Category Archives: NYSDOT

Time running out to comment on MAP-21

Until this Sunday, USDOT is taking online public comment on how the new transportation law, MAP-21, should be implemented. USDOT is using a sort of voting system to gauge support for specific ideas. (This effort is focused on freight and … Continue reading

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North Elba wants train tracks removed in prep for multi-use recreational trail

The North Elba town board has officially requested that the state remove the train tracks between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake to make the construction of a multi-use recreational trail cheaper and more efficient. A resolution passed at a board … Continue reading

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Navigating Map-21

In July a  new federal transportation law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), took effect and it means new challenges and opportunities for bicycling and walking projects. Advocacy Advance, a partnership between the Alliance for Walking … Continue reading

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Safe Routes to School National Partnership webinar on Map-21

Webinar 1:  The ABCs of MAP-21 Monday, August 13, 2012 from 2:00pm-3:30pm EDT The first of the SRTS Navigating MAP 21 webinar series, this session will explain the basics of the new law, what it means for bicyclists and how … Continue reading

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Big changes for Transportation Reauthorization

Parks & Trails New York is actively working on a coordinated effort to ensure that New York State implements the new federal transportation bill in a way that continues funding for bicycle and pedestrian programs, trail building, and safe routes … Continue reading

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Capital Region Sustainability Plan public meetings slated

The Capital Region Sustainability Plan, a coalition effort to craft a smart growth plan for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington Counties is part of the the Cleaner, Greener Communities program, a major environmental initiative announced by … Continue reading

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Setting the course for bike-ped funding for New York

PTNY is dedicated to maximizing the new transportation bill’s impact on funding trails and infrastructure that supports and encourages bicycling and walking.  Our state leaders and agency officials will play a much larger role in deciding how to use their … Continue reading

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Down but not out–What the new transportation bill means for biking and walking

Friday, the House and Senate finally passed a new two-year federal surface transportation bill that will have a profoundly negative effect on funding for trails, bicycling and walking. It’s a shocking setback for active transportation, but we could have lost everything … Continue reading

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Park, trail, and greenway grants available through CFA process

Park, trail, and greenway grants available through CFA process Applications due July 16  The second round of funding for park, trail and greenway grants is now underway. Applications through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process are due July 16. Amongst … Continue reading

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What’s best for a historic Adiriondack Transportation Corridor?

Adirondack history has been shaped by contention over how to manage the region’s resources. Maintaining this historical trend, contention over the use of a state-owned rail corridor between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake has led to another divide among residents. … Continue reading

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