The Region 8 ITS Architecture resulted from the consensus input of a diverse set of stakeholders, encompassing traffic, transit, public safety, and many other operating agencies at local, state, and national levels. It includes both public and private sectors and spans the organizations that manage, support, or are impacted by the surface transportation system, with particular focus on agencies that operate transportation systems in the region.
|AMTRAK||Nationwide Passenger Rail Organization with service to entire northeast corridor. AMTRAK service in Region 8 stops in Yonkers, Croton-Harmon, New Rochelle, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff, and Hudson.|
|City of Kingston||The City of Kingston serves as the county seat of Ulster County in Hudson Valley Region 8 and has a total area of 8.6 square miles. The central government is responsible for Citibus transportation, community development, economic development, planning, public works, and police in the city. The City of Kingston is bordered by Eddyville and Port Ewen to the South, the Hudson River to the East, Lincoln Park and East Kingston to the North, and Hillside to the West.|
|City of New Rochelle Department of Public Works||The New Rochelle Department of Public Works serves the City of New Rochelle, NY, which has a total area of 13.2 square miles. The department is responsible for providing and maintaining the city's physical facilities and operates within various operations bureaus including:|
-Maintenance, repair, and construction of sewers and drains
-Maintenance of traffic control devices
-Removal of ice and snow from public thoroughfares
-Maintenance of city-owned buildings and structures
-Maintenance of city vehicles.
|City of New Rochelle Police Department||The New Rochelle Police Department exercises jurisdiction over the City of New Rochelle, NY which has a total area of 13.2 square miles. The department's stated mission is to protect life and property and maintain order while assuring fair and equal treatment to all. The department consists of the following units:|
-Internal Affairs Unit
-Police Services (includes P.A.C.T. Unit, Patrol Unit, Special Operations Unit, and Traffic Unit)
|City of Poughkeepsie||The City of Poughkeepsie is located in Dutchess County and has a total area of 5.7 square miles. The central government is responsible for overseeing zoning, permitting, parks and recreation, city planning, and public works. The city had a population of 32,736 as of the 2010 Census.|
|City of Poughkeepsie Department of Public Works||The City of Poughkeepsie Department of Public Works is responsible for the City Bus service and also handles service requests for the City of Poughkeepsie including Water, Sewer, Storm, City Electric, Buildings and Grounds, Urban Trees, Street Maintenance, Sign Shop, Sanitation, and Enforcement.|
|City of White Plains Department of Public Works||The City of White Plains Department of Public Works is respnsible for road and sidewalk maintenance, garbage and recycling removal, city building and vehicle maintenance and water treatment.|
|City of White Plains Police Department||The City of White Plains Police Department exercises jurisdiction over the City of White Plains which has a total area of 9.9 square miles. The Department operates under the City Department of Public Safety and its key divisions include Patrol, Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, and Traffic. The Patrol Division is comprised of 85 officers and 8 Public Safety Aids.|
|City of White Plains Traffic Division of Parking||The Traffic Division of Parking is an agency of the city government which operates, manages, and maintains the City of White Plains Municipal Parking System (MPS). The MPS includes eight garages and 23 surface lots throughout the city. It also includes all on-street parking meters in White Plains. The Department of Parking is responsible for the following duties:|
- General cleaning
- Meter revenue collection
- Meter revenue processing
- Parking facility maintenance
- Citywide signage maintenance and installation
- Citywide traffic signal maintenance and installation
- Citywide pavement markings maintenance
- Parking facility snow removal
The White Plains Traffic Division of Parking is available for aiding the Lower Hudson Transit Link ICM in roadway maintenance and construction and work zone management.
