NYS $70 Million Electric Car Rebate Announced

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched a $70 million electric car rebate and outreach initiative to encourage the growth of clean and non-polluting electric car use in New York and promote the reduction of carbon emissions in the transportation sector. The Drive Clean rebates are now available to all New York residents up to $2,000 for each buyer of eligible cars through participating new car dealers.

https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/About/Newsroom/2017-Announcements/2017-03-21-Governor-Cuomo-Launches-Electric-Car-Rebate

CDTC Announces Funding for the Patroon Creek/Washington Avenue Corridor Study

CDTC is pleased to annouce that the City of Albany has been awarded $90,000 in federal planning funds for the Patroon Creek/Washington Avenue Corridor Study.

The study will focus on a segment of Washington Avenue from the I-90 Exit 2 Interchange at the University at Albany to Brevator Street in the City of Albany. This particular area has had and continues to undergo development such as private dormitories, hotels and other commercial uses, leading to increases in vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Due to the width of Washington Avenue and the locations of the campuses in this area, pedestrians seek to cross at unsignalized locations, creating potential conflicts between pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Through this effort, the City intends to examine the study area to make recommendations for pedestrian and traffic safety improvements and to better align the transportation network with the built environment.

The Patroon Creek/Washington Avenue Corridor study was selected through a competitive solicitation for projects for CDTC's 2017-2018 Transportation and Community Linkage Planning Program. The study will get underway in 2017.

CDTC in the News on WAMC: Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Meeting

WAMC provided coverage on the CDTC and Town of Bethlehem's February 16th Public Meeting for the Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study. The study is exploring a full range of complete streets treatments for the Delaware Avenue Corridor from Elsmere Avenue to the Normanskill Bridge. Complete Streets are designed to balance the needs of a wide range of public road users including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and motor vehicles. Click here for the full story and you can learn more about the study on the project website. The project study area is shown in the map below.

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CDTA transit bus serving customers on Delaware Avenue (2017)

Governor Cuomo Announces $5.9 M in Capital Region Bridge Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $5.9 million to rehabilitate and replace 10 bridges and culverts across the Capital Region. The funding, provided through Round One of the Governor's BRIDGE NY initiative, is part of a $21.1 billion multi-year capital plan to upgrade critical roads, bridges, and other vital transportation infrastructure across New York State. Click here for the full press release including the project list.