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Posted on: April 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Public Input Sought at Virtual Public Presentations for County Transportation Study

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Goshen, N.Y. - The Orange County Transportation Council (OCTC) is seeking public input to hear residents’ feedback about the existing conditions phase of the West Central Transportation and Land Use Connection Study (West Central TLC). Three roadways and two intersections in the mid and western portions of Orange County have been selected for traffic and safety analysis: 

  • Route 17M/Dolson Avenue (Middletown, NY)
  • Route 211 (Wallkill, NY)
  • Route 94/Academy Avenue (Chester, NY)
  • Route 17M/Brookside Avenue/CR 13/Lehigh Avenue intersection (Chester, NY)
  • Route 94S/Main Street/Maple Avenue/Colonial Avenue intersection (Warwick, NY)

 This study also includes an evaluation of the transit, bicycle, and pedestrian environments.

 The project team presents the results of the initial existing conditions analysis through a series of videos posted to the project website at The videos include the following: 

  • Project Introduction
  • Public Transportation Survey Results
  • Traffic 
    1. Route 17M/Dolson Avenue (Middletown, NY)
    2. Route 211 (Wallkill, NY)
    3. Route 94/Academy Avenue (Chester, NY)
    4. Route 17M/Brookside Avenue/CR 13/Lehigh Avenue intersection (Chester, NY)
    5. Route 94S/Main Street/Maple Avenue/Colonial Avenue intersection (Warwick, NY)
  • Transit
  • Active Transportation

Members of the public are encouraged to share their feedback on issues and opportunities via comment boxes displayed with each video on the website. Comments will be accepted through Sunday, April 25, 2021. 

 To provide feedback or sign up for the project mailing list, visit

For more information, contact Orange County Planning Department Deputy Commissioner Julie Richmond, at or call 845-615-3844.

West Central TLC is a transportation and land-use study for the mid and western portion of Orange County. The first goal of West Central TLC is to improve how people move around the county, whether that is by car, transit, bicycle, or as a pedestrian. The second goal of the study is to promote development through strategic land use and transportation policies and investments.

The study will identify travel patterns and create a plan to improve transportation connections for residents and visitors today and in the future. Throughout the study, the project team will seek public input to address existing community concerns and improve travel options and operations.

The Orange County Transportation Council (OCTC) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Orange County. OCTC is responsible for transportation planning and oversight of the use of federal transportation funds for the Orange County planning area and a portion of the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh Urbanized Area. The OCTC aims to provide a comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing transportation planning process for Orange County.  

To contact OCTC, or to request to be added to the contact list, email or call 845-615-3840.  Please visit the OCTC website, for more information.