The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) is a regional council of governments that is the metropolitan planning organization for New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley. NYMTC provides a collaborative planning forum to address transportation-related issues, develops regional plans and makes decisions on the use of federal transportation funds.
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Program, Finance and Administration Committee

July 30, 2015, 1:15 p.m.
NYMTC, 25 Beaver Street, Suite 201, NY NY 10004

At the next scheduled meeting of NYMTC’s Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) Meeting, members will take action on Selection of Project Proposals for Funding through the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, and amendments to the SFY 2015 – 2016 UPWP and Plan 2040. In addition, a demonstration of NYMTC’s new website will be given.

The agenda, resolutions and supporting documents are available by clicking here  

This meeting will be webcast

To attend in person RSVP to Andrea Miles.Cole@dot.ny.gov or 212.383.7200.

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Public Comment Period Open for TIP

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A public comment period for a proposed amendment to the Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2014-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) opens on Monday July 20, 2015 and closes at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The proposed amendment programs and reprograms funding for projects throughout the NYMTC region.

Click here for details on the proposed amendment. This comment period gives the public the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the NYMTC TIP.

Comments should be sent in writing by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29th to: chris.hardej@dot.ny.gov

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NYMTC Interim Executive Director Named

On Friday, May 22nd, Joel Ettinger retired as NYMTC’s longest-serving Executive Director. Joel played a leadership role on transportation issues in the New York region. We wish him good luck on his retirement.

On Monday, May 18th, NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald announced the appointment of Lisa Daglian as NYMTC’s Interim Executive Director, noting that, “Lisa has a strong background in strategy, communications and community building.” Lisa Daglian has served as NYMTC’s Public Information Officer for the past seven years, and has worked in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors over the course of her career.

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Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum Meeting Held

MAP June Meeting

The well-attended spring meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum was held in NYMTC’s offices on June 11, and included on sustainability and resiliency planning efforts in the tri-state region, an update on the Northeast Corridor Future Rail Investment Plan, Trans-Hudson planning issues, and potential organization changes.  The meeting was available both in person and via webinar.

Click here to access the webinar recording.

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PFAC Meeting Held June 18th; Next PFAC Meeting July 30th

The June 18th meeting of NYMTC’s Program, Finance and Administration Committee included a Status Report on the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Transportation Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Analysis by Heather Holsinger from the Federal Highway Administration. Click here to access the recorded webinar presentation.

The next PFAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 30th. The agenda and supporting documents will be posted in advance of the meeting.

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Public Meetings/Webinars Held for Development Process for the 2017-21 TIP

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A series of public meetings/webinars was held around the region to kick off the development process for NYMTC’s next Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which will cover Federal Fiscal Years 2017-2021 (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2021). The purpose of these meetings/webinars was to review the development process and schedule for the new TIP and to provide updates on, answer questions about, and receive comments and suggestions on transportation improvement projects in each of NYMTC’s three planning areas. 

The TIP is a federally-mandated product of NYMTC’s planning process which identifies transportation improvements that will receive federal transportation funding. Click here for more information about the TIP.

There will be additional opportunities for public input for the FFY 2017-2021 TIP over the coming months. Links to recorded webinars for each of the meetings follows.

Lower Hudson Valley

Click here to access the recording of the 3 p.m. webinar from the June 9th meeting held at Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 

Long Island

Click here to access the recording from the June 15th meeting held at Republic Airport, 7150 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale, NY

New York City

Click here to access the recording from the June 16th meeting held at NYMTC offices, 25 Beaver Street, Suite 201, NY NY

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NYMTC 2015 Annual Meeting Featured Keynote Speaker Under Secretary of Transportation Peter Rogoff, Adoption of
$43 million Planning Program

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NYMTC’s 2015 Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, March 12th in the Auditorium of the US Custom House in lower Manhattan. Keynote speaker Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Peter Rogoff discussed the importance of long-term federal transportation authorization and the Obama Administration’s proposed six-year GROW America proposal; Beyond Traffic – US DOT's 30 year framework for the future that is currently out for public review; and the importance of maintaining the region’s infrastructure today, and into the future. In addition, Under Secretary Rogoff congratulated NYMTC Executive Director Joel Ettinger on his upcoming retirement.

