Category Archives: NYSDOT

Comments sought on Adirondack rail line Unit Management Plan

New York State has undertaken a review of its management plan for the State-owned 119-mile Remsen-Lake Placid travel corridor that traverses some of the most magnificent scenery in the Adirondack Park.  The state departments of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Conservation … Continue reading

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Does NYSDOT’s “preservation first” conflict with Complete Streets?

Cross posted from our friends at the Tri-State Transportation Campaign The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) recently issued a draft plan of transportation projects it will be tackling from 2014-2017. This draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) will encompass more than $32 … Continue reading

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Transportation Alternatives Webinars

A Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) webinar series sponsored by the FHWA Office of Human Environment will be held over the course of the next week. The purpose of the webinars is to provide outreach on TAP. State agencies, Metropolitan Planning … Continue reading

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NYSDEC and NYSDOT to review plan for Adirondack Rail corridor

The New York State DOT and the DEC say that a public process will be set up to determine the use for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, a 119-mile section of rail line that runs through the Adirondack Park. This … Continue reading

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Bike on Amtrak Trains? Yes, PLEASE!

  Advocating that Amtrak add roll-on service is a top priority for Parks & Trails New York. Amtrak serves Buffalo, Albany, and all the major cities along the Erie Canalway Trail but, despite the fact that bicycles are allowed on … Continue reading

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Where does New York rank for bike friendly states?

If you were to venture a guess on where NY fell, when compared to the other 49 states in the US, where would you rank the state? 1st? 10th? In the middle? The #1 State is Washington #50 is North … Continue reading

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GreenLITES celebrates sustainable transportation design

PTNY was recently invited to attend NYSDOT’s fifth annual GreenLITES awards ceremony along with representatives from the New York Bicycling Coalition and Tri-state Transportation Campaign.  GreenLITES (Green Leadership In Transportation Environmental Sustainability) is a certification program, similar to LEED for … Continue reading

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Speak up for active transportation

PTNY has joined with the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC), Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) and other bicycle-pedestrian advocates to form New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT), a coalition dedicated to working with stakeholders to assure equitable funding for non‐motorized transportation, … Continue reading

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New Yorkers for Active Transportation Advocacy Day March 13

Join us for a Legislative Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Orange Club, 110 Washington Avenue, Albany. The national advocacy group Transportation for America (T4America) will kick off the day with a program, Making the Most of … Continue reading

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Safe Routes to School awards announced

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has  announced $26.5 million in federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding for 64 project sponsors to implement infrastructure improvements and public education campaigns across the State to encourage elementary and middle school … Continue reading

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