2003-08 TIP Document Table of Contents

Adopted Resolution #03-2 - Resolution of CDTC Endorsing the TIP

Section I - Narratives

Introduction and Overview

Overview of the Capital District Transportation Committee

Overview of the Transportation Improvement Program

2003-08 TIP Update

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Estimating Available Funds. Error! Bookmark not defined.

Changes to Existing Projects. Error! Bookmark not defined.

Funds Reserved for Rollovers. Error! Bookmark not defined.

Fiscal Balance and the 2003-08 TIP. Error! Bookmark not defined.

Programming New Projects. Error! Bookmark not defined.

Addition of New Projects in Program Development

Addition of New Projects in the 2003-08 Update

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Projects Funded in the 2003-08 Update. Error! Bookmark not defined.

NYSDOT/Amtrak Rail Initiative

Recreational Trails Program

Local Option to Advance Project Design

Financing Agreement for Albany-Shaker Road And Watervliet-Shaker Road Projects

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Status of Airport Area FGEIS Mitigation Fees. Error! Bookmark not defined.

Enhancement Projects

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Enhancement-Type Projects Funded with Flexible Funds. Error! Bookmark not defined.

Spot Improvements

New Visions and the TIP

Development of New Visions

Meeting Regional Goals through TIP Programming

Programming Principles

Figure 1: Comparison of New Visions Budgets and 2003-08 TIP

Project Selection from, Monitoring, and Amending, the TIP

Planning and Programming for the Elderly & Disabled

Introduction and Overview.. 17

Ongoing and New Initiatives. 19

Projects Recommended For Funding. 23

Regional Emissions Impact of the CDTC TIP


Methodology Used to Model the Emission Impacts of the TIP and New Visions

Air Quality Impacts of the TIP and the New Visions Plan


Energy Consuption Impacts of the Projects on the 2003-08 TIP

Background. 27

The 2003-08 TIP Update and Energy Consumption. 27

The Role of Transportation Planning in Reducing Energy Consumption in the Capital District 27

Civil Rights & Enviromental Justice

Consideration of the TEA-21 Seven planning Issues


Support the Economic Vitality of the United States

Increase the Safety and Security of the Transportation System

Increase Accessibility and Mobility Options

The Environment, Energy Conservation and Quality of Life

The Connectivity of the Transportation System Across and Between Modes

System Management and Operation

Preservation of the Existing Transportation System

Section II - Financial Summary Tables (Currently Unavailable Online)

Section III - Project Listings

Section IV - Appendicies

Appendix A - Transit Project Details

Appendix B - Glossary

Names and Titles

TIP Number Prefixes

Project Type


Responsible Agency

Miscellaneous Abbreviations

Funding Sources

Other Notes

Functional Classification

Plan Reference

Appendix C - Federal Funding Programs

Title I (Surface Transportation)

Title III (Mass Transit)

Title VI (Motor Carrier Act)

Appendix D - Funding Source Splits

Appendix E - Project Candidates

Appendix F - Public Comments

Appendix G - Selection of New Projects


Screening Process


Consistency with TEA-21, and CDTC and Local Plans

Provision of Local Matching Funds

Defined Scope and Timing

Meeting an Identified Need

Federal-Aid Eligibility

Merit Evaluation Criteria

Programming Criteria and Principles

Geographic and Sponsor Distribution

Commitments Beyond Five Years

CDTC's FTA Section 5307 Project Selection Process

Private Sector Participation in the Transit TIP

Appendix H - The Evaluation Procedure

Benefit/Cost Calculations


Safety Benefits

Travel Time Savings

Energy and User Cost Savings

Life Cycle Cost Savings

Other Benefits

Total Benefit/Cost Ratio

Bicycle/Pedestrian Project Merit Evaluation Methodology

Potential Market for Bike and Pedestrian Travel


Potential Safety Benefit

Potential Emissions Reductions

Non-quantified project benefits

Congestion Relief

Air Quality Benefit

Regional System Linkage

Land Use Compatibility (Planned or Existing)

Contribution to Community or Economic Development

Environmental Issues

Business or Housing Dislocations

Facilitation of Bicycling

Facilitation of Walking

Facilitation of Goods Movement

Facilitation of Transit Use

Facilitation of Intermodal Transfers

Screening Issues

Match and Maintenance

Other Considerations

Appendix I - Project Justification Package

Appendix J - Enhancement Evaluations

Background. J-31

Summary of Modifications from Round One. J-31

Ranging Structure for Project Evaluation. J-31

Structure Basis. J-31

Ranging Structure Summary Sheet J-31

Detailed Discussions of Criteria and Scores. J-31

Appendix K - Projects Completed Since the First TIP

Problem Assessment Projects Committed for Obligation Since the 1977-82 TIP

Transit Projects Committed for Obligation Since the 1977-82 TIP

Highway Projects Committed for Obligation Since the 1977-82 TIP

 Appendix L - Locations of Projects in the Listings