POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County Transportation Council is accepting planning proposals from municipalities and agencies wishing to study or address transportation issues within their communities. The council notes that this is a great opportunity for communities to leverage federal resources to meet their planning needs and priorities.
Planning submissions must relate to the transportation system, be eligible for federal planning funds, and address one or more goals or recommendations in Moving Dutchess Forward, the DCTC’s long-range transportation plan. Proposals should focus on one or more of the following issues:
- Improving safetyat high-crash locations for people driving, walking, and bicycling.
- Improving reliabilityon the transportation system (including corridors, transit service, walking and bicycling networks), while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resiliency.
- Expanding accessto basic needs destinations, especially via walking, bicycling, and transit.
- Removing barriersto access for equity focus areas, equity populations, or areas with high housing cost burdens.
For a sample of typical planning activities, see the DCTC’s current Planning Program. Feel free to contact the DCTC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (845) 486-3600 with questions about this exciting opportunity.