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Meeting Announcement — West Queensbury Trail System

public meeting

A/GFTC, along with Alta Planning + Design and the Town of Queensbury, will be hosting a public meeting on Thursday, December 14th at 7pm at the West Glens Falls Volunteer Fire Co. station on Luzerne Road.

The meeting will include a presentation and discussion about possible trail routes to connect the City of Glens Falls property north of Peggy Ann Road to the Town of Queensbury Hudson Pointe Preserve. Attendees will be asked to comment on the possible routes and to identify a preferred route alignment. Information gathered will be used to develop conceptual plans for a preferred route. For more information, contact us at (518) 223-0086.

Work program project candidates

A/GFTC is currently developing an administrative update  to its biannual work program for the upcoming State Fiscal Year (April 2018 – March 2019).  The goal of our program is to work with our member municipalities and the public to maximize the value and performance of our regional surface transportation system through the collaborative identification and implementation of plans, policies, and improvements that consider all modes of travel. Project candidates are requested to be submitted by municipalities to A/GFTC staff by January 10, 2018.

 

Funding Opportunity — Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), in coordination with A/GFTC, is pleased to announce the call for pedestrian safety projects included in the Statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP). The local call for pedestrian safety projects includes $40,000,000 in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds for systemic pedestrian safety projects on local and county urban roads and streets.

NYSDOT will host a webinar in late October or early November of 2017 to answer questions about the program and the application process. Additional information about the webinar, program guidance, how to apply, application forms and related materials will be available at https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/operating/osss/highway/psap.

Applications must be submitted to NYSDOT by March 09, 2018. For more information, email info@agftc.org or call us at (518) 223-0086.

Projects

A/GFTC staff and our consultant partners are currently working on the following planning initiatives:

  • Conceptual plan for a new bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure connection between Halfway Brook and Hudson Pointe in the Town of Queensbury (Alta Planning+ Design);
  • Conceptual plan for an extension of the Warren County Bikeway bewteen Lake George and Warrensburg (Alta Planning+ Design);
  • Pavement condition scoring throughout the Glens Falls Urban Area (Creighton Manning Engineering)

Recently completed activities include:

  • Rural Transportation Needs Assessment and Options Analysis (Steadman Hill Consulting)
  • Phase 1 of Local Traffic Count Assistance Program (The Traffic Group)
  • Aviation Road / QUFSD Access Analysis (Barton & Loguidice)

Bicycle-Pedestrian Priority Map

A/GFTC recently updated the Regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan, which includes the identification of a Priority Bicycle Network and Priority Pedestrian Areas. To review the plan, please click here.

The map below represents the MPO’s priorities for future improvements for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. This map also shows existing bicycle and pedestrian trails throughout the region.