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Council members also congratulated co-chair and Suffolk County Executive Bellone on his receipt of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Outstanding Leadership Award. They followed that with a robust roundtable discussion centered around the meeting’s theme of Transportation in Transition: Technology and innovation.

Action items included adoption of the $43 million State Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP); adoption of the 2050 Socioeconomic and Demographic Forecasts; and a resolution thanking County Executive Bellone for his service, and election of City Planning Director Carl Weisbrod as the new rotating co-chair.

New York State DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald presented Joel Ettinger with a proclamation thanking him for his ten years of service to NYMTC and the region on behalf of the members.

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The meeting was webcast but not viewable in its entirety. Click here to access the archived webcast

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Change in Schedule for the April Meeting of NYMTC’s Program, Finance and Administration Committee

Please note that the next meeting of NYMTC’s Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) will be held on Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm. The meeting will be held at NYMTC’s office, 25 Beaver Street, Suite 201, in lower Manhattan. Click here for directions. PFAC will be taking a number of actions on April 22nd, including adoption of NYMTC’s amended Regional Freight Plan, as well as amending its Regional Transportation Plan and State Fiscal Year 2014-15 Unified Planning Work Program to include a Concept of Operations Study for integrated corridor management of the Interstate 495 Corridor in New York and New Jersey. The meeting agenda and draft resolutions will be available on April 8th.

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Brown Bag Lunch Presentation: Downtown Redevelopment on Long Island

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The Brown Bag series restarted in NYMTC’s new offices at 25 Beaver Street. Eric Alexander, Director of Vision Long Island,  led a discussion on the status of downtown revitalization initiatives on Long Island including residential, office, retail, public space market trends and the growing movement to create, manage and maintain great places.

Click here to access the recorded webinar

Eric Alexander is the Director of Vision Long Island, which advances more livable, economically sustainable, and environmentally responsible growth on Long Island through Smart Growth. Smart Growth focuses on infill, redevelopment and open space preservation. It supports mixed-use, mixed-income communities that are convenient, attractive, pedestrian-friendly, and that make affordable housing and public transportation desirable and realistic.

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Annual Listing of Obligated Transportation Improvement Projects for FFY 2014 Now Available

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NYMTC’s Annual Listing of Obligated Transportation Improvement Projects for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2014 is now available, asrequired by federal regulations after the conclusion of a fiscal year to report on progress in implementing the five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).   Although the TIP indicates planned funding for improvement projects and confers eligibility for federal funding, obligation effectively “locks in” the funding for projects and leads the way to implementation. 
The TIP documents the region’s transportation improvements that are programmed for federal funding. All federally-funded projects are required to be on the TIP in order to be eligible for funding. This Annual Listing of Obligated Projects is available through the following link: http://www.nymtc.org/abouttip-down.cfm. Projects obligated during FFY 2014 are listed in the report and a visualization of these projects has been prepared using ArcGIS. The NYMTC TIP Obligation Map is a visual representation of FFY 2014 Annual Listing of Obligated Transportation Improvement Projects and provides a quick way to determine the current funding status of projects.  

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Cross Harbor Freight Program Public Hearings Rescheduled and Public Comment Period Extended 

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced that the last two public hearings to gather input on the Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Cross Harbor Freight Program have been rescheduled for February 25 on Long Island, and March 3, 2015 in Queens, and that the public comment period has been extended and will remain open until 5 p.m. on March 20, 2015.

Comments may be provided in writing either at the public hearings, by mail or via email. Please read press release for specific details on times and locations of the public hearings and email and mailing addresses. 

The DEIS is available to download at www.crossharborstudy.com.