|Coach USA||Coach, USA owns over 20 local companies in North America, each of which are independently managed and operated to meet the needs of local communities. The New York State Department of Transportation Region 8 is included in the Northeast Region of Coach, USA which encompasses New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Within the region, Coach, USA provides commuter and local bus services, airport shuttle services, and charter and contract services.|
|Columbia County Emergency 9-1-1||Columbia County Emergency 9-1-1 is an agency with a wide range of responsibilities including dispatching of emergency responders, management of the county's Emergency Alert System (EAS), and maintenance of the county emergency communications radio network.|
|Columbia County Emergency Management Office||The Emergency Management Office works to minimize loss of life, personal injury, and damage to property and/or the environment from man-made or natural disasters through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery in accordance with the Columbia County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. The Emergency Management Division also coordinates the activities for the County's Emergency Operations Center.|
|Columbia County Highway Department||The Columbia County Highway Department provides routine and emergency maintenance services on county roadways to keep them safe and passable for travelers.|
|Columbia County Sheriffs Office||The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is a state accredited agency providing law enforcement, corrections, security, emergency, and civil enforcement services. The Sheriff's Office also maintains the county jail located at the Columbia County Public Safety facility.|
|CSX Corporation||An international transportation company offering a variety of rail, container-shipping, intermodal, trucking and contract logistics services.|
|Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response||This Department assists the Emergency First Responders of Dutchess County and local municipalities to prepare and respond to natural and man-made emergencies in their communities. The County's 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center provides a central communications center for EMS, Fire and Police.|
|Dutchess County Division of Public Transit||Division of Public Transit Bus provides transit service to Dutchess County through two modes of service: fixed route service and demand response services like Dial-A-Ride and Paratransit. Public Transit runs a RailLink bus service in cooperation with the Metro-North railroad. Dutchess County Division of Public Transit also coordinates non-emergency Medicaid transportation for the Dutchess County Department of Social Services.|
|Event Promoters||Regional event promoters.|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)||The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities.|
|Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)||Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation's highways, bridges and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies in an effort to improve safety, mobility, and livability, and to encourage innovation. The NY FHWA office is located in Albany.|
|Federal Transit Administration (FTA)||The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that provides financial and technical assistance to local public transportation systems.|
|Financial Institution||Financial establishments that conduct financial transactions for transportation related payments.|
|Health Care Facilities||This stakeholder represents hospitals and health care centers that operate in the Lower Hudson Valley and have a role in aiding response to traffic incidents and disasters.|
|Law Enforcement||Law enforcement broadly refers to a system where members of a society act in an organized manner to enforce the law by discovering, deterring, or punishing people who violate laws governing society.|
|Local Government Agencies||Local government agencies within a county.|
|Lower Hudson Transit Link Agencies||Associated Stakeholders with the LHTL project.|
|Map Update Providers||This stakeholder represents the agencies that provide map data to transportation operators.|
|Media||Owner/operators of communications media including television, cable TV, radio, and news papers.|
|Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)||The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the U.S. state of New York, serving 12 counties in southeastern New York, along with two counties in southwestern Connecticut, owner/operator of seven toll bridges and two tunnels.|
|Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad||The Metro-North Railroad is a suburban commuter rail service run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It is the busiest commuter railroad in the United States in terms of monthly ridership. Metro-North runs service between New York City and its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut, Port Jervis, Spring Valley, Poughkeepsie, White Plains, and Wassaic.|
|Multimodal Transportation Agencies||This stakeholder represents transportation agencies which provide multiple modes of transportation to the public.|
|New York Metropolitan Transportation Council||The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) is a regional council of governments that is the metropolitan planning organization for New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley. NYMTC provides a collaborative planning forum to address transportation-related issues, develops regional plans and makes decisions on the use of federal transportation funds.|
|New York State||New York is the fourth-most populous, and the seventh-most densely populated state. It has one of the oldest and most extensive transportation infrastructures in the US that publicly serves a daily average of 4.8 million subway riders daily and a bus system that annually serves 2.6 million passengers. New York State also shares an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the west and north.|
|New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA)||Owner/Operator of electronic toll collection systems on toll bridges systems in New York State. It has authority over the following bridges: Bear Mountain Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, and the Walkway Over The Hudson Bridge.|
|New York State Department of Motor Vehicles||The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is the department of the New York state government responsible for vehicle registration, vehicle inspections, driver's licenses, and photo ID cards, and adjudicating traffic violations.|
|New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)||The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is the Department of the New York State government responsible for the development and operation of highways, railroads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and aviation facilities in New York State.|
This transportation network includes:
- A state and local highway system, encompassing over 110,000 miles (177,000 km) of highway and 17,000 bridges.
- A 5,000 mile (8,000 km) rail network, carrying over 42 million short tons (38 million metric tons) of equipment, raw materials, manufactured goods and produce each year.
- Over 130 public transit operators, serving over 5.2 million passengers each day.
- Twelve major public and private ports, handling more than 110 million short tons (100 million metric tons) of freight annually.
