Assemblymember Barrett: State Budget Funds Study to Reduce Truck Traffic in Hudson

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced that she secured $100,000 in the 2019-20 state budget to conduct an origin and destination study of truck traffic in Hudson.

“For decades, truck traffic has been a major safety and quality of life issue in the city of Hudson,” said Barrett. “The congestion slows traffic, causes safety hazards, and leads to noise, light and air pollution for visitors and residents. It’s also out of character with Hudson’s historic architecture and streetscape. This critical funding will help us collect the data to develop an informed solution.”

Barrett has been in discussions with Hudson officials, the Department of Transportation and the governor about the issue. She noted that the funding will allow them to identify patterns and devise alternate, less disruptive routes and create a plan that benefits Hudson residents and surrounding communities.

“I was thrilled to hear that Assemblymember Didi Barrett successfully secured funding in the NYS budget for a much-needed and overdue study of truck traffic in and around the Hudson area,” said Hudson Mayor Rick Rector. “The current truck route has impacted Hudson for years, and after meetings with local officials, state agencies and our office, Assemblymember Barrett advocated for this funding at the state level to help Hudson take the next step in solving this problem. We are so grateful of her ongoing and relentless efforts in support of our community.”