Transportation & Traffic Safety
The Transportation and Traffic Safety Office currently has four primary areas of focus.
A primary area of responsibility for this division is Traffic Safety. This involves non-emergency functions such as the
- Evaluation of future traffic safety needs, including the installation of various traffic calming measures and traffic control devices.
- Review of speed limits on select roads.
- Review of parking issues as they relate to safety and transportation matters.
This function entails a close working relationship with:
- Town residents and the Town Board
- Suffolk County Department of Public Works (DPW) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
- Department of Land Management
- Municipal Work
- Highway Department
- Police Department
The Intermodal Transportation Division coordinates the activities of the Southampton Town Transportation Commission. The division head serves as the executive director of the commission.
The Intermodal Transportation Division also handles town matters relating to public transportation. The responsibilities involved in the transportation sector include
- Providing recommendations to the Town Board and others on various transportation topics.
- Coordinating and supporting community transportation services run by the town Department of Human Services.
- Advocating for improved public transportation programs that are beyond the direct control of the town.
This advocacy effort occurs on both a town and regional basis and involves working with both the private sector as well as elected officials and agencies at the county, state, and federal level that are involved in providing or funding transportation services.
East End Transportation Council
Much of the regional planning and advocacy effort is coordinated through the East End Transportation Council (EETC), which is an advisory body to the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association (EES&MA). The Transportation Director represents the town on the EETC.
Comprehensive Fleet Management Assessment & Plan
In 2010, in conjunction with the municipal works director, the Transportation Office was assigned to develop a comprehensive Fleet Management Assessment and Plan. The initial assessment led to a series of recommendations involving fleet size reduction, improvement in fuel management systems, vehicle purchasing procedures and other operations.
These recommendations are now being implemented and managed on a phased in basis by the Department and Transportation Office.