- 456 public and private aviation facilities, through which more than 31 million people travel each year. It owns two airports, Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, and Republic Airport on Long Island. Stewart is currently leased to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
|New York State Police (NYSP)||The New York State Police (NYSP) is the state police force of New York State, and employs over 4,600 sworn State Troopers. The NYSP divides New York State geographically into ten "Troops," each comprising a specific geographic area, usually several counties. Each is supervised by a "Troop Commander" usually of the rank of Major. Troop F patrols the following counties in Region 8: Orange, Rockland, and Ulster, while Troop K patrols Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester Counties. The New York State Police receives video sharing to help with one of their main traffic safety goals: compiling, analyzing, and sharing data on accident causes.|
The NYSP will aid the LHTL ICM corridor with emergency call-taking, dispatch, and routing of emergency vehicles during incidents within the LHTL project scope.
|New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA)||Owner/Operators of the New York State Thruway with a regional office located in Suffern, NY. Officially known as the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, the New York State Thruway is a system of limited-access highways that falls under the jurisdiction of the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA). The Thruway is the fifth busiest toll road in the nation with 496 of the total 570 miles of thruway tolled.|
The New York State Thruway Authority, along with NYSDOT will be responsible for transportation, travel time, safety, and emissions improvements throughout the LHTL ICM corridor.
|NYSDOT Region 8 Hudson Valley Transportation Management Center||The Hudson Valley Transportation Management Center is a multi-modal, multi-agency facility designed to integrate and manage the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) infrastructure currently used in NY State DOT Region 8, which includes 7 counties just north of New York City. The HVTMC also aims to improve operation of the highway system through teamwork and technology, thereby improving the mobility of travelers and goods in the Hudson Valley. The HVTMC is responsible for monitoring traffic conditions in Region 8, and is the hub for collecting and disseminating transportation information, congestion data, transit conditions, and traffic incident information.|
The New York State Department of Transportation, along with NYSTA will be responsible for transportation, travel time, safety, and emissions improvements throughout the LHTL ICM corridor. The Region 8 Hudson Valley Transportation Management Center will houe the operations of the LHTL BRT bus operator.
|NYSDOT Region 8 Maintenance Residency (8-1 Columbia County)||Located in Hudson, NY, the NYSDOT Columbia County Maintenance Residency handles the day-to-day maintenance and operation of the state roadways within its jurisdiction. Their work includes doing minor road or bridge repairs, removing snow, repairing and replacing signs, repairing guide rail, and mowing grass.|
|NYSDOT Regional Bridge Strike Task Force||The NYSDOT Regional Bridge Strike Task Force is responsible for mitigating infrastructure damage caused by oversize vehicles driving in restricted areas.|
|Orange County||Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 372,813. The county seat is Goshen. This county was first created in 1683 and reorganized with its present boundaries in 1798.|
|Orange County Department of Public Works||The Orange County Department of Public Works is responsible for:|
-Planning, design, operations, maintenance, construction and general administration of the County's highways, bridges and related infrastructure;
-County buildings and properties;
-Orange County Sewer District Number 1 (OCSD Number 1), including the operation of the Sewer Plant in Harriman as well as the one in Kyras Joel;
-Three solid waste collection facilities located in New Hampton, Newburgh and Port Jervis;
-County Commuter Parking facilities;
-County motor vehicle fleets; and
-A variety of watershed protection and special districts.
