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.

RFP for Streetscape Code Revisions – Village of Greenwich, NY

The Village of Greenwich, in Washington County, New York, has requested that the Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council direct transportation planning resources towards updating the Village’s local land use codes to be consistent with the 2019 Main Street Streetscape Plan, including Complete Streets policies and ADA regulations. Click here to view the RFP. Please note the 11/30/20 deadline and direct all inquiries to Jack Mance, AICP, A/GFTC Senior Transportation Planner.

Funding Solicitation — Section 5310 Program

2020 Solicitation — Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310)

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is pleased to announce the availability of $26.1 million in funding to enhance mobility options for seniors and persons with disabilities.

This funding, administered by NYSDOT and made available through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310), is intended to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to traditional transportation services and by expanding community mobility options.  

Funding for projects will be awarded through a competitive solicitation process and will require an applicant match. Prospective projects will be rated based on established criteria that includes performance measures, project relationship to identified gaps in service, and degree of integration and coordination with local transportation planning efforts.

Information regarding assistance identifying candidate projects, program guidance, application forms and details on program webinars will be on found at https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/policy-and-strategy/public-transportation/specialized-transportation/5310 shortly. Completed applications will be accepted electronically through March 16, 2020. For further information on this program opportunity or if you have any questions related to the posted materials, please contact NYSDOT at 5310MobilityApplications@dot.ny.gov or (518) 457-8335. Do not contact A/GFTC regarding 5310 application materials.

As part of the application process, applicants are required to reference the A/GFTC Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (click for link). This plan was adopted on July 10, 2018. Questions regarding the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan may be directed to A/GFTC via email to jmance@agftc.org.

Annual Work Program Solicitation

The Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council is currently developing its annual work program for the upcoming State Fiscal Year (April 2020 – March 2021).  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. The  annual update to the work program allows the Council to entertain new priorities that may have emerged over the past year and reconsider candidates previously submitted but not executed due to resource limitations. A/GFTC is requesting project candidates for SFY 2020-2021. Project requests are due from our municipalities by 11/29/2019.

RFP – Transportation Planning and Engineering Assistance Contracts

The Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council (A/GFTC), as the MPO for Warren and Washington Counties and the Town of Moreau in Saratoga County, is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide transportation planning and engineering services to the Council and its participating municipalities on an as-needed basis to enhance MPO activities and to assist with the implementation and execution of the biannual work program.

A/GFTC may use these agreements and assign work either in cooperation with area municipalities for selected projects or to assist A/GFTC staff with data collection or design review. A roster of three firms will be maintained. It is expected (but not guaranteed) that over the course of a year not more than two projects may be assigned to each selected firm. The total initial cost of each individual project issued under this contract will not exceed $20,000. Each agreement will establish an hourly rate schedule for services based upon assigned staff. The duration of the contract will be for a term of two (2) years with an optional renew clause for another two (2) years.  These projects are federally funded and will be subject to the certifications and conditions thereby required.

Please contact Aaron Frankenfeld, Transportation Planning Director, at aaron@agftc.org or by calling (518) 223 – 0086 , to confirm interest and obtain sample contracts and requirements.

Proposals will be accepted now through 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021. No proposals received after that time will be considered. Proposal evaluation and selection is anticipated by early March 2021. Please send one hardcopy and one PDF  version of the final proposal to A/GFTC at 11 South Street, Suite 203, Glens Falls, NY, 12801.