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Welcome to NYMTC.org!

Find out who we are and what we do for the New York Region.

Welcome to NYMTC.org!

Find out who we are and what we do for the New York Region.
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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. Our 10-county region, which includes the 5 boroughs of NYC, plus Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties, is home to more than 12 million people.

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Comment Periods
    Public Comment Opens April 25th for Proposed Amendments to the TIP

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    The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) announces a public comment period for proposed amendments to the Federal Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Read More →

News & Events

    NYMTC’s Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) Hosts a Virtual Presentation on the Suffolk County Reimagine Transit Initiative

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    On April 14 2022, the Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) held a regularly scheduled meeting in a hybrid format.
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    NYMTC Hosts Metropolitan Mobility Network Meeting

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    The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) and the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum held a meeting of the Metropolitan Mobility Network on Tuesday April 12, 2022.
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    NYMTC Principals Adopt 2022-2023 Unified Planning Work Program

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    The Principal members of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council met on February 24, 2022, to adopt NYMTC’s State Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
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    Multi-State Freight Working Group Meets on Clean Freight Movement

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    The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum hosted a well-attended virtual meeting of its Multi-State Freight Working Group on March 24, 2022. Read more →


    C2SMART Survey on Automated Vehicle Perceptions

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    C2SMART, a USDOT Tier 1 University Transportation Center is conducting a survey on the public’s perception of automated vehicles as a travel mode. Read more →


    NYMTC and FHWA Complete Pedestrian Safety Workshops

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    NYMTC and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) completed an initial round of virtual pedestrian safety workshops on March 8-10, 2022. Read more →


    U.S. DOT Announces Funding for MTA Bus Depot Rehabilitation

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    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration announced on March 14, 2022, that the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive $12,337,280 in funding to rehabilitate the Michael J. Quill Bus Depot. Read more →


    Be a Part of the First New York State Cycling Census

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    The New York State Cycling Census is underway! Supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and administered by Urban Cycling Solutions (UCS). Read more →


    New York State Climate Action Council Announces Public Hearing Schedule

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    New York State’s 22-member Climate Action Council, established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), will hold 10 public hearings across the State.
    Read more→


    Suffolk County Holding Virtual Community Meetings for Reimagine Transit Initiative

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    Suffolk County will be hosting two Virtual Community Meetings to hear reactions from the public on proposed updates to its bus network.
    Read more→


    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases 2020 Traffic Crash Data

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    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its 2020 annual traffic crash data, showing that 38,824 lives were lost in traffic crashes nationwide.
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Reports Driving Surpassing Pre-COVID-19 Levels

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    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has published traffic volume trends through December 2021.
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    Staff Distinguished Career Awards

    Three NYMTC staff members were honored by NYS Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez and presented with Distinguished Career Awards in recognition of their careers of excellent public service.
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    NYMTC’s Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) Hosts a Virtual Presentation on the Putnam County Southeast to Danbury Rail Link Feasibility Study

    On February 10, 2022, the Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) held a regularly scheduled meeting in a virtual format in conformance with the New York State Open Meetings Law.
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    Annual Listing of Obligated Transportation Improvement Projects for FFY 2021

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    NYMTC has published the Annual Listing of Obligated Transportation Improvement Projects for Federal Fiscal Year 2021.
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    Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning Forum

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    The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum, hosted by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), was held by webinar on December 3, 2021.
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    NYMTC’s Regional Trends Series: The Port of NY & NJ Managing Through COVID and Beyond

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    On December 1, 2021, NYMTC’s ongoing Regional Trends Series featured a virtual Brown Bag Lunch presentation by Michael P. Bozza, Assistant Director of Commercial Development for the Port Department at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), titled The Port of NY & NJ Managing Through COVID and Beyond.
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    RAISE Grants Awarded in NYMTC Planning Area

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    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced the 2021 recipients of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) capital and planning discretionary grants program.
    Read more→


    FHWA Launches Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Website

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    With President’s Biden’s signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has launched a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law website.
    Read more→


    NYMTC’s Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) Hosts a Virtual Presentation by The Eastern Transportation Coalition

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    On November 18, 2021, the Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) held a regularly scheduled meeting in a virtual format in conformance with the New York Open Meetings Law. Read more→


