RFP for Town of Queensbury Bicycling and Pedetrian Connections Improvement Plan

A/GFTC seeks proposals from qualified transportation planning and engineering firms to develop conceptual plans to improve pedestrian and bicyclist infrastructure between key non-motorized travel generators in the Town of Queensbury, including the Rush Pond Trail, Gurney Lane Recreation Park, the Warren County Municipal Center, the Warren County Bikeway, SUNY Adirondack, and the US Route 9 corridor near The Great Escape. The full RFP is linked here; responses are due by July 1, 2024.

Warrensburg / Main Street RFP

The Town of Warrensburg has requested assistance from the Adirondack / Glens Falls Transportation Council (A/GFTC) to prepare a conceptual design of the US Route 9 (Main Street corridor) through the central portion of the hamlet of Warrensburg. The goal of the project is to develop a community-supported vision of the roadway profile that better accommodates all potential users. Principal among the issues to be considered are pedestrian safety, ADA accessibility requirements, on-street parking, access management opportunities, streetscaping improvements, and commercial vehicle access.

The RFP for this project is available here: https://agftc.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/RFP_warrensburg-main-street-conceptual-plan.pdf . Responses are due to A/GFTC by 3:00 PM on Monday, April 22nd, 2024.

Town & Village of Greenwich Bicycle Pedestrian Connectivity Plan – Request for Proposals

The Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council (A/GFTC), acting on behalf of the Town and Village of Greenwich, is seeking consultant assistance to prepare a joint Town/Village pedestrian and bicycle connectivity plan. The project goal is to examine existing connections and network gaps at the municipal scale and identify opportunities to improve pedestrian accessibility and bicycle connectivity to key nodes.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks responses from interested and qualified professional transportation planning and engineering firms to develop a plan that identifies opportunities for improved bike-ped connectivity, establishes concepts and cost estimates for high-priority projects, and recommends a framework for implementation including realistic funding opportunities. The selected consultant team will work closely with A/GFTC staff, the Town and Village of Greenwich, NYSDOT Region 1, and community stakeholders to complete this analysis.

The full RFP, including submission requirements and deadlines, is available at the link: https://agftc.org/publications/greenwich-bike-ped-plan-rfp-2/

RFP – on-call transportation planning and engineering services

A/GFTC seeks to fill two openings on its roster of qualified transportation planning and engineering professional consultants to provide on-call assistance to participating municipalities and A/GFTC staff to implement the annual A/GFTC work program. The RFP is available here: https://agftc.org/publications/rfp-transportation-planning-and-engineering-services/. Responses are due to Aaron Frankenfeld via email to aaron@agftc.org by 3:00 PM, January 31, 2023.

Call for planning projects

A/GFTC seeks candidate transportation planning project requests from its member municipalities to advance the objectives of cooperative and coordinated regional transportation system improvement planning as outlined in this attachment. Please note that this request is for conceptual planning projects and technical assistance only; A/GFTC’s operating funds cannot be spent for advanced design or construction of projects.

Please also note the following:

  • There is no application form. A simple letter or email message describing the issue and location will suffice.
  • Local project requests will be accepted from Towns, Villages, Counties, and the City of Glens Falls. Those requests should be sent to A/GFTC by the chief elected official (Mayor or Supervisor).
  • Municipalities submitting multiple program requests are asked to indicate their prioritization of those requests.
  • Previous requests that have yet to be addressed by A/GFTC due to time or resource constraints may be re-submitted.
  • Awarded projects consistent with A/GFTC’s Planning Principles will be managed by A/GFTC staff and its consultant partners at no direct cash cost to municipalities. Local matching contributions are required in the form of in-kind services for all municipally sponsored projects.

Program requests are due to A/GFTC staff by December 12, 2022.

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.

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

TIP Project Solicitation

A/GFTC is currently updating its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the five-year roster of planned federally-funded investments in the surface transportation network. We are conducting a solicitation for federal aid – eligible highway, bridge, public transportation, and bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects to be considered for programming for Federal Fiscal Years 2022/23 through 2026/27.

Project applications must originate from municipalities that own and operate qualifying transportation infrastructure, so please contact your municipal elected officials or A/GFTC staff if there are specific issues or project concepts that you would like to see addressed in the capital program. A copy of the application form is available at this link: https://agftc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/AGFTC-TIP-Project-Application_2022.pdf

Request for Proposals

A/GFTC seeks to hire two professional consulting firms to provide transportation planning and engineering assistance to Council staff and member municipalities. Please the the RFP, linked here: https://agftc.org/publications/rfp-transportation-planning-and-engineering-assistance-contracts-2021/

Responses are due to A/GFTC staff by 3:00 PM, Friday, February 12, 2021.