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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 2016-2021

Adirondack / Glens Falls
Transportation Council

2016 – 2021
Transportation Improvement Program

A/GFTC Committees and Staff       2016
Policy Committee

Mitch Suprenant, Chair      Supervisor, Town of Fort Edward
John Strough, Vice‐Chair      Supervisor, Town of Queensbury
Sam Zhou, Secretary      Regional Director, NYSDOT Region 1
John E. Barton    Mayor, Village of Hudson Falls
Robert M. Blais    Mayor, Village of Lake George
R. Gardner Congdon      Supervisor, Town of Moreau
Dennis Dickinson    Supervisor, Town of Lake George
Jack Diamond    Mayor, City of Glens Falls
Catherine Fedler    Supervisor, Town of Cambridge
Kevin B. Geraghty    Chairman, Warren County Board of Supervisors
Robert Henke    Chairman, Washington County Board of Supervisors
Dana Hogan    Supervisor, Town of Kingsbury
John LaPointe    Chairman, LC/LG Regional Planning Board
Joseph Moloughney    Director, Albany Div. NYS Thruway Authority
Joe Orlow      Mayor, Village of South Glens Falls
Frank Thomas    Supervisor, Town of Stony Creek
Matthew Traver    Mayor, Village of Fort Edward
Arthur “Mo” Wright    Chairman, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors

Technical Advisory Committee

Mike Valentine, Co‐Chair      Saratoga County Planning Board
Brian Abare     Superintendent, Village of South Glens Falls DPW
Stuart Baker    Senior Planner, Town of Queensbury
Dan Barusch    Director, Town of Lake George Planning and Zoning
Edward Bartholomew, Jr.      Community and Econ. Dev. Director, City of Glens Falls
Frank Bonafide    RPPM, NYSDOT Region 1
Brian Brockway    Superintendent of Highways, Town of Fort Edward
Tracy Conlon    Trustee, Village of Fort Edward
Michael Fiorillo    Superintendent of Public Works, Village of Hudson Falls
David Harrington    Superintendent of Public Works, Village of Lake George
Dana Hogan    Supervisor, Town of Kingsbury
Steven Haskins    Superintendent of Public Works, Washington County
Wayne LaMothe    Director, Warren County Planning Department
Laura Oswald    Director, Washington County Economic Development
Scott Sopczyk    Director, Greater Glens Falls Transit
Gary Tatro, Jr.    Assistant Albany Canal Engineer, NYS Canal Corporation
Jeffery Tennyson    Superintendent, Warren County DPW
Walter Young    Executive Director, LC/LG Regional Planning Board

Advisory Members

Michael Canavan    FHWA Albany Division
Lisa Cataldo     NYSDOT, Statewide Planning Bureau
Richard Lenseth    Passenger Transport Division, NYSDOT
Daniel Moser    Community Planner, FTA
Marilyn Shazor    Regional Administrator, FTA Region II

A/GFTC Staff

Monika Bulman    Administrative Assistant
Aaron Frankenfeld    Director, TAC Co‐Chair
Jack Mance     Senior Transportation Planner

Overview of the Adirondack / Glens Falls Transportation Council
The Adirondack / Glens Falls Transportation Council (A/GFTC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization
(MPO) designated by the  Governor of the State
of New York for Warren and Washington
Counties and the Town o f Moreau in Saratoga
County. It has the responsibility of developing
and maintaining both a Regional Transportation
Plan and a Transportation Improvement Program
for the area’s federal aid eligible highway and
public transit facilities.
The Council was estab lished in 1982 when the
population of the Glens Falls urbanized area
exceeded 50,000 as det ermined by the 1980
Census.  At that time the geographic area for
transportation planning was limited to the
Census‐defined urbanized area, and the original
name of the organization was the Glens Falls
Urban Area Transportation Council.   In 1993, the
Council voted to expand it s coverage to include
the rural areas of Warren and Washington
Counties and the entire town of Moreau in
Saratoga County, as shown in the map at right.
The official name of the Council was later
formally changed to the Adirondack / Glens Falls
Transportation  Council to reflect that expansion.
A/GFTC consists of two principal working groups – the Policy Committee and the Technical Advisory
Committee. The Policy Committee i s responsible for reviewing and approving all planning undertaken by
the Council and its staff.  This committee’s membership include s the Chairmen of the Boards of
Supervisors of Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties, the c hief elected officials from all urban
area cities, towns and villages  (Glens Falls, Queensbury, Morea u, Kingsbury, South Glens Falls, Hudson
Falls, Lake George and Fort Edwar d), the Chairman of the Lake Champlain‐Lake George Regional
Planning Board, the Regional Dire ctor from Region One of the New York State Department of
Transportation and a the Albany Division Director of the New Yo rk State Thruway Authority. In addition,
Warren and Washington Counties ea ch appoint one Town Supervisor from outside of the Glens Falls
Urban Area to act as rural repre sentatives. The Federal Highway  Administration, the Federal Transit
Administration, the U.S. Environ mental Protection Agency, and Greater Glens Falls Transit also provide
representation to the A/GFTC Po licy Committee in an Advisory Member capacity.
Policy Committee members also des ignate a representative to sit on the A/GFTC Technical Advisory
Committee (TAC). TAC members assume an active role in the devel opment of plans and programs

dealing with local transportation issues and addressing current and potential problems with the state
and local highway network and th e operation of the area’s transit service. Through the
intergovernmental forum of A/GFT C and its Technical Advisory Committee, local and regional
transportation issues are discussed and transportation policies  and programs are developed.  The result
of these planning activities is documented in the A/GFTC Long R ange Plan and in this Transportation
Improvement Program.
Transportation Improvement Program
The Transportation Improvement P rogram is a five‐year capital improvement program that allocates
federal highway and transit funds  to surface transportation projects that have been selected through
the MPO process. Inclusion of a project in this document allows  specific project development, design
and construction activities to p roceed using federal funds acco rding to the defined schedule. The TIP
provides information regarding federal funding assistance and p roject costs for the 2016‐2021 time
period. A/GFTC typically updates the TIP every two years to mai ntain a current list of projects and to
reflect its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRP) for the area.  The LRP is a planning tool that integrates
short‐term operational concerns with longer‐term system capacit y and maintenance issues for the
Projects that appear in the first four years of the program are  incorporated into the Statewide
Transportation Improvement Progr am (STIP) and generally have first priority for funding. Projects that
appear in later years may be ad vanced if changes in the first four years of the programming occur so
that resources are reasonably available to implement the progra m.
Programming Instruction
The New York State Department of Transportation, as the direct  recipient for federal transportation
funds, has considerable latitude  in the distribution of funds and formulation of programming strategies.
Noting that transportation funding needs far outweigh funding r esources, NYSDOT issued capital
programming instructions for TIPs  and the STIP to all NYS MPOs in September 2015. The 2016 TIP/STIP
Update will continue the State’s  “forward four” guiding principles:

