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New Visions 2050 Regional Transportation Plan

What is New Visions 2050?

New Visions is the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the Capital Region, articulating a shared vision for the future transportation system. New Visions, which is also known as the long-range regional transportation plan, includes a set of principles, strategies, and budgetary priorities that guide regional investment in the next-generation transportation system.

The plan is developed collaboratively with communities throughout the Region and with other local, state, and federal agencies. CDTC‚Äôs approach to transportation planning is comprehensive and holistic ‚Äď a structured balance between actions that reduce congestion and improve safety, increase access to transportation choices like transit, walking, or bicycling, and benefit economic development efforts.

The New Visions 2050 Plan

New Visions 2050 is comprised of an Executive Summary, subject matter chapters including a financial plan, a summary of the public participation process and additional reference documents. Read the Executive Summary for an overview of the plan.

Executive Summary    (adopted September 2020)

The Draft New Visions 2050 Plan was approved to be released for public comment in early March 2020. Shortly after, New York State on Pause was implemented in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. This unexpected event resulted in a shift to a mainly online public outreach strategy. All scheduled in-person meetings and events were canceled and CDTC staff developed a number of web-based tools and strategies to collect public feedback. These changes are described in the documents below.

Public Participation Plan    

Public Feedback Summary    

Meeting-in-a-Box (MIAB) was developed to provide an opportunity for individuals to host their own meetings. Below are all the materials made available:

MIAB Guidelines  

MIAB Checklist    

Dialogue Guide    

Funding Poll  

Survey Workbook    

Teen/Youth Survey Workbook    

Kids Activity Book    

Regional Maps Packet    

New Visions 2050 Planning & Investment Principles

  1. Invest in a Quality Region
  2. Support economic development
  3. Make investments regionally equitable
  4. Preserve and manage the transportation system
  5. Maintain travel reliability
  6. Invest in safety
  7. Invest in security
  8. Invest in Complete Streets
  9. Encourage bicycle and pedestrian travel
  10. Move freight efficiently
  11. Invest in transit
  12. Provide essential mobility for all
  13. Prioritize affordable and convenient travel options
  14. Preserve the environment
  15. Leverage technology

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