|Orange County Division of Emergency Management||The Division of Emergency Management leads Orange County to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from disasters.|
|Orange County Sheriff Office||The Orange County Sheriff Office is located in Goshen New York and is committed to keeping Orange County informed and protected.|
|Orange County Transit Orange||There are many types of transit services in Orange County including commuter bus service, which leaves from the many Park & Ride lots throughout the county to New York City and the surrounding area. There is commuter train service to the New York City area via the Metro-North Port Jervis Line, which runs through the heart of the county. Both bus and ferry service are available from Newburgh to the Beacon Train Station on the Metro-North Hudson Line. In the City of Middletown, City of Newburgh and in the Village of Kiryas Joel we have local bus service with complementary Paratransit service and a number of municipalities offer Dial-A-Bus service. Orange County sponsors 16 individual transit operators providing service in four general categories: Commuter Bus, Local Bus (Fixed Route), Dial-A-Bus, and Paratransit services. Orange County does not have a central countywide transit operator; however, through the work of the Orange County Planning Department, the services of the individual operators are coordinated. The name "Transit Orange" identifies the individual and coordinated transit services in and around Orange County.|
|Orange County Transportation Council||OCTC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization or MPO for Orange County. As a condition for receiving Federal transportation funding, the designated MPO must carry out certain transportation planning functions and must develop a transportation capital improvement program. The three main products of this work are the Unified Planning Work Program (annual), Long Range Transportation Plan (every four years) and the Transportation Improvement Program (every two years).|
|Other Rail Agencies||This stakeholder represents the various railroad agencies throughout NYSDOT Region 8.|
|Other Region 8 Mass Transit Agencies||This stakeholder represents mass transit agencies operating in NYSDOT Region 8 that comunicate and coordinate with stakeholders defined in this architecture.|
|Other State Traffic Management Centers||Traffic Management Centers operating in states adjacent to New York State.|
|Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)||The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is a bi-state public corporation responsible for economic development in the Greater New York City area. Operator of the airports, ports and terminals in the Greater New York City area. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains critical transportation and trade assets. Its network of aviation, rail, surface transportation and seaport facilities annually moves millions of people and transports vital cargo throughout the New York/New Jersey region. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, home to the iconic One World Trade Center.|
|Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council||The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council (PDCTC) serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Dutchess County, responsible for ensuring that federal transportation funds are committed through a locally driven, comprehensive planning process.|
|Private Commercial Vehicle and Fleet Operators||In the United States a vehicle is designated "commercial" when it is titled or registered to a company. This is a broad definition, as commercial vehicles may be fleet vehicles, company cars, or other vehicles used for business. Vehicles that are designed to carry more than 15 passengers are considered a commercial vehicle.|
|Private Information Service Providers||Information Service Providers provide value added transportation information to the public.|
|Private Maintenance Vehicle Vendors||This stakeholder represents agencies who provide a maintenance vehicle service to other transportation agencies within NYSDOT Region 8.|
|Private Parking Management Groups||This stakeholder represents private owners of parking lots and parking management systems.|
|Private Road Maintenance Contractor||This stakeholder represents the private groups who are contracted to perform maintenance and construction for the transportation system.|
|Private Tow Wreckers and Cleanup Service Providers||Dispatch functions for privately owned tow or wrecker service|
|Private Traffic Studies Contractor||This stakeholder represents the private groups who are contracted to perform data collection on the transportation system.|
|Private Transportation Providers||Private Transportation is a transportation service which is not available for use by the general public, unlike many forms of public transportation, which may be subsidized, the entire cost of private transportation is born directly or indirectly by the user.|
|Putnam County||Putnam County is located in New York State and falls under the jurisdiction of Hudson Valley with a population of 99,645 (2013). The county seat is Carmel, New York.|
|Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services||Provides prompt and efficient emergency assistance to residents and visitors of Putnam County. The Bureau maintains a county-wide communications organization and is responsible for the operations & maintenance of the Enhanced 911 system. The Bureau Emergency Management directorate plans for response, remediation / mitigation and recovery from natural and manmade disasters including those resulting from biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical and explosive causes.|
|Putnam County Planning, Development, and Public Transportation||Putnam County Planning, Development, and Public Transportation fufiills many roles in the county including planning and zoning, operational administration of the PART public bus system, Bikeway and Park-and-Ride planning, and preparation of annual transportation planning reports.|
|Putnam County Sheriff Department||Located at the County office in Carmel, New York.|
|Regional Mass Transit||Public mass transit for all of Hudson Valley provided by local government.|
|Roadway and Weather Conditions||Systems and equipment that monitors and assists in managing road conditions.|
|Rockland County Department of Public Transportation||Owners/Operators of Rockland County transportation services such as park & ride, carpools and vanpools, road conditions and traffic advisories, and traffic cameras. Includes Rockland TOR, T.R.I.P.S buses and TappanZEExpress buses. |
Rockland County, along with Westchester County are the key benefitting stakeholders for the LHTL project. The LHTL BRT and ICM will help connect travelers between the two counties by providing a convenient and efficient transportation and transit system across the Hudson River.
