Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS)


2020-2040 LRTP Update & Transportation Atlas for the Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study – Metropolitan Planning Organization
RFP # 2019-265

Legal Notice UPWP 2019-20

UPWP 2019-20 Final Draft

Newly Approved:

*Appendix D of the HOCTS 2017-2021 TIP; Performance Measure Narrative for 2017 – 2021 TIP

As of May 27 2018, MPO TIPs adopted or amended must include performance targets for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) as per Title 23 Section 450 (23 CFR 450) Subpart C of the Code of Federal Regulations, §134(j)(2)(D). On September 9, 2017, HOCTS agreed to support NYSDOT statewide targets for Safety Measures based on five year rolling averages via Resolution 2017-35; the following Resolution 2018-07 and “Performance Measure Narrative for 2017 – 2021 TIP” provides a narrative of the TIP related to Assessing Performance Measures and will become Appendix D of the HOCTS 2017-2021 TIP.

Ongoing Projects:

Traffic Counts

HOCTS takes part in the NYSDOT County Counter Program, which was created by NYSDOT and provides the equipment, training, and software necessary to collect traffic count data. Every week during the summer collection season, HOCTS aims to place 15+ counters at various locations throughout Oneida and Herkimer Counties; in 2017, a total of 197 successful counts were obtained. Count data is available through the HOCCPP’s Data Traffic Viewer, and statewide data is available here.

About HOCTS....

Transportation planning in Herkimer and Oneida Counties is carried out by the Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS). HOCTS is a cooperative effort by local, state and federal agencies for conducting transportation planning activities in Herkimer and Oneida Counties. HOCTS was created during 1963 (in compliance with the Federal Highway Act of 1962) in order to establish transportation goals and objectives on a local basis. The Herkimer-Oneida Counties Governmental Policy and Liaison Committee (GP&L) has been designated as the region's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation by the Governor of New York.

HOCTS shares responsibility with the state to develop cooperative transportation plans and programs for the two-county area. HOCTS also provides a forum for the identification of transportation needs by area residents and organizations.

The principal decision making committees of HOCTS are the Governmental Policy and Liaison Committee (GP&L) and the Transportation Planning Committee (TPC). The GP&L has final approval and authority on all major transportation decisions, policies, and programs developed through the HOCTS organization. Click here for more information regarding these and other committees, as well as their upcoming scheduled meetings.

HOCTS maintains the regional Long-Range Transportation Plan (a 20-year vision of future transportation needs and improvements), HOCTS is responsible for the maintenance of the area's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a five-year program that outlines the capital projects for federal transportation funds, and is coordinated with the 4 year NY State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) capital plan. In addition, HOCTS prepares the Unified Planning Work Program which identifies the annual transportation planning activities that are undertaken by the MPO Herkimer-Oneida Counties area in support of the goals, objectives and actions established in the long-range transportation plan.

Dana Crisino
Program Manager
Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS)
321 Main Street
Utica, New York 13501