 Preservation first ‐  preserve the functionality of the existing transportation syste m through
prioritization of preventative maintenance and corrective repairs
 System not projects ‐  consideration of how a particula r infrastructure asset relates to the larger
transportation system as a whole
 Maximize return on investments ‐  identification of timely, cost effective t reatments that are
designed to maximize the useful life of the particular asset
 Make it sustainable ‐  cost‐effective investments that promote economic competitivenes s, social
equity, and environmental stewardship

This programming strategy consti tutes a fundamental shift from  A/GFTC TIPs prior to 2013. Previous
capital program rosters typically  contained larger and more costly  system renewal and replacement
projects that were generally bey ond the scope of what a sponsor ing municipality could reasonably
achieve without outside technica l or capital assistance. While some  capital renewal projects are
retained within this program, the programming focus is on  pres ervation projects that are designed to

prevent infrastructure that is presently in fair to good condition from deteriorating into poor condition
and thus becoming much more cost ly to repair or replace. The expectation of this strategy is that it will
allow municipalities to maintain a greater percentage of transp ortation infrastructure in fair to good
condition at a lower cost.  Antic ipated consequences of such a strategy are a near‐term decline in overall
infrastructure conditions as wor k is advanced to stabilize the system, as well as the continued
deterioration of  that infrastruc ture that is already in poor condition.
How Projects Are Selected for Funding
Prior to the programming of any  new projects for this update, projects with existing commitments from
the 2013‐2018 TIP were reviewed an d updated. Some projects required rescheduling and others needed
cost revisions. Most location‐sp ecific projects included in this update are projects that have been
advanced from the prior TIP.
Several factors have resulted in reduced programming capacity f or capital projects in comparison to
previous TIPs. Revised federal program eligibility has significantly reduced the amount of available
capital that is available for bri dge repair and replacements, particularly for structur es that carry or cross
roadways that are not eligible for federal aid by virtue of the ir respective Functional Classification. In
addition, the State of New York has set aside 30% of certain fe deral transportation funding sources for
competitive statewide solicitatio ns, emergencies, and NYSDOT Commissioner initiatives. Finally, the
programming instructions issued by NYSDOT were accompanied by a  preservation target that mandated
a certain percentage of the regi onal capital program from FFY 2 016‐17 through FFY 2020‐21  be
dedicated towards preservation pr ojects. For these reasons, a formal solicitation for new TIP projects
from area municipalities and other eligible project sponsors wa s not conducted for the 2016‐21 TIP
update. While adjusting the progra m to reflect changes in costs and schedules, a concerted effort was
made to maintain funding allocations within this TIP in accorda nce with fiscal constraints.
Project needs that exceed presen t resources have been identified as “illustrative” projects. These
projects were proposed for the c urrent or previous TIP periods or have emerged from A/GFTC planning
initiatives and have been conside red by A/GFTC and acknowledged  as being valuable investments in the
transportation system. However, financial constraints, regulatory limitations, and programming strategy
require that those projects be delayed until adequate funding o r programming capacity becomes
available. Should additional resources materialize, these projects could be considered as candidates for
programming provided that fiscal constraint is preserved within the overall program.
Amending the Transportat ion Improvement Program
This Transportation Improvement  Program is a staged, multi‐year program of transportation
improvement projects developed t hrough a cooperative planning process by A/GFTC and federal, state,
regional and local participants.  Projects are reviewed and eval uated by the Technical Advisory
Committee (TAC) and recommended f or adoption by the Policy Committee. The adopted TIP must be
fiscally constrained to the fede ral transportation funds that are projected to be available in each year of
the program. Changes to the TIP T able of Projects (including scope, year of work, cost or addition of new
projects) require the review and approval of the TAC and/or the  Policy Committee depending on the
nature of the amendment (specific procedural requirements are s hown on the following page). Minor

changes may be approved by the TAC or A/GFTC staff. More significant changes require approval by the
Policy Committee. Changes that require Policy Committee consideration are subjected to public review
and comment prior to adoption.

Project Funding Categories
The following abbreviations have been used to describe various  project funding sources. All projects
funded with Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit  Administration funds are required to
be listed in an approved TIP and  STIP. Certain non‐federally funded transportation ‐ related projects may
also be listed within the TIP for informational purposes.
Federal Funding Categories & Abbreviations
HSIP ‐   Highway Safety Improvement Program:  funding for projects designed to achieve
significant reductions in traffi c fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads
NHPP‐  National Highway Performance Program: funding  for projects that support
progress toward achievement of national performance goals for i mproving
infrastructure condition, safety , mobility, or freight movement  on the National
Highway System, consistent with Metropolitan and Statewide plan ning
requirements. Program combines the  following former programs: Interstate
Maintenance, National Highway Sy stem, and Highway Bridge Program.
STP Flex –   Surface Transportation Program (flexible):  funding for road and bridge projects
along any federal‐aid eligible r oadway. A portion of STP funds  is eligible for
transfer to transit capital purposes when warranted.
STP  Off ‐  Surface Transportatio n Program (Off System Bridge): funding for repair or replacement
Sys Br     for structures that do not carry or cross components of the f ederal aid eligible
highway network
5307 –   Urbanized area formula grant program. Annual apportionments mad e to
designated urbanized areas with a population of 50,000+. Eligible to be used for
capital purchases and/or to defray  transit operating expenses. Includes program
eligibility from former FTA 5316  (Job Access and Reverse Commute).
5310 ‐     Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabili ties. Includes
program eligibility from for mer FTA 5317 (New Freedoms).
5339 ‐    Bus and Bus Facilities
5340 ‐    Growing States and High Density States Formula Program

Enhancement –  Special category of federal STP  funds available on a competitive basis for a variety of
projects that enhance the overall transportation system.
SDF (New York State Dedicated Fund) ‐  Category of New York State funds  provided for transportation
projects. A/GFTC does not administer SDF; projects listed solel y with SDF funding are for information
purposes only.

