure mapping, data collection, and trail planning. Program details, including a list of eligible projects and examples of completed projects, can be found at www.cdtcmpo.org/techassist. Communities interested in applying must contact CDTC and CDRPC to discuss their request prior to applying by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This program provides another resource for communities looking to improve quality of life and mobility. It is unlike other CDTC planning programs in that we work directly with our partners at CDRPC, expanding the skills and expertise available to assist communities with local planning initiatives.” said Sandy Misiewicz, AICP, CDTC Executive Director.
“CDRPC is pleased to partner with CDTC to offer this valuable program which enhances the capacity of local communities to move projects from concept to reality. The program allows us to focus the expertise of our combined team to advance sound local planning in a way that resonates with our shared regional goals. This low-cost program truly offers a great return on investment by helping communities take projects to the next level. ” said Mark Castiglione, AICP, CDRPC Executive Director.
The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga (except the Town of Moreau and the Village South Glens Falls) and Schenectady. CDTC facilitates a transportation planning process as required by federal law and supported with federal funding.
The Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) provides objective analysis of data, trends, helping to identify opportunities and challenges. Established and is funded, in part, by Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga and Schenectady Counties, CDRPC provides technical assistance and facilitates partnerships to address regional problems.
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