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Be Counted in the Regional Establishment Survey

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NYMTC has launched its Regional Establishment Survey (RES) to collect information on how people get to and from establishments in the region. The RES will capture key information from establishments in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut study area and the travel behavior of its customers and visitors to the region. The data will help guide planning for future transportation projects in the region to increase mobility, improve air quality, enhance the regional economy and reduce congestion.

Starting in February, tens of thousands of businesses in the 28 county tri-state will receive invitations to participate in the survey, which will take place over a two year period. By capturing travel behavior about how customers and visitors travel to and from establishments in the region, the data collected from the RES will complement NYMTC’s 2010/2011 Regional Household Travel Survey (RHTS), which surveyed the travel behavior of households within the same 28-county area. The combined data will help round out a more complete depiction of the current impact of trips on transportation infrastructure. For more information on the Regional Establishment Survey visit www.nymtc-res.org

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Greenway Link Report Released

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NYMTC announces the availability of the final report for the Hudson River Valley Greenway Link Study to define an implementation approach and conceptual designs for a pathway connecting the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway in northern Manhattan with the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail in Yonkers, via Riverdale in the northwest Bronx.  

NYMTC developed the preliminary preferred routing into the final draft concept plan for the establishment of the Greenway Link in a staged manner over a period of years. This staged plan would establish a continuous pathway in an interim fashion in the short-term while developing the more costly construction of facilities to directly access the waterfront in the medium- and long-term. The final draft of the concept plan was released in time for the Riverdale Riverfest in June 2013. Comments on the final draft were received from the study Technical Advisory committee in the fall of 2013 and from Bronx Community Board 8 in June 2014. The report was finalized after receipt of these final comments.

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CH1-2 Final Report – Overview and Implementation Approach (5.5MB)

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ADDENDUM to FINAL REPORT – Alternate and Intermediate Links (13MB)


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2013 Hub Bound Report Available

This annual document presents a detailed analysis of travel to and from the Manhattan Central Business District (CBD), defined as that portion of Manhattan lying south of 60th Street, both by persons and vehicles on a typical fall business day.

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TAP Awards Announced

On October 27th, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced approximately $70 million in Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) awards to fund 68 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation projects in New York State. The projects, funded by the Federal Highway Administration and which leverage a total investment of $103.7 million, will promote walking and biking, and boost tourism and economic development opportunities in dozens of communities across the state. Twenty of the projects selected are in the ten-county NYMTC region.

Click here for more information and to view the selected projects 

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Regional Household Travel Survey
Now Available

The 2010/2011 Regional Household Travel Survey (RHTS) is now available for download. Nearly 19,000 households – representing thousands of other households – in 28 counties in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut took part in the two-year effort, which captures all trips taken by those surveyed, including for work, school, shopping, appointments and leisure activities. Transportation planners will use the results to better understand the tri‐state area’s transportation needs now and into the future. These insights will be used to improve transit systems, reduce traffic congestion, address air quality issues and ensure the safety of the region’s transportation network.

CLICK HERE for files and key findings.

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New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Initiative Draws to a Close  


 

On May 30, 2014, the New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium approved its Implementation Plan for Regional Sustainable Development. The bi-state partnership brought together seventeen cities, counties, and regional organizations in Long Island, New York City, the Hudson Valley, and southern Connecticut to support local and regional planning that leverages the region’s robust transit network and promotes economic opportunity. The program completed eight place-specific projects, two corridor-level studies and four regional-scale programs.

Activities from the Consortium have already influenced policy in cities and have provided the impetus for more change in the future. Host SCI communities, in key locations along the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road transit network, have advanced plans for jobs, mixed-income housing, improved transit connections and quality of life improvements. Consortium work played a role in developing recent policy initiatives such as the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR), the New York City housing plan, and the federal Rebuild by Design effort.
 