Funding Balance and Fiscal Constraint
Federal transportation law, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, requires that each MPO
TIP be balanced and fi scally constrained to the amount of federal funds that are reasonably expected to
be available over the TIP period.  A/GFTC is included in NYSDOT Region 1, which also includes the Capital
District and Essex and Greene Counties. This document has been  prepared in consultation with Region 1
staff to determine expected fu nding availability. Data listed in this TIP will be used in the development
of the Region’s program and the  Statewide TIP (STIP), which is also required to be balanced and fiscally
constrained.  A fiscal constrain t table is provided at the end of this document (Appendix A) that
demonstrates that programming proposed by this TIP is within su ballocated funding shares as agreed
upon by NYSDOT and A/GFTC.

Air Quality Impacts of the TIP

The A/GFTC Planning and Progra mming Area includes Warren County  and Washington County and the
Town of Moreau in Saratoga Count y. Warren and Washington Counties are designated as attainment
areas for air quality standards by  the US Environmental Protection Agency. Saratoga County (including
the Town of Moreau), as part of the Albany‐Schenectady‐Troy are a had been designated as a marginal
non‐attainment area  for ozone prior to July 2012. The Capital D istrict Transportation Committee (CDTC)
planning area borders A/GFTC and  carries out conformity testing for all of Saratoga County in
cooperation with A/GFTC and it s TIP. In July of 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency
revoked the Transportation Con formity requirements for 1997 8‐H our Ozone National Ambient Air
Quality Standards (NAAQS). The A lbany‐Schenectady‐Troy area is air quality attainment for the 2008 8‐
Hour Ozone NAAQS. For those reaso ns, an  Air Quality Conformity Determination is not required for this
2016‐21 Transportation Improvement Program.
Community Participation
Public involvement and consensus  are important and ongoing elements of the A/GFTC planning process.
The  A/GFTC  planning  process  strives  to  be  all‐inclusive  of  area   community  transportation  interests.
Beyond  the  representation  included  in  its  Technical  Advisory  and  Policy  Committees,  A/GFTC  seeks
additional  public  input  through  a  variety  of  media  that  include   attendance  at  area  community
expositions  and  fairs,  regular  contact  with  area  print  and  radio  media,  wide  distribution  of  documents
and plans as they are developed, and opinion surveys and direct mailings. Extensive public outreach was
conducted  as  part  of  the  ongoing  Long  Range  Plan  update  process .  Feedback  received  during  that
process affirms that the project  priorities programmed in this document as being current and relevant.

Notes on Project Listings:

 Project amounts are shown in $M (ex: 9.375 = $9,375,000). Unles s otherwise noted,
those amounts represent the total  cost of the project inclusive of all applicable local,
State and Federal shares.

 Projects listed in the Obligated column may be subject to rolling over or being carried
forward into the 2016‐17 throug h 2020‐21 program years. Those p rojects may be given
priority over other listed projects that have yet to be initiated. This may require that
other project schedules be adjusted as necessary to preserve fiscal constraint and
achieve the regional preservation target throughout the program .

 Project amounts were developed in Year 2016 dollars. The attached tables reflect Year
of Expenditure (YoE) adjustment s as recommended by NYSDOT. Infl ation factors were
applied to subsequent programming years as follows:

2017‐18    + 2.0%
2018‐19    + 4.0%
2019‐20    + 6.0%
2020‐21    + 8.0%
 Total matched programming for sp ecific projects to be obligated before October 1, 2021
is $121,424,000.  While the current program has b een reviewed and approved by
A/GFTC, no endorsement is given that this programming level is  an adequate sum to
allow our municipalities to meaningfully address the mounting t ransportation
infrastructure needs that face the region.

Highway and Bridge Projects

Capital Projects ‐ Highway and Bridge Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, or Repair
Design and ROW INC phases
Saratoga County and Warren County ROW ACQ and Construction / Inspection
TIP # Project Fund Source Obligated 5 yr fed $M Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Beyond Year 5
PIN 2016‐201
SAR 115 Route 9 over Interstate 87
4.220 0.150
104342 Bridge Repair 4.070
Town of Moreau
Lead Agency: NYSDOT
SAR 122 Town of Moreau Pavement Preservation Projects STP Flex
176012 Reservoir Road and Feeder Dam Road, Town of Moreau
Lead Agency: Town of Moreau
SAR 123 CR 31 Pavement Preservation Project STP Flex
0.057 0.000
176020 US Route 9 to Clark Road (1.8 miles), Town of Moreau 0.733
Lead Agency: Saratoga County
SAR 124 CR 27 Pavement Preservation Project STP Flex
0.574 0.055
176064 NYS Route 32 to CR 28 (1.22 miles), Town of Moreau 0.519
Lead Agency: Saratoga County
WAR 100 Middleton Bridge over the Schroon River STP Off Sys. Br.
0.325 3.706 0.127 3.579
175527 Bridge Replacement on new alignment
Town of Bolton / Town of Warrensburg
Lead Agency: Warren CountyWAR 131
I 87 R t 9 / P tt ill
9 990
0 000
WAR 131 I‐87 over Route 9
/ Pottersville I‐M
172204 Bridge Replacement State Bond funds
Town of Chester SDF
Lead Agency: NYSDOT
WAR 153 Blair Road over Mill Brook STP Off Sys. Br.
0.367 0.000
175913 Bridge Replacement 0.995
Town of Horicon
Lead Agency: Warren County
TOTAL 16.142 8.500 0.574 0.150 4.070 0.127 3.579 0.000

