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A/GFTC Office Open By Appointment Only

As of January 2021, the A/GFTC office continues to be staffed at 50% capacity to accommodate social distancing protocols. Until further notice, in-person visits to the office are by appointment only, and all visitors must wear a face covering and observe social distancing. To make an appointment, email info@agftc.org or call (518) 223-0086.

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Public Comment open – Carey Road Industrial Park access analysis

A draft report for the Carey Road Industrial Park access analysis is now available for public review and comment prior to consideration for acceptance as final. Please send any comments in writing to aaron@agftc.org or to A/GFTC, 11 South Street, Suite 203, Glens Falls, NY 12801. Comments will be accepted through 6/10/22/. The draft is available at the following link:

https://agftc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/draft-report_Caery-Road-Industrial-Park-access-analysis.pdf

Public Comment open – Cost and schedule changes to I-87 resurfacing project

The Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council (A/GFTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Warren and Washington Counties and the Town of Moreau in Saratoga County, has received an amendment request to its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) from the New York State Department of Transportation to add $1.830M in matched federal funds to the construction and construction inspection phases of its project #1722.71 to resurface Interstate 87 between Exit 16 and the Hudson River in Saratoga County. The request would also advance obligation of those phases to occur within the current federal fiscal year. Additional details on this amendment request are available at this link. A/GFTC procedures require that requested funding changes that exceed $1.0M are to be made available for public review and comment prior to A/GFTC Policy Committee approval. Comments may be transmitted to A/GFTC at 11 South Street, Suite 203, Glens Falls, NY 12801 or by email to aaron@agftc.org. Comments will be accepted through June 21, 2022.

Public Comment Open – Section 5310

Public comment will be accepted on the addition of three projects to the Transportation Improvement Program. These projects, recommended to be funded under the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Public Transportation grants program, will fund vehicle purchases by human service agencies within the MPO. More detail regarding the projects and public comment procedures is available at this link. Comment will be accepted in writing through June 21, 2022.

next Planning Committee meeting – rescheduled

The next regular meeting of the A/GFTC Planning Committee has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 18 at 1:30 PM via Zoom. Meeting access information is below.

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GGFT TIP Amendment request

Greater Glens Falls Transit has requested an amendment to the A/GFTC Transportation Improvement Program to change a project listing from the purchase of 4 replacement mini-buses to the purchase of two 30′ transit buses. The amendment request is available here: https://agftc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/GGFT-April-22-TIP-Amend.-Req-002.pdf . Public comments will be accepted through May 31, 2022 prior to final approval and may be transmitted through email to info@agftc.org, conventional mail to A/GFTC, 11 South Street Suite 203, Glens Falls, NY, or by using the Contact Us module of this website.

Next A/GFTC Planning Committee meeting

A meeting of the A/GFTC Planning Committee has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 at 10:30 via Zoom. The agenda will be limited to time-sensitive matters that require committee action. Access information is as follows:

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REVISED RFP – Queensbury Adaptive Signal Control Technology Feasibility Study

REVISED 4/12/2022 The Town of Queensbury, in collaboration with A/GFTC, has been awarded grant funds by NYSERDA for an Adaptive Signal Control Technologies Feasibility Study within and around the Aviation/Quaker Road corridor in Queensbury, NY. This feasibility study is intended to identify innovative signal-timing solutions to congestion management in and around the Aviation Road/Quaker Road corridor in Queensbury, New York. The study will analyze the feasibility of Adaptive Signal Control Technologies (ASCT), comparing ASCT to traditional signal timing improvements in terms of efficacy (changes in starts/stops, wait and travel times, etc.), potential reduction in greenhouse gases, ease of implementation, co-benefits, life cycle costs, and sustainability regarding operations and maintenance.

The REVISED RFP can be downloaded here. Please note that the Town of Queensbury is administering this project; all inquiries should be directed to Stuart Baker, contact information as noted within the RFP.

Special Meeting scheduled

A Special Meeting of the A/GFTC Planning Committee has been scheduled for Friday, March 18 at 9:00 to consider a time-sensitive TIP amendment request from Warren County DPW. The meeting will be remote access only via Zoom; access information is copied below.

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Funding Available — Section 5310 Program

The NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) recently announced that the next round of the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310) is now available. The goal of the Section 5310 Program is to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation services and expanding the transportation mobility options available.

The program provides financial assistance to agencies which provide transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. This includes the purchasing of buses, vans, wheelchair lifts, ramps, and transit-related technology systems, as well as enhanced transportation projects including travel training, volunteer driver programs, and mobility management.

CLICK HERE for more information from the NYSDOT website. Applications are due by March 21, 2022. A/GFTC staff is providing this information for informational purposes/reference only. Questions should be directed to NYSDOT Region 1 staff coordinator Audrey Burneson, (518) 457-9938, Audrey.Burneson@dot.ny.gov