The Consortium’s outreach activities included two rounds of regional workshops as well as sessions focused on the Consortium’s local projects. The Consortium also convened an advisory committee as part of the Fair Housing and Equity Analysis that forms a part of the Consortium Implementation Plan. The advisory committee included representatives from fair housing and community development non-profit organizations, housing developers, community foundations, planning organizations and housing coalitions from New York and Connecticut in an unprecedented effort to shape a regional discussion on fair and affordable housing. The process resulted in a broad range of recommendations contained in the Regional Implementation Plan for Sustainable Development.

The New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium would like to thank members of the public who engaged in the regional effort. HUD and the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities also deserves much credit for conceiving and implementing a national initiative that is creating change in communities across America. For more information and to view the documents and materials produced by the Consortium go to www.sustainablenyct.org.

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Freight Transportation Working Group Discusses the Future of Freight Planning

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The June 10th meeting of the Freight Transportation Working Group included a lively panel discussion of the critical need to educate and train the next generation of freight planners from experts in academia, professional organizations and regional freight experts; a presentation on Strong Ports, including America’s Marine Highway Program, by Scott Davies of the  Office of Marine Highways and Passenger Services, Maritime Administration, USDOT; and an update of NYMTC’s Interim Freight Plan.

The well attended meeting was also offered as a webinar. Click here for the recording of the webinar

Click here to download the individual presentations.

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Regional Freight Plan Reports Released

Three technical reports ‒ Truck Trips Analysis;IndustrySpecific Logistics Analysis; andFreight Villages Market Analysis ‒ representing the last of the technical work for this phase of NYMTC’s Interim Regional Freight Plan, have been completed. This phase is being conducted to update current conditions and to begin to identify issues which will need to be addressed in the next phase, during which the issues will be further identified, fleshed out and alternative solutions evaluated and recommended for further action.

Each of these reports provides more in depth information and a greater understanding of either regional characteristics or, in the case of the freight village report, further evaluation of a concept that emanated from NYMTC’s previous freight plan.

Click here to access the reports

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Brown Bag Examines MTA Surveys: Methods and Findings  

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Dozens turned out for the March 12th Brown Bag presentation to hear Julia Seltzer, Manager of Planning for the MTA, talk about the agency’s recent survey efforts. Since 2007, MTA Planning has been using data from two completed origin and destination surveys to analyze how Metro North customers and New York City residents are traveling and using the MTA system. Data for over 100,000 customer’s travel and demographic characteristics has already been posted on the MTA website and more will be posted once the Long Island Rail Road survey is completed later this year. Participants hears about how this invaluable regional planning resource was collected, how the information can be accessed, and some key findings of the work such as:

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More than a third of Manhattan-bound Metro North travelers also use NYCT after MNR

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Click here to download the presentation, including a link to the webinar recording.

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Hurricane Sandy Adaptation Study Presentation at January PFAC 

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At the January 23rd meeting of NYMTC’s Program, Finance and Administration Committee, audience members heard a special presentation by Heather Holsinger, Environmental Protection Specialist with the Federal Highway Administration, on the Hurricane Sandy Follow-up and Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Analysis.

This study is underway thanks to a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-funded Transportation Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment grant, and the FHWA and representatives from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Departments of Transportation, four Metropolitan Planning Organizations in the three states – NYMTC; North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority; South Western Regional Planning Agency; and Greater Bridgeport Regional Council – along with the MTA and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, have begun a region-wide vulnerability assessment and adaptation analysis for the tri-state area. 

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The presentation included an overview of the activities in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut study to date, specifically the selection of ten transportation facilities submitted by the Committee for engineering assessment: PANYNJ Port Jersey South, Bayonne, NJ; MTA Metro-North Railroad, New Haven Line, Pelham, NY; Yellow Mill Channel Bridge, over Route 130, Bridgeport, Conn.; NJ 37 East Bound Barnegat Bay Bridge, Toms River/Seaside Heights, NJ; Loop Parkway Bridge over Long Creek , Town of Hempstead, NY; Hugh Carey Tunnel (Brooklyn Battery Tunnel ), MTA Bridges and Tunnels, NY; Route 7, Kearney NJ; Austin Blvd. / Long Beach Road Corridor, Town of Hempstead, NY. Bergen Ave., West Babylon NY; Saw Mill River Parkway, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

The presentation also includes an overview of FHWA’s Adaptation Work, and at other areas in the U.S. that are conducting FHWA-funded Adaptation Analysis studies.

