Sunday, May 01, 2016

Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council

Planning & Implementing Transportation Improvements for Chemung County

Transportation Council (ECTC) announces draft list of projects to receive Federal funding for next 5 years:

• 6 Bridge construction projects, including Clemens Center Parkway and Main Street bridges
• West Water Street reconstruction project from College Ave. to Railroad Ave. in Elmira
• Lackawanna Rail Trail to Lowman for construction later this year
• Operating funds needed for C TRAN and for purchase of 4 new buses
• Tell Us What you Think About the List of Proposed Projects
• Click here for the full program description (Transportation Improvement Program\TIP)
Federal funds were previously set up for the following existing projects and the projects are far enough along they did not need to be repeated in the new project listing:
• West Water Street paving from the “triangle” Church St. intersection to the Elmira City Line
• City of Elmira West Water Street reconstruction project City Line to Walnut St.

The public is invited to comment on the projects proposed and not proposed until May 23, 2016 at  All comments received will be considered in developing the final Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program.

The Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council seeks public comment. 
It says it is following Federal laws and regulations.  ECTC presents for public comment its draft "self certification" that its:
• Decision-making process

• Staff work
• Long and short range plans
• Identification  and implementation of transportation projects
• Ways of seeking public input (including minority, persons with disabilities, and low income persons’) on  plans and projects meet Federal requirements.

The “self-certification” document is attached.  Comments can be forwarded to until May 20, 2016.

Transportation Council (ECTC) announces potential New Local Bike Route

      • New Bike-Friendly Route to Connect North Retail Area to Downtown Elmira
      • Exciting Proposal to Select a Route from 3 Options
      • Tell Us What You Think About Recommended Route
      • ECTC North South Bicycle-Friendly Corridor Study Final

The New County Transportation Guide 2016 Now Available!

Information Shown Includes:
     • Attractions and government buildings locations
     • See major roads\streets in County
     • Where bus routes go
     • Walking and Biking Routes\Trails locations
     • Chemung County Transportation Guide 2016

Chemung County’s Transportation Future

The local transportation planning organization has set the 20-year plan (2035)  for transportation goals and projects Long Range Transportation Plan.  The plan includes goals and projects for:

     *highways and bridges, including I86
     *exciting proposed trail network
     *transit system, C TRAN
     *trucking and rail, and
     *pedestrian and bicycle services future in the County.

New! Opportunity to Carpool to Work -- 511NY Southern Tier Rideshare

The new 511NY Southern Tier Rideshare program is a way to find people who can carpool with you to work.  It is a free and convenient ridematching service that helps people save money and find greener commute alternatives, such as carpooling. The project is supported by Chemung and Steuben Counties, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration to provide free commuter and traveler information.

2014 Pavement Conditions Report
Pavement Conditions for the Federal Aid Eligible Roadways as well the roadways for the City of Elmira and Chemung County for 2014.

Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council
400 East Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901 Map
Phone: 607-737-5510 •
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