Capital Projects ‐ Highway and Bridge Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, or Repair
Design and ROW INC phases
Warren County ROW ACQ and Construction / Inspection
TIP # Project Fund Source Obligated 5 yr fed $M Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Beyond Year 5
PIN 2016‐201
WAR 154 Palisades Road (CR 26) over Brant Lake Inlet
STP Off Sys. Br.
175928 Element‐specific repairs(scour abatement)
Town of Horicon
Lead Agency: Warren County
WAR 159 Lake George Complete Streets Project ‐ Route 9 TEP
175969 Implementation of Complete Streets Concepts D. of State
Town of Lake George
WAR 160 Lake George Gateway Improvements ‐ Route 9 STP FLEX
0.900 0.000
175967 Access Management, Bike‐Ped Improvements STP FLEX
NHPP (STEP) 8.198
Lead Agency: Town of Lake George EFC / GIGP
WAR 161 Town of Warrensburg Sidewalk Improvements SRTS
175956 Various Locations
Lead Agency: Town of Warrensburg
WAR 162 Route 9 over Trout Brook ‐ Bridge Replacement STP FLEX
104354 Town of Chester
Lead Agency: NYSDOT
WAR 170 CR 44 (BIN 3305330) over the Hudson River Bridge Painting STP Flex
176000 Town of Lake Luzerne / Town of Hadley
Lead Agency: Warren Count
WAR 171
Warren County Bridge Painting Project
STP Off Sys Br
0 913
0 000
176001BIN 3305180 ‐ CR 31 over the Schroon, Chester
BIN 3305710 ‐ CR 13 over Patterson Brook, Thurman
Lead Agency: Warren County
TOTAL 15.098 2.582 1.079 1.503 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Capital Projects ‐ Highway and Bridge Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, or Repair
Design and ROW INC phases
Warren County ROW ACQ and Construction / Inspection
TIP # Project Fund Source Obligated 5 yr fed $M Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Beyond Year 5
PIN 2016‐2017 2017‐2018 2018‐2019 2019‐2020 2020‐2021 Post‐TIP
WAR 172 Warren County Asbestos Abatement / Bridge Painting Project
STP Off Sys. Br.0.776 0.055
176002 BIN 3305640 ‐ Denecker Road / Roaring Branch Brook, Stony Creek 0.721
BIN 3360330 ‐ CR 78 over 13th Lake Brook, Johnsburg
Lead Agency: Warren County
Note: BIN 3305340 ‐ Hudson Street over Mill Creek, Johnsburg, to
be advanced as a separate project.
WAR 173 Warren County Pavement Preservation Project STP Flex0.7850.000
176003 CR 17, 79, and 52 ‐ Town of Queensbury
Lead Agency: Warren Count
WAR 175 West Mountain Road Pavement Preservation Project STP Flex0.7490.000
176018 Aviation Road to Glen Court ‐ Town of Queensbury
Lead Agency: Warren Count
WAR 176 South Johnsburg Road (CR 57) over Mill Creek  STP Off Sys. Br.1.945 0.281
175727 Culvert Rehabilitation or Replacement 1.664
Town of Johnsburg
BIN 3305370
Lead Agency: Warren Count
WAR 177 Interstate 87 over Route 9, BINs 1005741 and 1005742 NHPP10.200 0.425
172246 Bridge Repair or Rehabilitation 0.425
Town of Lake George 9.350
Lead Agency: NYSDO
WAR 178 NYS Route 9N Pavement Repairs NHPP
111658 Spot repairs between Lake George and Bolton
Town of Lake George, Town of Bolton
Lead Agency: NYSDO
WAR 179 Bay Road Pavement Preservation Project STP Flex1.140 0.086
176019 CR 17 to Cronin Road ‐ Town of Queensbury 1.054
Lead Agency: Warren Count
WAR 180 Sanford Street Pavement Preservation STP Flex0.402 0.027
176066 NYS 9L to City line (0.66 miles), City of Glens Falls 0.375
Lead Agency: City of Glens Falls
TOTAL 1.534 15.563 3.441 0.827 9.631 1.664 0.000 0.000

Capital Projects ‐ Highway and Bridge Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, or Repair
Design and ROW INC phases
Washington County ROW ACQ and Construction / Inspection
TIP # Project Fund Source Obligated 5 yr fed $M Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Beyond Year 5
PIN 2016‐201
WAS 101 County Route 113 over Batten Kill
STP Off Sys. Br.
0.473 5.569 5.569
175532 Bridge replacement
Town of Greenwich, Town of Easton
Lead Agency: Washington County
WAS 103 County Route 61 over Batten Kill (Shushan) STP Off Sys. Br.
2.644 0.338
175528 Bridge rehabilitation 2.306
Town of Jackson, Town of Salem
Lead Agency: Washington County
WAS 126 County Route 10 over the Poultney River STP Off Sys. Br.
0.618 0.618
175725 Bridge replacement
(Cost shown = 1/2; project costs shared with State of Vermont)
Town of Whitehall
Lead Agency: State of Vermont
WAS 138 Town of Putnam Rail Crossing Upgrade
0.340 0.000
193321 Installation of At‐Grade Rail Crossing Equipment
Town of Putnam
Lead Agency: NYSDOT
WAS 143 Kid Power & School Access Project
0.488 0.000
Install sidewalks, ramps, signs at various locationsPurchase safety equipment and develop educational materialsPurchase sa
fety equ
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l  mater
Lead Agency: Village of Fort Edward
WAS 145 Washington County Bridge Painting Project STP Off Sys. Br.
0.049 0.000
176005 BIN 3306120 ‐ Lower Turnpike over the Mettawee, Granville 1.055
BIN 3306710 ‐ Center Falls Road / Batten Kill, Greenwich / Jackson
Lead Agency: Washington County
WAS 150 East Street Pavement Preservation Project STP Flex
0.025 0.000
176007 Village of Fort Edward 0.333
Lead Agency: Village of Fort Edward
Lead Agency: Village of Fort Edward
WAS 151 CP Rail / NYS 149 Rail Crossing Upgrade
0.015 0.285
193329 Upgrade of At‐Grade Rail Crossing Equipment 0.285
Town of Kingsbury
Lead Agency: NYSDOT
TOTAL 9.116 0.285 5.569 0.956 2.306 0.000 0.000

Capital Projects ‐ Highway and Bridge Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, or Repair
Design and ROW INC phases
Washington County ROW ACQ and Construction / Inspection
TIP # Project Fund Source Obligated 5 yr fed $M Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Beyond Year 5
PIN 2016‐2017 2017‐2018 2018‐2019 2019‐2020 2020‐2021 Post‐TIP
WAS 152 NYS Route 196 over Dike Road / Champlain Canal
NHPP2.240 2.240
102409 Bridge Repair or Rehabilitation
Town of Kingsbury
Lead Agency: NYSDOT
WAS 153 NYS Route 67 over the Battenkill RR, BIN 1029260 NHPP7.765 0.340
118836 Bridge Rehabilitation or Replacement  7.425
Town of White Creek
Lead Agency: NYSDOT
WAS 154 NYS Route 29 over Batten Kill, BIN 1020720 NHPP4.190 0.330
123627 Bridge Replacement 3.860
Town of Easton, Town of Greenwich
Lead Agency: NYSDOT
WAS 155 Baldwin Corners Road over the Champlain Canal STP Off Sys. Br.4.9504.950
Bridge Repair or Rehabilitation
Town of Fort AnnLead Agency: NYSDOT
WAS 156 CR 75 and CR 40 Pavement Preservation STP Flex0.714 0.071
176065CR 75 from Warren County line to US 4, Village of Hudson Falls
CR 40 from US4 to CR 37, Town of Fort Edward1.46 total milesL d A W hi t C tLead Agency:
WAS 157 Wrights Ferry Road Rail Crossing Signalization Upgrade HSIP Rail0.283 0.015
CP Rail Crossing at Wrights Ferry Road
Town of PutnamLead Agency: NYSDOT
WAS 158 Church Street over the Mettawee River, BIN 3‐20366‐0 NHPP5.200 0.610
176055 Bridge Replacement 4.590
Village of Granville
State MOU Project, no local match required
Lead Agency: Washington County
TOTAL 25.342 5.366 0.983 11.895 7.098 0.000 0.000