For more information go to www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/climate_change/adaptation/

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Hurricane Sandy Follow-up and Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Analysis 


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Annual Listing of Obligated Projects and Updated Project Listings Now Available 

NYMTC announces the availability of the Annual Listing of Obligated Projects for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013. The Annual Listing isrequired by federal regulations after the conclusion of a fiscal year to report on progress in implementing the five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Although the TIP indicates planned funding for improvement projects and confers eligibility for federal funding, obligation effectively “locks in” the funding for projects and leads the way to implementation. 

This annual listing of obligated projects has also been mapped for ease of review. Directions to spatially view the project listing in Google Earth and learn more on TIP visualization are available by clicking here

Updated project listings (Dec 2013) for the FFY 2014-18 TIP are available for download by clicking here


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Toward Water Mass Transit –
Brown Bag Presentation

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At NYMTC’s October 23rd Brown Bag Presentation Toward Water Mass Transit, Roland Lewis, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, discussed the advantages of an extensive, regional commuter ferry network as a means of transit equity, economic development, and emergency management, as well as how upland transit improvements, fare integration, and regional service coordination can optimize the benefits of water mass transit.

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Toward Regional Water Mass Transit 

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Freight Transportation Working Group Meets

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On September 25th, NYMTC hosted a well attended Freight Transportation Working Group meeting with a focus on the advantages of bringing in freight activities together spatially. The meeting’s two presentations, The Freight-Manufacturing Nexus: Metropolitan Chicago’s Built-in Advantage and Brookhaven Rail Terminal Today and in the Future - Moving and Growing Rail Freight on Long Island focused on the advantages of bringing together manufacturing, logistics and freight transportation facilities.

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CMAP Presentation 

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Council Adopts the Region’s $700 Billion Transportation Plan

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NYMTC Council Meeting Included a Special Presentation by Seth Diamond, New York State Director for Storm Recovery, on “Making New York's Transportation System More Resilient.”

On September 4th, the members of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council took action to adopt the Draft 2014 – 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (Plan 2040) and the 2013 Congestion Management Process Report; the 2014-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP); and the Transportation Conformity Determination. Taken together, these federally required major products and analyses are critical to enabling hundreds of billions of dollars of federal transportation funds to flow to the region.

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A presentation by Seth Diamond, New York State Director for Storm Recovery, entitled “Making New York's Transportation System More Resilient,” focused on the four major principles put forth by Governor Cuomo to respond to Hurricane Sandy and make the state stronger and more resilient to future events. Appointed by Governor Cuomo in May 2013, Mr. Diamond oversees the planning, coordination and implementation efforts associated with funding the state has received for recovery, rebuilding and resiliency work associated with Hurricanes Sandy, Irene and Lee.
For more information go to http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/

Council members attending the meeting included Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone; Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell; NYS Department of Transportation Chief Financial Officer Ron Epstein, representing Commissioner and NYMTC co-chair Joan McDonald; Westchester Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett, representing Westchester County Executive and NYMTC co-chair Robert Astorino; FTA Regional Administrator Marilyn Shazor; FHWA Division Administrator Jonathan McDade; MTA Chief Operating Officer Nuria Fernandez; and designated representatives from the Port Authority of NY&NJ; Nassau County; Rockland County; New York City DOT; New York City Department of City Planning; and other federal and state representatives.

