City of Binghamton, New York

Traffic Board

The Traffic Board determines traffic and parking safety regulations. Meetings take place on the second Thursday of the month, at 9:15 a.m. in the Planning Conference Room, and are open to the public.

Citizens are encouraged to bring traffic and parking safety questions, concerns and suggestions to the Board's attention by contacting the Binghamton Planning Department. See application information on the right-hand side of this webpage.

In accordance with Chapter 400, Article III of the Code of the City of Binghamton, the Traffic Board is composed of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety, an officer from the Bureau of Police, to be appointed by the Chief of Police; a member of the Department of Public Works to be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Works; a member of the Engineering Department to be appointed by the City Engineer; a member of City Council to be appointed by the President of City Council.  Advisory members of the Board include representatives from Police, Public Works and the Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study.

Members Appointed Expiration Appointed By
Jared M. Kraham, Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety (Chair)     City Charter & Code
John Ryan, Binghamton Police Bureau     City Charter & Code
Ronald Lake., Engineering Department     City Charter & Code
John Paddock, Department of Public Works     City Charter & Code
Phil Strawn, Council Member 1/1/2020 12/31/2020 City Council

Traffic Signal Removal Studies

Traffic signals are regularly studied for removal as the volume of traffic may no longer warrant the use of expensive to maintain traffic signals. In ongoing efforts to keep public works assets as inexpensive to maintain as possible, the City will remove as many traffic signals as safely possible by following the removal procedure set out by FHWA guidelines.

Traffic Board meeting minutes are accessible within any of the past meetings below.