Council Members

The primary actions of NYMTC's Council Members include developing a shared vision and goals for the region, and adopting the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Transportation Conformity Determination, Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), Regional Transportation Plan (Plan) and Congestion Management Process Status Report, which are federally-required products of the planning process.

Voting Council Members

Paul A. Karas
NYMTC Co-Chair and Acting Commissioner
New York State Department of Transportation

Laura Curran
NYMTC Co-Chair and 
Nassau County Executive

Polly Trottenberg
New York City Department of Transportation

Marisa Lago
New York City Department of City Planning

Joseph J. Lhota
Metropolitan Transportation Authority

MaryEllen Odell
Putnam County Executive

Ed Day
Rockland County Executive

Steve Bellone
Suffolk County Executive

George Latimer
Westchester County Executive


Advisory Council Members

Richard Cotton
Executive Director
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Kevin S. Corbett 
Executive Director
New Jersey Transit

Mary D. Ameen
Executive Director
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

Basil Seggos
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Stephen Goodman
Regional Administrator
Federal Transit Administration - Region 2

Michael Canavan 
Acting Division Administrator
Federal Highway Administration - NY Division

Pete Lopez
Regional Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency