Capital Region’s nearly $400M in transportation improvements promoted in Troy


TROY – Info about approximately $400 million for the Cash Region’s streets, bridges and buses was becoming served Saturday at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market place among the the normal presenting of farm fresh new generate and takeout food items from area eating places.

Capital District Transportation Committee team and Capital District Transportation Authority reps were engaging strolling market goers to quit and listen to what’s planned for the subsequent five a long time will be at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Marketplace, trying to find public comment on shelling out about $400 million in federal transportation resources in excess of the future five several years.

The booth at the farmers market was part of the two transportation agencies’ public outreach to get reviews about the 5-yr, 2022-2027, Transportation Advancement System.

“It’s a great deal to choose in,” said Ben Gradess of Troy, who stopped to understand extra about the programs and the shelling out to do the get the job done proposed.

Gradess discussed that as a taxpayer he wishes to know wherever tax pounds at all amounts – federal, state and community – are likely.  When he listened to that there would be information and facts available at the market, he designed time to hear what the transportation planners had to say.

Stephen Maples, a CDTC transportation planner, said individuals are fascinated to listen to what impacts the options will have on pedestrians, bicyclists and automobile transportation. Maples and Andrew Tracy, a CDTC senior transportation engineer, handed out info broken down by the CDTC’s four county area, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga (other than for the town of Moreau and village of South Glens Falls), and Schenectady counties.  They also urge individuals to visits the CDTC’s Idea Opinions Portal to find out extra and to comment.

“This represents quite a few months of challenging do the job,” stated Sandra Misiewicz, the CDTC government director.

The federal bipartisan infrastructure monthly bill, Misiewicz claimed, is serving to fund 50 new projects in the Cash Area. The CDTC Tip has $393 million allocation such as $192 million for new tasks, $86 million for outdated assignments, $18 million for CDTA assignments and $97 million for regional do the job.

Andris Blumbergs and Jaco Landis, planners for M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying of Clifton Park, have been conveying CDTA’s Bus Lane Feasibility Study and soliciting comments, which can be built on the web at

Projects include work at the Congress Street Bridge advancement, do the job on Route 7 in Brunswick, bridge replacements in Saratoga County, work on I-890 in Schenectady and redoing Central Avenue in Albany.

There will be extra community facts classes from:

  • 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in front of the Albany Public Library Main Department, 161 Washington Ave., Albany
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday inside of the library during at open house 
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Schenectady Greenmarket all around Schenectady Town Corridor.



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