July 14, 2023
Deputy Commissioner of Planning Participates in 2023 Dutch Transport Innovation Study Tour
County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that Deputy Commissioner of Planning Dana Crisino was one of only two Americans chosen for the 2023 Dutch Transport Innovation Study Tour.
“We continually strive to have the best and the brightest in Oneida County government and we clearly have that with Deputy Commissioner Crisino,” Picente said. “Being chosen for this unique opportunity was an honor that has given Dana valuable knowledge and training that will help us continue to move the community forward.”
The tour of the Netherlands took place June 25-30 and was hosted by the Institute of Sensible Transport, which is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Crisino experienced expert speakers and site visits to examples of best practice sustainable transport and place-making projects. Some of the topics covered were: transport and land use integration, transport safety, innovation in car park policy, public transit, innovations in shopping street design, re-thinking the residential streets, innovations in shared mobility, bicycle network design principles and practice, integration of electric vehicles and connecting all modes of travel within the transportation network.
“I’m humbled to have earned a coveted spot in this international training and thank the County Executive for the opportunity,” Crisino said. “It was an amazing experience, and I look forward to implementing what I have learned. This intensive training was an once-in-a-lifetime chance to gain knowledge of smart growth and transportation policies that have worked in the Netherlands. It’s about taking these best practices and putting them into action here in Oneida County.”
“The goal in public service is to continue to get better to serve the people of Oneida County,” said Planning Commissioner James Genovese. “Opportunities to learn and bring back valuable expertise on subjects like land use and transportation help us to be more effective and grow this community.”