Regional Setasides ‐ State Highway System
Design and ROW INC phases
ROW ACQ and Construction / Inspection
TIP # Project Fund Source Obligated 5 yr fed $M Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Beyond Year 5
PIN 2016‐201
REG 15 Durable Pavement Markings and
181010 181015 181036 181057 181065
181010CARDS installation NHPP2.250 0.013 0.013 0.013 0.013 0.013
181015 NHPP0.013 0.013 0.013 0.013 0.013
181036 NHPP0.425 0.425 0.425 0.425 0.425
181057 Lead Agency: NYSDOT STP FLEX0.9380.188 0.188 0.188 0.188 0.188
181065 REG 23 Traffic Signal Rebuild PIN:
181006 181006 181016 181016 181063
181006NHPP0.450 0.008 0.008 0.008 0.008 0.008
181016 NHPP0.008 0.008 0.008 0.008 0.008
181063 Lead Agency: NYSDOT NHPP0.075 0.075 0.075 0.075 0.075
STP FLEX 0.1560.031 0.031 0.031 0.031 0.031
REG 110 State Bridge Preservation Setaside PIN:
180898 181027 181034 194130 TBD
180957 180958
181027 NHPP4.875 0.050 0.050 0.050 0.050 0.050
181034 NHPP0.075 0.075 0.075 0.075 0.075
194130 NHPP0.850 0.850 0.850 0.850 0.850
TBD STP FLEX1.8750.375 0.375 0.375 0.375 0.375
180958 Lead Agency: NYSDOT
REG 117 State Pavement Preservation Setaside PIN:
181007 181012 181039 181066 181068
180967 180968 181040 181067 181069
180961 180962 181059 181030
NHPP 10.188 0.013 0.013 0.013 0.013 0.013
NHPP 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025
NHPP 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000
Lead Agency: NYSDOT HSIP0.6250.125 0.125 0.125 0.125 0.125
STP FLEX 12.5002.500 2.500 2.500 2.500 2.500
REG 118 ADA Compliance PIN:
181007 180971 181029 181066 181068
181007NHPP0.413 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003
180971 NHPP0.005 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.005
181029 NHPP0.075 0.075 0.075 0.075 0.075
181068 Lead Agency: NYSDOT
TOTAL 34.269 6.854 6.854 6.854 6.854 6.854 0.000

Regional Setasides ‐ State Highway System
Design and ROW INC phases
ROW ACQ and Construction / Inspection
TIP # Project Fund Source Obligated 5 yr fed $M Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Beyond Year 5
PIN 2016‐2017 2017‐2018 2018‐2019 2019‐2020 2020‐2021 Post‐TIP
REG 119 Rustic Rail Replacement
180996 180974 181031 181055 181073
180996STP FLEX
2.588 0.017 0.017 0.017 0.017 0.017
180974 STP FLEX
0.023 0.023 0.023 0.023 0.023
181031 STP FLEX
0.478 0.478 0.478 0.478 0.478
181073 Lead Agency: NYSDOT
REG 122 Guiderail Replacement PIN:
181003 181008 181013 181013 TBD
181003STP FLEX
0.863 0.009 0.009 0.009 0.009 0.009
181008 STP FLEX
0.013 0.013 0.013 0.013 0.013
181013 STP FLEX
0.150 0.150 0.150 0.150 0.150
TBD Lead Agency: NYSDOT
REG 123 Large Culvert Replacements PIN:
181004 181004 181009 181014 181035
1.375 0.0125 0.0125 0.0125 0.0125 0.0125
181009 NHPP
0.0125 0.0125 0.0125 0.0125 0.0125
181014 NHPP
0.250 0.250 0.250 0.250 0.250
181035 Lead Agency: NYSDOT STP Flex
0.7810.156 0.156 0.156 0.156 0.156
REG 124 Slope Repairs PIN:
180902 STP FLEX
1.075 0.010 0.010 0.010 0.010 0.010
181032 STP FLEX
0.015 0.015 0.015 0.015 0.015
0.190 0.190 0.190 0.190 0.190
REG 125 Pedestrian Safety Action Plan ‐ Phase 1 HSIP
3.310 0.100
10PS01 Amount shown is total for various locations in Region 1 3.210
TBD Lead Agency: NYSDO
REG 126 Pedestrian Safety Action Plan ‐ Phase 2 HSIP
3.310 0.050 0.050
10PS02 Amount shown is total for various locations in Region 1 3.210
TBD Lead Agency: NYSDOT
TOTAL 13.301 4.696 1.386 4.546 1.336 1.336 0.000

Regional Setasides and Bicycle / Pedestrian Program
Design and ROW INC phases
Local Highway System
ROW ACQ and Construction / Inspection
TIP # Project Fund Source Obligated 5 yr fed $M Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Beyond Year 5
PIN 2016‐2017 2017‐2018 2018‐2019 2019‐2020 2020‐2021 Post‐TIP
REG 102 Local System HSIP SolicitationHSIP
1.395 1.395
180752 Projects to be awarded through competitive solicitation
REG 120 Local Pavement Preservation STP FLEX
4.700 0.300 0.200 0.200
Lead Agency: Local Municipalities 1.800 1.100 1.100
1TO427 Projects to be awarded through competitive solicitation
REG 121 Local Bridge Preservation STP Off Sys. Br.
2.069 0.469
Lead Agency: Local Municipalities 1.600
Projects to be awarded through competitive solicitation
BPS 200 Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Setaside STP FLEX
1.185 1.185
1RB001 Projects to be awarded through competitive solicitation
MTC 209 Make the Connection Program STP
175931 Quaker Street Sidewalk Improvements
Town / Village of Granville
Lead Agency: Village of Granville
MTC 216 Make the Connection Program STP
175946 West Brook Conservation Initiative ‐ Sidewalk Connection Project
Village of Lake George
Lead Agency: Warren County
MTC 218 Make the Connection Program STP
175948 Town of Johnsburg Sidewalk Replacement Project
Town of Johnsburg
Lead Agency: Town of Johnsburg
MTC 221 Make the Connection Program STP
0.064 0.000
175966 Hudson Street Sidewalk Replacement 0.120
Town of Warrensburg
Lead Agency: Town of Warrensburg
WAR 174 Transportation Alternatives Program STP
0.102 0.000
176010 Fire Road, Crandall Park, and Kensington Road Elementary School 0.498
Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs ‐ City of Glens Falls
Lead Agency:  City of Glens Falls
TOTAL 0.432 9.940 0.591 0.000 6.749 1.300 1.300 0.000