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The meeting was webcast and may be viewed by clicking here

The adopted documents are available for download as follows:

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2013 Congestion Management Process Status Report

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A copy of the presentation to the Council on the products is available by clicking here


Background:

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The 2014-2040 Regional Transportation Plan includes the NYMTC members’ vision for the planning area and lays out the long-range framework for maintaining and improving the region’s transportation system: its roads, bridges, freight and transit facilities and equipment, and its non-motorized transportation networks. It identifies the transportation improvement concepts, projects and policy recommendations and needs and potential resources that will address the region’s long-term growth challenges and needs – an initial step to bringing federal transportation dollars into the area.

 

Highlights of Plan 2040 include:

Funding Needs:

System Operations & Maintenance
$395 billion total ($14.7 billion per year)

Plan 2040 Projects and Strategies

$292 billion total ($10.8 billion per year)

System Preservation
$266 billion ($9.9 billion per year)

System Enhancement

$26 billion ($900 million per year)

Regional Growth Over the life of the Plan:

  • 23% increase in employment
  • 13% increase in population
  • 20% in daily transit trips
  • 10% increase in daily auto trips


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The FFY 2014 – 18 Transportation Improvement Program is a five year multi-modal program of projects drawn from the Regional Transportation Plan and includes: transit projects; roadway and bridge projects; bicycle/pedestrian projects; and demand management projects.
 
The FFY 2014 – 18 TIP includes:
  • 1,338 projects
  • $31.7 billion programmed (not including prior obligations)
  • $10.2B Federal
  • $1.4B State
  • $20.1B Local
  • 63% transit and 37% highway

The Federally Supported Transportation System in NYMTC’s Planning Area includes:

  1. Over 19,000  lane-miles of interstates, freeways, parkways, expressways, arterial and collector roadways.
  2. Over 2,400 roadway  bridges of all types under the ownership of the State, counties and local municipalities.
  3. Nearly 480 route miles of commuter rail and 225 route miles of subway tracks in passenger service, plus hundreds of miles of local, express, commuter, and intercity bus routes and an aerial tramway.
  4. An extensive network of passenger hubs, transit stations and stops, bus terminals and subway transfer facilities, ferry landings, and bus stops.
  5. More than 1,100 miles of bicycle facilities, ranging from shared-use bike trails to on-road bike lanes, in addition to pedestrian sidewalks, trails, and paths
  6. Supporting infrastructure such as rail yards and highway maintenance facilities, highway rest areas, parking lots and garages, bus depots and transit storage yards, bicycle parking areas, toll plazas, signage, signals, electronics, and other equipment.
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TCC Executive Committees Endorse Project Listings  

NYMTC’s three Technical Coordinating Committee Executive Committees each met to take actions to ensure the continuing flow of federal dollars into the region. These actions included: Recommendation of   projects for inclusion in Plan 2040; Recommendation of project proposals for the 2014-2018 TIP; Affirmation of Urban Area Boundaries based on the 2010 Census; and other actions specific to the TCC. TCC recommendations for these required products are a key step in the development of the new Plan and TIP. 

Mid-Hudson South TCC and Nassau/Suffolk TCC each confirmed new rotating co-chairs: Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, respectively. The NYCTCC had confirmed the MTA as rotating co-chair at its January meeting. Webcasts from the MHSTCC and N/STCC are available by clicking here.

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Freight Transportation Working Group Meeting

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The May 15th meeting of the Freight Transportation Working Group Meeting included presentations on New York City’s JFK Air Cargo Study, New York City’s Truck Impact Study and NYSERDA’s Hudson River Foodway Corridor Study. The presentations are available for download below

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JFK Air Cargo Study 

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Truck Impact Study 

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FTWG was established to expand and enhance the freight planning process in the NYMTC region to meet the needs of shippers, receivers, and ultimately the general population through less congested roads, less pollution, and less expensive products and services. It is composed of the Council’s members, freight providers and receivers and their associations, other interested transportation agencies, business associations, neighboring metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) in the Tri-State region, interested parties such as civic groups, advocacy groups, and representatives of elected officials. For more information contact Howie Mann at 631-952-6115 or howard.mann@dot.ny.gov.

