Save the Date! APA Region 1 Conference, June 25-26, 2015

Save the Date Region 1 2015

24th Annual Transportation and Planning Symposium

The 24th Annual Transportation and Planning Symposium will take place October 21 and 22, 2014 at the Century House, 997 New Loudon Rd. (Route 9) Latham, NY.

This year’s event will take place over two days and offer seven technical sessions on topics to include rapid bridge placement, comprehensive urban mobility planning, the Erie Blvd. roundabout project, the I-87 Exit 4 project, and more! There will also be an FHWA technical session covering ADA Federal requirements and regional ITS architecture planning. Register online here. Check out the program and paper form here

Pace University offering a free, online 12-week Desktop GIS course

This course starts September 1 and ends November 23. The syllabus and self-enrollment are now available at

This year, the course is divided into three four-week sections.  A badge can be earned after successfully completing each section.  A certificate can be sent to each person who completes the course.  A book is recommended, but not required, so the course can be completed at no cost. The medium of most instruction will be narrated screencasts of GIS operations, each step explained.

For more information contact Pace University’s Professor Mary Margaret Minnis at

Time is running out to Register for CDPA’s Saratoga Morning!

We now have details about the post-breakfast downtown tour, but time is running out to register for our event this Friday!

Our downtown tour will kick off at 10:15 following the breakfast and backstretch tour. We’ll check out Pavilion Grand, an infill development project and then walk around the block to an historic building that will have an amazing retrofit in which it will be taken apart, new foundation and first floor created, then the original structure reassembled piece by piece above! If time permits and for those interested, we can follow our tour with stop at Market Center – Saratoga’s downtown Grocery Store with apartments above.

Register here:

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Fresno Council of Governments hiring a Demographer/Transportation Planner

The Fresno Council of Governments (FCOG) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Fresno County, California. Fresno COG has an immediate opening for a full-time professional level Regional Transportation Planner position specializing in demographics. The demographer is a key member of the Travel Demand Modeling, Demographic Forecasting, and GIS Team and performs critical functions supporting the Fresno COG model and operations. Continue reading

Registration now open for the Southeast New York Stormwater Conference & Trade Show

The Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts annual conference provides an education opportunity for local decision makers, stormwater design specialists, environmental planners, engineers, landscape architects, consultants, contractors and interested citizens. Each year the conference features a diverse range of speakers, all professionals working in the stormwater management field. The associated trade show attracts vendors and service providers who bring the newest technology to the show. Click here to view the conference program.

To register, visit


Carshare start-up seeking Operations / Fleet Manager

CarShareLogoCapital Carshare is an Albany-based non profit Car Share company. Car sharing is a community network of vehicles that allow you to get where you need to go without the cost, burden, or impact of owning a car. With CarShare, members have easy access to vehicles for use by the hour or by the day. Continue reading

Becoming China Ready, Tourism Workshop

“Becoming China Ready” is a workshop sponsored by I Love NY and designed to help you capture your share of the $102 billion Chinese outbound tourism market. Continue reading

USDA Farm Service Agency of Schoharie County seeks Full Time Temporary Employee:

The USDA Farm Service Agency of Schoharie County has an opening for a Full time temporary employee:40 hours per week, Salary: GS-3 starting wage $12.06/hour or $25,181.00.

Some qualifications required are: Computer skills, working with the public, ability to accept change, plan work, make decisions independently, and keep pace with rapidly evolving programs.  Knowledge of agriculture is helpful.  Resumes must be delivered or postmarked by July 28th, 2014, to the Farm Service Agency 108 Holiday Way, Schoharie, NY 12157.

Note that the initial position is guaranteed until 9/30/2014 then an extension is possible.

Stormwater Program Technician, Albany County

Albany County has a job opening in its Department of Public Works for a Stormwater Program Technician. The applicant must be a county resident within one year of hire. Continue reading