The Common Council ad hoc committee tasked with getting the truck routes out of Hudson had its monthly meeting this past Thursday. Margaret Morris, who chairs the committee, started off by reporting on a meeting that was held on Friday, February 24, organized by Abdus Miah, who represents the Second Ward on the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, which involved the supervisors from Greenport and Claverack, as well as representatives from Assemblymember Didi Barrett's office, State Senator Michelle Hinchey's office, and the NYS Department of Transportation. Morris called it "a very good meeting" and commented, "We have the right people in the room." She went on to say they were in the preliminary stages of discussion with the other municipalities and there would be another meeting in the next couple of weeks.
At the ad hoc committee meeting on Thursday, committee member Donna Streitz responded to Linda Mussmann's suggestion, made at the last meeting of the committee, that the truck study needed to be done over because it had been carried out during the pandemic. Streitz's research found that there was a steep decline in the volume of shipments by truck between March 1 and April 1, 2020, but after that, the volume rebounded. The truck study was done in October 2020.
The video of the meeting can be viewed here.
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