    New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program Announces Additional $900,000

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    The New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP) has an additional $900,000 available for non-road port cargo handling equipment incentives. Read more→


    NYC DOT Seeks Input for Green Loading Zone Pilot Program

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    The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) is looking for feedback on a Green Loading Zone pilot program. Read more→


    September 11th Memorial Program Students Present the Results of their Projects

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    As a capstone to their year-long research and planning projects under NYMTC’s September 11th Memorial Program for Regional Transportation Planning, four student scholars presented the results of their efforts at a Brown Bag Lunch event on September 15, 2021. David Anton, Carla Tejada, Seth Kerr, and Niloufar Nouri are the selected September 11th Program scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year. Read more→


    NYMTC Principals Adopt Next Regional Transportation Plan to Enable Federal Transportation Funding for Region

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    NYMTC’s principal members convened by webinar on September 9, 2021 to adopt NYMTC’s next Regional Transportation Plan. Federal Transit Administrator Nuria Fernandez provided keynote remarks. Read more→


    MTA Announces Virtual Public Meeting Schedule for the Central Business District Tolling Program

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    A schedule of ten virtual public meetings has been announced for the proposed Central Business District Tolling Program. Read more→


    Suffolk County Executive Bellone Praises First-of-its-Kind “Suffolk Transit On-Demand” Service

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    At the recent Council meeting, NYMTC co-chair Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone discussed a new partnership with Hampton Jitney and Via to provide a first-of-its-kind mobility service for Suffolk County that will expand access to public transit. Read more→


    NYMTC’s Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) Recommends Council Adoption of New Regional Transportation Plan

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    On August 19, 2021, the Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) held a regularly scheduled meeting in a hybrid format in conformance with the New York Open Meetings Law. Read more→


    Moving Forward Public Review Session Recordings Now Available

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    The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) held a 30-day comment period from June 28, 2021 to July 27, 2021 for its draft Regional Transportation Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2022-50, titled Moving Forward - Your Region Connected, and the draft 2021 Congestion Management Process (CMP) Status Report. Read more→


    LET’S MOVE LI Website Promotes Active Transportation

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    LET’S MOVE LI launched its website in June to encourage active transportation. Read more→


    Nassau County Surveys Public and Employers about Shared Mobility Management

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    The Nassau County Department of Public Works has launched two surveys for the Nassau County Shared Mobility Management Plan (SMMP) – a public survey for residents and an employer survey for medium-to-large employers in Nassau County. read more→


    FAA Approves La Guardia Airport AirTrain

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    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Record of Decision approving the construction of a $2.1 billion AirTrain to La Guardia Airport. Read more→


    NYC Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input on Streets Plan

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    The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) is developing the NYC Streets Plan, a five-year transportation plan to improve the safety, accessibility, and quality of the City’s streets for all New Yorkers read more→


    Texas A&M 2021 Urban Mobility Report Available

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    The Texas A&M Transportation Institute with cooperation from INRIX has published the 2021 Urban Mobility Report. read more→


    NYS Traffic Safety Statistical Repository Publishes Crash and Ticket Data

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    The New York State Traffic Safety Statistical Repository (TSSR) has recently published crash and ticket reports. read more→


    MTA Wins Award for Online Subway Map

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    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) won the Gold Lion award for its “Live Subway Map for Digital Craft” at the 2021 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.. read more→


    Electric Vehicles on the Market

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    The New York League of Conservation Voters’ “Plug It In, NY” initiative has published a factsheet of the various types and brands of electric vehicles (EVs) currently on the market. read more→


    NYC Department of Transportation Publishes 2021 Mobility Management Resource Guide

    The New York City Department of Transportation has published the 2021 Mobility Management Resource Guide. read more→


    NYC Department of Transportation Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

    The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) has introduced a pilot program to install curbside electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for public use. read more→


    NYMTC-NOTES Summer 2021 is Now Online

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    The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) wants to share with you what our agency is working on with its members to keep our transportation system funded and functioning. read more→


    2021 Transportation Alternatives Program Solicitation Announced

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    The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has issued a Notice of Funding Availability for project proposals under the Transportation Alternatives Program, or TAP.  read more→


    NYMTC’s Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) Hosts a Virtual Statewide Public Transportation Update