Illustrative Highway and Bridge Projects
The following projects have been identified through ongoing discussions at A/GFTC as desired
improvements to the transportation system. Currently, insuffici ent programming capacity exists to allow
for the inclusion of these proje cts within the TIP. Cost estimates for all of the illustrative projects have
not been generated, bu t the cumulative total cost to implement  these improvements would easily
exceed the total amount of funds  available for this current program.
 U.S. Route 9 / NYS 149 / Exit 20 Congestion Improvements

 U.S. Route 4 / NYS 32 Intersec tion Improvements (Kingsbury)

 U.S. Route 9 Congestion Improvem ents ‐ Exit 17 to NYS 197, Town of

 Replacement of functionally obsolete bridges:
o NYS 197 over the Hudson River (Fort Edward)
o U.S. Route 4 over the Hudson River (Greenwich)
o I‐87 over Corinth Road (Exit 18) (Queensbury)
o Baldwin Corners Road over the Champlain Canal (Hartford)
o East Street over the Champlain Canal (Fort Edward)

 Other bridge replacements:
o NYS Route 28 over the Hudson River (Thurman)
o Route 67 over Owl Kill (White Creek)
o Church Street over the Mettawee (Granville)

  County Route 19 Reconstruction (Chester)

 Murray Street Reconstruction (Glens Falls)

 Exit 18 reconfiguration (Queensbury)

 Route 4 geometric improvements (Washington County)

Transit Projects

Transit Projects
Construction / Purchase ‐ Federal $
FTA 5307, 5339, and 5340 Construction / Purchase ‐ NYS Public Transportation Modernization and Enhancement Program
Construction / Purchase ‐ NYS Accelerated Transit Capital Grant Program
TIP # Project Fund Source Obligated 5 yr fed $M Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Beyond Year 5
PIN 2016‐201
TR 102
Public Transportation Operating Assistance FTA 5307
1.7309.947 1.911 1.950 1.989 2.028 2.069
AGFTC02Greater Glens Falls Transit
Federal Share of Listed Amount = 50%
TR 113 Replace Two (2) 2012 Paratransit Buses FTA 5307
AGFT13 Greater Glens Falls Transit
Federal Share of Listed Amount = 80%
TR 115 Facility Rehabilitation FTA 5307, 5339
0.4500.150 0.090 0.150 0.150
AGFT15 Greater Glens Falls Transit and 5340
Federal Share of Listed Amount = 80%
Facility A/C and related improvements (orange) from NYS funds
(Public Transportation Modernization and Enhancement Program)
TR 127 GGFT Preventative Maintenance FTA 5307
0.1000.530 0.102 0.104 0.106 0.108 0.110
AGFT27 Greater Glens Falls Transit FTA 5340
Federal Share of Listed Amount = 80%
TR 137 Replace Four (4) 2009 30′ Transit Buses FTA 5307, 5339
1.350 1.350
AGFT37 Greater Glens Falls Transit and 5340
Federal Share of Listed Amount = 80%
One vehicle to be purchased with NYS Funds 0.450
(Public Transportation Modernization and Enhancement Program)
TR 138 Replace Battery Module on 2011 Hybrid Bus FTA 5307, 5339
AGFT38 Greater Glens Falls Transit and 5340dlh fid %Federal Share of Listed Amount = 80
TR 139
Replace Three (3) 2006 Trolley Buses FTA 5307, 5339
AGFT39 Greater Glens Falls Transit and 5340
Federal Share of Listed Amount = 80%
TR 140 Replace Two (2) 2009 Trolley Buses FTA 5307, 5339
0.420 0.420
AGFT40 Greater Glens Falls Transit and 5340
Federal Share of Listed Amount = 80%
TR 141 Replace Four (4) 2013 mini buses FTA 5307
AGFT41 Greater Glens Falls Transit and 5339
Federal Share of Listed Amount = 80%
TR 142 Solar Panel Array for GGFT Operations / Maintenance Facility SDF
AGFT33 Greater Glens Falls Transit
100% funded from NYS Accelerated Transit Capital Program
TOTAL 1.830 13.819 3.285 2.144 4.045 2.556 2.329 2.110

Transit ProjectsFTA 5310Construction / Purchase
TIP # Project Fund Source Obligated 5 yr fed $M Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Beyond Year 5
PIN 2016‐2017 2017‐2018 2018‐2019 2019‐2020 2020‐2021 Post‐TIP
TBDTransportation Services for the Elderly and Disabled FTA 5310
0.4390.000 0.103 0.112 0.112 0.112
awarded on an annual basis by A/GFTC and NYSDOT, projects listed
for informational purposes($ shown is est. planning target)
TR 134 CWI ‐ Purchase Two 28‐Passenger 5310 Vehicles FTA 5310
182398 Community Work and Independence, Inc.
TR 135 FHI ‐ Purchase Two 5310 (16 and 20 passenger) Vehicles FTA 5310
182399 Fort Hudson Nursing Center, Inc
TR 136 VNA ‐ Purchase One 16‐Passenger 5310 vehicle  FTA 5310
182400 Visiting Nurse Association
TR 142 Purchase One 4‐Passenger Vehicle FTA 5310
182195 Fort Hudson Nursing Center
Federal Share of Listed Amount = 80%
TR 143 Purchase One 16‐Passenger Vehicle FTA 5310
182196 Community Work and Independence, Inc.
Federal Share of Listed Amount = 80%
TOTAL 0.296 0.560 0.121 0.103 0.112 0.112 0.112 0.000

Appendix A ‐ Fiscal Constraint Table

Fiscal Constraint TableFFY 2016‐17 FFY 2017‐18 FFY 2018‐19 FFY 2019‐20 FFY 2020‐21 Total STIP Total TIP
Federal Fund Source Available Programmed Available Programmed Available Programmed Available Programmed Available Programmed Available Programmed Available Programmed
HSIP 0.404 0.125 0.404 0.125 0.404 1.520 0.404 0.125 0.404 0.125 1.616 1.895 2.020 2.020HSIP Rail
0.285 0.285 0.285 0.285 0.285 0.285
NHPP 8.368 10.325 8.368 8.195 8.368 13.260 8.368 6.150 8.368 3.910 33.472 37.930 41.840 41.840
STP Flex 7.738 8.758 7.738 11.580 7.738 7.440 7.738 5.455 7.738 5.455 30.950 33.233 38.688 38.688
STP Off System Bridge 4.696 12.497 4.696 0.618 4.696 2.688 4.696 4.097 4.696 3.579 18.783 19.900 23.479 23.479
FTA 5307, 5339 2.922 3.005 2.922 2.334 2.922 4.045 2.922 2.556 2.922 2.329 11.690 11.940 14.612 14.269
and 5340
FTA 5310 0.121 0.121 0.103 0.103 0.112 0.112 0.112 0.112 0.112 0.112 0.448 0.448 0.560 0.560
Total 24.534 35.116 24.231 22.955 24.240 29.065 24.240 18.495 24.240 15.510 97.244 105.631 121.484 121.141
Unprogrammed amounts from prior years are rolled into following years.
Amounts shown are matched (include State and Local shares)

