Regional Transportation Website
Regional Transportation Summit
Implement a training and education program that can be shared by all counties for transit infrastructure maintenance
Develop a regional transportation website that links residents and visitors to transportation options and services, including park-and-ride locations, rail and bus routes, carpool matching, and electric vehicle charging stations, scenic byway information, construction information, and links to the NYS 511 website. The region is currently developing a website to support visitors and tourism. This could be an enhancement to such a site. County transportation agencies with state support must develop a cooperative internal structure to support the improvement of transportation services and infrastructure. An annual regional transportation summit would provide a regional viewpoint, allow regional goals and strategies to be set across a wide variety of transportation systems and allow local transportation organizations to better coordinate with state partners. The summit could include discussions of infrastructure costs and maintenance, expansion and improvement of public transit, business and industrial shipping and freight needs now and in the future.
Through good government organizations such as ANCA, the region should continue to participate in regional efforts to improve signage and the branding of sub-regions of the North Country. Both visitors and local businesses will benefit from the region providing consistent, clear, and attractive signs, maps, and traveler resources that support positive tourist experiences, especially on the regionâ€™s 10 designated scenic byways.
Working with State DOT develop New York Stateâ€™s best-trained highway and road workers at municipal, county, and regional levels, who share and adhere to best practices and exceed applicable guidelines and requirements. Train highway superintendents and staff on the proper use of road salts, best practices for ditching and hydro seeding, and practices to address runoff. Better training will lead to overall reductions in municipal costs and improvements in road conditions and safety as well as environmental impacts to adjacent lands.
North Country Region Sustainability Plan