Thursday, November 3, 2016

November 2016 Study Update

It's been a full year since the study team released a summary of what was heard at the summer 2015 public workshops. So what's been happening?

The project team has been working with NYSDOT and the corridor communities on the development of strategies and an updated project purpose and need statement to satisfy federal requirements. This has been a lengthy, thoughtful process due to the complexity of the study area that we hope will be coming to an end in the next few months. Check back soon for an updated schedule as the team will be going back to the public in the first half of 2017 with our findings for feedback.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Preliminary Workshop Summary Available

The first glimpse into the ideas shared by the public at two public workshops held in June and through online and Textizen surveys through July 2015 is now available. A two page summary document highlights facts about who attended the workshops, where attendees live vs. where they work and the most used words by attendees in the written comment sheets. A summary of the emphasis areas of greatest interest to attendees is also provided, indicating that access for bicycles and pedestrians and economic development are most important. Additional summary materials will be developed as stakeholder outreach is completed in September 2015.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Textizen and Online Surveys Now Closed

Thank you to the 75+ individuals that submitted suggestions and input in the month of June through our text messaging and online survey tools. Though not scientific surveys, the consultant team will be folding the responses into a broader summary of what we heard at the public workshops. Check back later this summer for updates on the study.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Public Workshop Materials Now Available

Over 125 people attended the June 2015 public workshops for the I-787/Hudson Waterfront Corridor Study. The project team would like to thank everyone for attending and our hosts in Albany and Watervliet for providing the meeting spaces.

All of the materials from both workshops are now available for review on our Resources page. Note that we will be closing our Textizen and online project survey on July 8th.

30+ interested individuals attended the June 30th workshop in Watervliet


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Public Workshop 1 Attracts 90+ Participants

Our first drop in style Public Workshop on June 24th in Albany drew over 90 interested individuals with a wide range of ideas, concerns and questions regarding the study and the study area. The project team and study sponsors thank you for attending and providing your input! All the materials displayed at the workshop including a copy of the presentation can be found under Resources.

The workshop included presentations as well as several activity stations.

If you were not able to attend the first workshop, a second workshop is being held on Tuesday, June 30th in Watervliet. You can also participate in a brief survey and offer additional ideas here.


Interactive stations such as 'map it' allow for a range of input opportunities.

Check back for more news and information about the study and the input received in the next few weeks!




Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Public Workshops Scheduled June 24th and June 30th

Join us at one of two public workshops on June 24th in Albany or June 30th in Watervliet to discuss the future of the I-787/waterfront corridor. The purpose of the workshops is to introduce the study and its objectives, to share information on existing land uses and the transportation system and to provide opportunities for input on short and long term transportation and land use strategies.

Along with a brief presentation, workshop attendees will be able to view study area maps and data, can offer initial input on strategy and evaluation criteria and can participate in a hands on "map your ideas" station. Details for each workshop are provided below and in this meeting flyer.

Workshop 1: Wednesday, June 24th
                      Albany Public Library Auditorium
                      161 Washington Avenue
                      Albany, NY
                      4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Presentations at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.)
                

Workshop 2: Tuesday, June 30th
                      Watervliet Senior Citizen Center
                      1541 Broadway
                      Watervliet, NY
                      5:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m. (Presentation at 5:30 p.m.)

Both meetings will follow a public workshop format.

If you have any questions, or are unable to attend but wish to provide input, please contact us or visit our participation page!

Friday, October 10, 2014

I-787/Hudson Waterfront Corridor Study Kicks Off

CDTC, NYSDOT and the City of Albany began meeting with the City of Watervliet, Town of Colonie and Village of Menands to undertake initial tasks to support the I-787/Hudson Waterfront Corridor Study.

The study partners are being assisted by a consultant team composed of:

CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) - Project Manager
Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP (CME)
Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. (FHI)
MKSK, LLC (MKSK)