The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council (PDCTC)
From the PDCTC website:
The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council (PDCTC) serves as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Dutchess County. Federal regulations require that all Urbanized Areas, metropolitan areas with over 50,000 people, be represented by a MPO, which is responsible for ensuring that Federal transportation dollars (highway and transit) are committed through a locally driven, comprehensive planning process. The PDCTC has performed this function since 1982 and carries on to this day, addressing the area’s changing mobility needs over time. Currently, the PDCTC shares part of the Census designated Poughkeepsie-Newburgh Urbanized Area with the Orange County Transportation Council (OCTC) and the Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC). The Urbanized Area as a whole has a population of approximately 352,000 people.