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Recent Speakers and Presentations Focus on MTA Data and Information

As part of its ongoing speaker series, NYMTC recently hosted two presenters who each spoke about different data and trend-related aspects of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Whither the Dashing Commuter?....Transport Trends and Challenges in a Changing Region

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At the April 18th PFAC meeting, William Wheeler, Director of Special Project Development and Planning for the MTA, gave a presentation entitled “Whither the Dashing Commuter?....Transport Trends and Challenges in a Changing Region,” which included an overview of the MTA’s current analysis and possible strategies to meet anticipated regional needs. As part of its development of a “Twenty-year Needs” capital investment strategy, MTA reviews the socioeconomic and ridership changes in the region, both in the recent past and projected future. Some changes are dramatic – such as NYC Transit reaching ridership levels not seen since 1950, and unprecedented growth in New York City’s population – while some changes are subtle as recessions and the maturation of the Baby Boom generation affect employment and ridership patterns.

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Visualizing MTA Data: The Importance of Trend Lines

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To restart the Brown Bag Lunch series, disrupted by Hurricane Sandy, on April 24th, Ellyn Shannon, Senior Transportation Planner for the Permanent Advisory Committee (PCAC) to the MTA, spoke about Visualizing MTA Data: The Importance of Trend Lines. The presentation highlighted the findings of the PCAC’s March 19th report of the same name, followed by a discussion of the most pressing trend lines including ridership, on-time performance, train frequency, mean distance between failures, staffing levels, debt and funding levels, all of which can help to tell the MTA story.

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2040 Regional Transportation Plan
Open-Houses A Success! Comment Period Now Closed, Hundreds of Comments Received

New Yorkers from around the region joined NYMTC at a series of Open Houses held in September and October to kick off the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. The comment period is now closed. We appreciate the hundreds of comments submitted at the open houses, through social media and other means, and via the internet-based MindMixer site. These comments will now be analyzed and discussed with NYMTC’s members as the Plan is being further developed. Additional public outreach is planned for the spring, once the Plan is drafted.

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When developed, NYMTC’s 2040 Plan will lay out a long-range framework for maintaining and improving the region’s transportation system: its roads, bridges, freight and mass transit facilities, and its bicycle and pedestrian networks. It will ultimately identify the transportation improvement concepts, projects and policy recommendations that can address the region’s long-term growth challenges and needs – an initial step to bringing federal transportation dollars into the area. For more information visit
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Council Discusses 2040 Plan, Adopts Revised Public Involvement Plan and Operating Procedures

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On September 27, 2012, NYMTC’s members met to discuss key themes of the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, take action to adopt a resolution on distribution of Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program Funds and Section 5340 Growing States Formula Funds for FFY12, adopt a revised Public Involvement Plan and supplemental operating procedures, and include two new Select Bus Service projects in the fiscally constrained portion of the 2010-2035 Plan. The meeting also included a presentation on Financing Transportation Improvements by Kevin DeGood, Deputy Policy Director, Transportation for America.  A resolution was also presented to Robert Zerrillo, Council Secretary, retired, for his work on behalf of the members.

Click on the webcast link on the upper right corner of this page to see the archived webcast of the meeting

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Revised Public Involvement Plan
including revised Public Participation Procedures, adopted on September 27, 2012, which underwent a required 45 day public review process from April 30, 2012 – June 13, 2012.

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Supplemental Operating Procedures for Organizational
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- adopted on September 27, 2012

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Financing Transportation Investments
Presentation by Kevin DeGood

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NYMTC’s Title VI Policy The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or gender, as provided in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which NYMTC received Federal financial assistance.
Further, NYMTC incorporates the principles of environmental justice into its policies, planning and project development activities to ensure that there are no inequitable impacts on minority groups and low-income groups throughout the region.


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