May 14, 2024

Picente Announces Transportation Planning Website, Interactive Mapping Tool & Survey

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County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Herkimer Oneida County Transportation Council (HOCTC) is launching a new website, interactive mapping tool and survey regarding the local transportation network.

HOCTC will also have an open house and public meeting to discuss the vision, future and safety concerns of the transportation network from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 22, 2024 in Room 225 of Wilcox Hall at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica.  

“It is imperative to engage the public as we outline the region’s transportation goals and strategies for the future while aiming to enhance pedestrian and cyclist safety, improve street design and create more accessible and inclusive transportation options,” Picente said. 

  • HOTC’s new website can be visited at It highlights the council’s Human Services Transportation Plan, Long Range Transportation Plan and Safety Action Plan Hub.
  • The Safe Street Reporter interactive mapping tool can be accessed at It crowdsources the public and allows concerns and community transportation needs to be logged.
  • A Transportation Needs Survey aimed at collecting critical input regarding the regional network can be taken here:

 At the meeting on May 22nd, there will be identical short presentations at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to introduce HOCTC’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and the Safe Streets for All (SS4A) plans. The remainder of the event will be an open house-style public engagement meeting that will include poster displays and infographics to review, interactive stations to log safety issues on a map, an opportunity to “Be the Banker” and determine where funds should be spent, a survey to complete and the ability to engage transportation professionals.

Interpretive and translation services are available with 24-hour advance notice of the meeting by contacting or 315.798.5710

“The intention of these types of meetings is to inform but also engage the public on what they believe the transportation and street safety concerns are in both Herkimer and Oneida Counties. Participants will be engaged with surveys, online mapping tools, interactive exercises and discussion,” said Oneida County Commissioner of Planning James Genovese.

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