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    On June 17, 2021, the Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) held a regularly scheduled meeting in an on-line format as allowed under the Governor’s emergency Executive Order 202. read more→


    NYMTC’s Regional Trends Series: Traffic Safety During COVID-19

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    On June 9, 2021, NYMTC’s ongoing Regional Trends Series featured a virtual Brown Bag Lunch presentation by Chuck DeWeese, Assistant Commissioner of Governor Cuomo’s Traffic Safety Committee on Traffic Safety during COVID-19. read more→


    NYMTC’s Regional Trends Series: Route 59 Area Transportation & Land Use Study

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    On May 26, 2021, NYMTC’s ongoing regional trends series featured a virtual brown bag lunch presentation on the Route 59 Area Transportation & Land Use Study in Rockland County, which was funded through the NYMTC Unified Planning Work Program. read more→


    NYMTC’s Regional Trends Series: Westchester, Suffolk, and Nassau Suburban Mobility Studies

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    On April 28, 2021, NYMTC’s ongoing Regional Trends Series featured a well-attended virtual Brown Bag Lunch panel presentation on suburban mobility studies in Westchester, Suffolk, and Nassau counties, many of which have been funded through the NYMTC Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).read more→


    NYSERDA Announces New York Clean Transportation Competitions

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    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced three challenges designed to electrify transportation, reduce air pollution, and enhance clean mobility in disadvantaged communities in New York State. read more→


    U.S. Department of Energy Announces $162 Million to Decarbonize Cars and Trucks

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    The U.S. Department of Energy has unveiled two funding opportunities totaling more than $162 million to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions among cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles. read more→


    US DOT Announces 5th Round of Alternative Fuel Corridor Designations

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    The US Department of Transportation announced the 5th round of “Alternative Fuel Corridors” designations. read more→


    Language Access Services Now Available

    As a step toward a more inclusive planning process, our language access program provides translation services for people who are not fluent in English. launched April 1st, the program is a further enhancement to NYMTC's Public Involvement efforts.>>


Upcoming Meetings
Brown Bag Series: MTA New York City Transit's Astoria-Broadway Capacity Study

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For this Brown Bag presentation, Kevin Gurley, AICP will discuss the Astoria-Broadway Capacity Study. on Thursday May 5, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.

Read more→


MULTI-STATE FREIGHT WORKING GROUP: Presentation on the Regional Freight Land Use Study

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The Multi-State Freight Working Group of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces a presentation on the Regional Freight Land Use Study on May 12, 2022, at 10:00 am. This virtual meeting will be available as a webinar.

Read more→


COVID-19 Resources

    Suburban Bus Ridership Available

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    The chart below shows the bus ridership for the suburban systems in the NYMTC region from January 2020 through December 2021. The data are from the following operators: Westchester Bee-Line, Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE), Suffolk County Transit (SCT), Transport of Rockland (TOR), and Putnam Area Rapid Transit (PART).

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New York City Department of City Planning Publishes Population Trends

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The New York City Department of City Planning has published U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. These estimates provide a first look at how New York City and the metropolitan region’s population changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. As of July 2021, the New York City metropolitan region’s estimated population was 23.2 million, down 1.6% from April 2020. For additional information visit the NYC Thinking Regionally website.


NYC DCP Spotlights Employment Trends

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The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) has published an interactive dashboard that reports employment patters prior to and since COVID-19 in the New York Metro Area. Read more→


C2SMART Publishes COVID-19
Data Dashboard

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C2SMART, a USDOT Tier 1 University Transportation Center is publishing an interactive COVID-19 Data Dashboard to track the impact of the pandemic on transportation systems.
 
Watch this
walk-through video

Read more→


U.S. Driving in 2020 Lowest in Two Decades

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has just published data showing total U.S. driving fell by 13.2% – from 3.3 trillion Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) in 2019 to 2.83 trillion in 2020. This decrease equates to an estimated reduction of nearly 170 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

For more information and the latest Traffic Volume Trend data, click below.
https://bit.ly/30K3Nrb


 

APTA and the Transit app Release Ridership Trends Dashboard

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the Transit app have released the APTA Ridership Trends dashboard, a new resource providing up-to-date, week-by-week estimations of public transit ridership for agencies across the U.S.  Read more→