Transportation planning projects- infrastructure or feasibility studies- don't happen over night or behind closed doors. CALL YOUR LEGISLATOR but also join your local civic association - they’re generally full of savvy people in the know of what’s happening in your ‘hood.
Nassau & Suffolk Capital Improvement Plans
Nassau and Suffolk have 4-year Capital Plans which are voted on by each county’s Legislature (hence why we tell you to contact your Legislator). Plans are not formed in vacuum and they all have public input opportunities as required.
Nassau County Capital Improvement Plan 2019-2022
the four-year Capital Plan addresses critical road and traffic safety needs, public safety and construction initiatives and other projects that have been earmarked throughout the county. https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1867/Capital-Program
Suffolk County Capital Plan 2019-2022
The Suffolk County 2019-2021 Capital Program focuses on core infrastructure, protecting the environment, economic development, public safety, and technology projects.
Every state maintains a statewide list. A link to ours, zoomed in on our region (we are Region 10):
Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/stip/files/R10.pdf
Federal regulations mandates NYMTC produce 3 required products, 2 analyses and a Public Involvement Plan. These documents guide the long-, medium- and short-term transportation planning activities for the region.
The required documents and links to the Nassau/Suffolk region are in bold:
Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)
Includes the NYMTC members’ vision for the 10 county planning area, and lays out the long-range framework for its transportation system. Update every four years. The RTP provides the groundwork for the following programs on this list. https://issuu.com/newyorkmtc/docs/full_main_plan_2045_r_6-27-17
The Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP)
Derived from the RTP, outlining all of the transportation projects eligible for federal funding that strengthen and enhance our bridges, highways, transit services, bikeways and walkways. The updated 2017-2021 TIP list for Nassau, Suffolk as of January 2019: https://www.nymtc.org/Portals/0/Pdf/TIP%20products/TIP%20project%20listings%202019/Nassau%20Suffolk%20Project%20Listing.pdf?ver=2019-01-09-150912-377
The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
Developed annually to define planning priorities and describes all federally-funded transportation-related planning activities anticipated within a given program year.
The 2019-2020 UPWP for Nassau & Suffolk:
Land Use-Transportation Element of Comprehensive Plan
Nassau County Traffic Signal Progression and Optimization Studies (Bethpage, East Meadow, Westbury, Oceanside, Hewlett, Lynbrook)
Roadway Sustainability and Compliance Study
Downtown Hicksville Revitalization Traffic Impact and Complete Streets
Nassau County Shared-Mobility Management Plan
Suffolk County Mobility Implementation Plan
Suffolk County-wide Bike & Hike Network-Corridor Conceptual Design
The Congestion Management Process (CMP) - analysis requirement
Forecasts congestion on the region’s roadways and evaluates congestion-reducing strategies. NYMTC produces a Congestion Management Process Status Report every four years in conjunction with the release of its Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). https://www.nymtc.org/Required-Planning-Products/Congestion-Management-Process/Congestion-Management-Status-Report
Transportation Conformity Determination- analysis requirement
This is document contains a regional mobile source emissions analysis that reflects TIP and RTP compliance with Clean Air Act requirements and NYS SIP.
Public Involvement Plan - outreach requirement
Explains the transportation planning process at the regional level AND details your many options to participate! https://www.nymtc.org/portals/0/pdf/NYMTC%20Final%20PIP.pdf