Appendix B ‐ A/GFTC Self‐Certification

Adirondack / Glens Falls Transportation Council

2016 Self-Certification


The Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council is the designated MPO for urban
transportation planning an d programming in the Glens Falls Urbanized Area. The
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Glens Falls Urban Area
Transportation Council (GFTC) and the Governor was signed in 1982 and amended
in 1985. The MOU describes the roles of GFTC and responsibilities of GFTC and its
committees. In October 1994, by resolu tion of the Council, the planning and
programming boundaries were extended to the entirety of Warren and Washington
Counties and the Town of Moreau in northern Saratoga County, and in March 1997
another resolution changed the name of the MPO to the Adirondack/Glens Falls
Transportation Council (A/GFTC) to reflect the expanded planning and programming

As is the case with all MPOs in New York State, A/GFTC is not a legal entity in and
of itself. It depends upon a host agency to provide payroll and legal services and to
contract with consultants for planning studies. At its inception, the host agency for
A/GFTC was the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Due to a
desire on the part of area governments to assert local ownership of the MPO, a
change in the host agency arrangement was made in September 1996 that
established the Lake Champlain/Lake Ge orge Regional Planning Board (RPB) as
A/GFTC’s host agency. The current staff positions (the Transportation Planning
Director, the Senior Transportation Planner and an Administrative Assistant) are
employed by the RPB and work in the A/GF TC staff office located in the City of
Glens Falls at 11 South Street, Suite 203. The staff has the responsibility of
managing consultant studies specified in the UPWP, conducting technical analyses,
purchasing of supplies and equipment, and carrying out the balance of the duties
necessary to function as an MPO. The RPB serves as a member of the various
A/GFTC committees and provides payroll services, audits, accounting and legal
services. The RPB makes first instance payments of the bills for goods and services
contracted for by A/GFTC. The host agency agreement between the RPB and
NYSDOT was renewed in 2012 for a term of ten years. The Joint Cooperative
Planning Agreement was approved by A/GF TC’s Policy Committee in January 2010.
It has been signed by A/GFTC, GGFT and NYSDOT.


The Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council adopted a Unified Planning Work
Program for 2016-2017 in March of 2016. The work program includes ongoing
public participation activities, data colle ction and performance measurement tasks,
traffic modeling, technical assistance to municipalities, Geographic Information
system (GIS) work, long range plan devel opment, and corridor-planning activities
described in support of issues identified in the current A/GFTC Long Range Plan.

The Local Transportation Planning and En gineering Assistance program is also
demand response to individual community requests and subject to regional
approval and is intended to help communities address issues in support of A/GFTC
goals, objectives, and principals.

2. Transportation Plan
A/GFTC’s 2035 Long Range Plan was adopted by the Council in November 2013.
Conformity approval will no longer be required for the A/GFTC TIP on account of the
classification of Albany-Schenectady-Troy area as air quality attainment for the
2008 ozone standard effective as of July 20, 2012 and the United States
Environmental Protection Agency’s revocati on of conformity requirements effective
on July 20 of 2013. The LRP lists all current State and Federal planning factors and
emphasis areas as well as A/GFTC’s own Twelve Planning Principles. Through
analysis of data, regional priorities and projects are identified as candidates for
implementation through A/GFTC’s Un ified Planning Work Program and
Transportation Improvement Program. Thorou gh public outreach (including surveys
and public meetings) was conducted to solicit input from individuals and public
agencies. A/GFTC staff participates on the Adirondack Gateway Council, a not-for-
profit organization involved in region al planning and economic development.

An update to the LRP will be initiated in 2017, with an anticipated horizon date of

3. The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The 2013-2018 Transportation Improvemen t Program is the current MPO capital
program. It was approved by A/GFTC in June 2013. The draft 2016-2021
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was approved on May 4, 2016, for
public review and comment. As is the case with the LRP, conformity approval will no
longer be required for the TIP on acco unt of the classification of Albany-
Schenectady-Troy area as air quality attainment for the 2008 ozone standard
effective as of July 20, 2012 and the United States Environmental Protection
Agency’s revocation of conformity requir ements effective on July 20 of 2013.
During development of both TIP documents, fiscal constraint was applied in
coordination with NYSDOT Region 1. A/GFTC worked cl osely with its members and
NYSDOT Region 1 to identify appropriate projects that could safely be deferred as a
result of program limitations. Through th ese and similar coordinated efforts the
current TIP has remained both balanced and fi scally constrained. Individual projects
are clearly identifiable an d are consistent with the adopted A/GFTC Long Range
Plan. TIP amendment procedures are consistent with guidance from federal
regulatory agencies and were amended in January 2010 to refine the distinctions
between amendments and administrative modifications. The Annual Listing of
Obligated Projects for the most recently comp leted federal fiscal year is available on
A/GFTC’s website.

A/GFTC’s website features an interactive project viewer that was developed to

address the required visualization techniques. The viewer, based on the intuitive
GoogleMaps platform, displays project data, financial information, maps, and
photographs of planned and completed projects.

4. Technical Studies and Emphasis Areas
Technical studies are proceeding consiste nt with the current UPWP. Bicycle and
pedestrian planning continues to be an emphasis area for A/GFTC, and targeted
safety evaluations are an em erging focus. Studies and projects undertaken during
the last year include:

o A transportation impact analysis of proposed changes to commerc ial zoning in the area of
Interstate 87 Exit 18 in the Town of Queensbury.

o A bridge preservation and asset  management strategy for all locally‐owned bridges in the
A/GFTC area.

o Initiation of a reassessment of the Dix Avenue corridor.

o A streetscaping and bicycle and pedestrian improvement plan for  River Street in the Town
of Warrensburg.

o A draft crash data analysis for Warren County.

o A crash analysis of the CR 21 a nd CR 18 intersection in the Tow n of Whitehall.

o Data collection for an ADA Trans ition Plan for the Town of Queensbury.

o Initiation of an infrastructure flood vulnerability assessment  for the White Creek watershed
in the Town of Salem.

o Mapping and technical assistance  to Greater Glens Falls Transit, including completion of
updated map graphics to be used by  GGFT for enhanced outreach materials.

o Provided transportation‐related assistance, including bicycle a nd pedestrian trail planning,
to member municipalities as needed or requested.

o Collection of transportation related data, including completion  of the fourth cycle of
pavement scoring.