|Rockland County Highway Department||The Rockland County Highway Department has the responsibility for the administration, construction, maintenance, supervision, repair and care of approximately 340 lane miles (167 centerline miles) of roadways, 83 bridges and 115 culverts within the county jurisdiction. The department mission is to provide a safe, well maintained and efficient operation of the county highway and bridge system.|
|Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services||The Rockland County Department of Fire & Emergency Services responds to natural disasters such as snowstorms, floods, and hurricanes and technical disasters such as chemical spills, and hazardous materials incidents. It provides 911 service for the residents of Rockland County dispatching fire companies and ambulance squads. The Office is also responsible for conducting drills for the Indian Point Nuclear Power facility.|
|Rockland County Planning Department||It is the Rockland County Planning Department's goal and responsibility to appropriately guide municipal planning decisions, through the use of the guidelines set forth by the NYS General Municipal Law, the Official County Map and the County's Comprehensive Plan.|
|Trailways||The Trailways Transportation System is a U.S. based network of independently operated bus companies. It carries passengers more than 80 million miles annually and services cities in NYSDOT Region 8 including White Plains, Kingston, Woodstock, Nanuet, New Paltz, Phoenicia, and Rosendale.|
|Transportation Operations Coordinating Committee (TRANSCOM)||A consortium of transportation and emergency management agencies in the tri-state region.|
|Travelers||Travelers using multi-modal regional transportation systems.|
|Ulster County||Ulster County is located in New York State and falls under the jurisdiction of Hudson Valley with a population of 182,493. The county seat is Kingston, New York.|
|Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT)||Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) offers safe, affordable, reliable public transportation service throughout Ulster County, with limited service to Orange County and connecting service to Dutchess County.|
|Ulster County Emergency Services Department||The emergency services of Ulster County are comprised of the traditional emergency responders such as police, fire and emergency medical services (EMS), along with the 911 dispatchers and the entire emergency management community.|
|Ulster County Sheriff Office||The Ulster County Sheriff's office has jurisdiction over the total 1,161 square miles in Ulster County and is located in Kingston, NY. The stated mission of the Sheriff's Office is to serve the public by enhancing the partnership with the community, preventing crime, protecting life and property, solving problems, and fostering good will. Divisions within the Sheriff's Office include:|
|Ulster County Transportation Council||The Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC) serves as a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Kingston Urbanized area as well as a portion of the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh Urbanized Transportation Management Area (TMA). The MPO designation permits members of the UCTC to have the privilege and responsibility for making final decisions concerning transportation planning and programming of Federal aid projects in Ulster County.|
|Westchester County||Westchester County consists of 48 municipalities and the county seat is located in the city of White Plains, NY. |
Westchester County, along with Rockland County are the key benefitting stakeholders for the LHTL project. The LHTL BRT and ICM will help connect travelers between the two counties by providing a convenient and efficient transportation and transit system across the Hudson River.
|Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation (Public Works Division)||The Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation (Public Works Division) maintains almost 160 miles of county roads - including the Bronx River Parkway, the only parkway the county owns. They are also responsible for 86 bridges, 71 traffic signals, 29 traffic cameras and a variety of county government buildings. They oversee the county's capital projects and oversee the Traffic Safety program to minimize traffic accidents.|
|Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation (Transportation Division)||Owners/Operators of Westchester County transportation services such as Bee-Line Buses, the Smart Commute Program, Westchester County Airport, and ParaTransit.|
The Westchester County Bee-Line bus system, operated by the WCDPWT, is a key connection point for the LHTL BRT travelers who will use the LHTL system for travel across the Hudson River.
|Westchester County Office of Emergency Management||The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating Westchester County's response to requests for emergency disaster assistance from municipalities throughout the county. This assistance can include:|
• On-scene support to local incident commanders during emergencies
• Use of the county's Emergency Operations Center to manage assets and resources deployed in a large-scale disaster
• Serves as a conduit for acquiring assistance and support at the state and federal levels
Additionally, OEM is responsible for Westchester County's preparedness activities. OEM works daily with local, state, federal and private sector partners in emergency management to plan and prepare for large-scale, multi-jurisdictional responses to all natural or man-made disasters.
|Westchester County Police||Westchester County Police provides primary police coverage for county parks, parkways and facilities. It also provide patrols within Town of Cortlandt and Mount Kisco The department is the fourth largest law enforcement agency in Westchester County after the New York State Police, the Department of Corrections and the City of Yonkers Police.|