5. Special Considerations in the Transportation Planning Process
(a) Title VI: A/GFTC is a designated sub-recipient under NYSDOT’s DBE program
and maintains ongoing compliance efforts. Title VI/DBE reports are submitted
on a semi-annual basis to NYSDOT an d the Council has also signed on to

NYSDOT’s DBE plan. A/GFTC has never received any discrimination
complaints. The Environmental Justice review is updated as plans and
regional demographics change and will be updated in conjunction with the
approval of new TIP in 2016. Special considerations for elderly and disabled
persons are consistent with ADA requirements and are provided in the
transportation planning process and in community participation projects.
Specific outreach to senior organizations was conducted as part of the LRP
update and FTA 5310 solicitations. A/GF TC public transit planning efforts
includes consideration of services for elderly, disabled per sons and for those
who choose not to drive. MPO meetings are always held in ADA-accessible
facilities. Accessibility was a key crit erion in determining A/GFTC’s site
selection for staff offices in 2010; severa l non-accessible site candidates were
ruled out on that basis. ADA compliance is monitored through the ADA
paratransit services offered by the loca l transit operator and staff review of
federally-funded projects and plans. Periodic review of local demographics
continues to suggest that ethnic populations are insuffi ciently large to
warrant targeted Limited English Population programs at this time. That data
will be periodically reassessed in conj unction with future updates to the
Environmental Justice review.

(b) Private Operators – Consideration is given to private transportation
providers. Private transportation oper ators will be considered and involved
in any future planning efforts to devel op additional services to rural areas,
particularly as part of the implementation of the recently updated
Coordinated Human Services Transpor tation Plan. An update to a staff-
developed transportation provider service directory that includes
information about private services, including taxis and limousine services,
and was originally developed in 1996 and updated in 1999, is planned for
2016 as part of a rural mobility needs assessment.

(c) Planning Factors – Up-to-date State and F ederal planning factors and
emphasis areas are used to develop A/GFTC plans and programs and to
guide project selection processes. A/GFTC staff continues to maintain its
relationships with local land us e planning organizations through
communication and consultation. Progra mming instructions consistent with
NYSDOT’s Forward Four principles, emphasizing maintenance and
preservation activities over “worst-first” infrastructure replacement projects,
have been thoroughly incorporated within the development of the draft 2016-
21 TIP.

(d) Congestion Management Process – No process in place (not required for

(e) Public Involvement – The A/GFTC Public Involvement Policy was updated
and approved in 2014. A/GFTC actively solicits public involvement through

media, public meetings, mailings, and at events where the public gathers.
A/GFTC staff regularly meets with loca l officials, participates in public
meetings, and hold public informatio n meetings and planning forums to
involve the general public and concer ned businesses and agencies. Special
efforts are made to involve freight and transit users in all corridor and related
planning activities. All meetings of A/GFTC’s Technical Advisory and Policy
Committees are open to the public. Local newspapers are notified of
meetings. The agendas for those meetings regularly include a section for “Visitors Issues”. Legal notices are issu ed during the development of all core
publications, announcing the opportunity for public review and comment. The
A/GFTC website contains all recent MP O products , meeting minutes and the
most current versions of annual or recurring do cuments. The website allows
for public comment on publications and provides opportunities for the public
to contact staff to ask questions about any transportation concern they may
have, and is also a portal that allows for participation in the LRP survey.
A/GFTC staff also utilizes social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter,
and a blog dedicated to outreach related to development of the LRP, to notify
the public of ongoing activities.

C. Administrative/Management

1. Progress Reports are prepared and submitted on a monthly basis at the
request of our Host Agency (RPB). They are complete and comprehensive.

2. Bills are submitted and paid based on the processing schedule of the host
agency, the LC/LGRPB. Vendor inquiries for delayed reimbursements are
infrequent. The RPB is a small organization that can encounter difficulty in first-
instancing funds when previous expenditures have not been reimbursed in a
timely manner (longer than 30 days); untimely payments have decreased
significantly in recent years.

3. Audits are completed in a timely manner in conjunction with the host agency.

4. Annual Program is closed out within 3 years in cooperation with NYSDOT.

5. MPO Budget is regularly monitored and updated as needed.

6. Consultant Selection Process A/GFTC has a consultant selection process that
is followed for all professional services agreements. Additional consideration is
given to consultants that contain a mi nimum of 10% DBE participation.

7. Central Staff/Host Relations are positive. MPO staff are accorded equal
status as LC/LGRPB staff. Quality office space and support services to
accommodate A/GFTC staff and activities are provided. Staff has good political
support within the planning and programming area.

8. Decision Making ability is effective in the A/GFTC area. The public is
outspoken on many issues and members listen and fully consider expressed

public concerns. Committees are competen tly and sufficiently staffed. Technical
Advisory Committee meetings are well at tended; reaching consensus decisions
has not been a problem. The Policy Committee typically meets twice a year with
additional meetings held if specific actions are required. Policy Committee
meetings are generally well attended. Members are consulted frequently on
regional and local matters concerning their jurisdictions.

9. Governance – In 2012 the A/GFTC host agency, the Lake Champlain/Lake
George Regional Pl anning Board, renewed its agreement with NYSDOT through
March 2012. The format of the new agreement was consistent with a new model
recently developed by NYSDOT. The hosting arrangement allows A/GFTC staff to
advance its work without any undue in fluence from any particular member
municipality. The Policy and Technical Advi sory committees have consistent and
balanced representation from throug hout the program area, including all urban
area municipalities. A/GFTC’s operating and staffing plans were last updated in
2000 and reconsidered as recently as January of 2013.

10. Procurement – A/GFTC staff is aware of the procurement requirements of
FTA funding recipients, including those lis ted within the FTA Circular Guidance
4220.1F, Third Party Contracting Requirem ents, and the FTA Master Agreement.
FTA-related expenditures are documented . Procurements by A/GFTC utilizing
FTA funds are infrequent, although one such solicitation will be conducted in
early SFY 16-17. A/GFTC staff has been in close communication with NYSDOT to
ensure that this process is followed carefully.