News and Events

NYMTC regularly holds public meetings and events to keep the public informed and involved in regional transportation planning activities.

Meetings are held as a regular course of the planning process. Public involvement is critical to ensuring that future transportation investments reflect the needs, interests and concerns of those who are most affected. In addition to in-person participation opportunities, most meetings are also offered as webinars or via webcast.

Events and Activities

NYMTC Annual Meeting Set for February 22nd


Carlo Scissura, President & CEO of the New York Building Congress, will be the keynote speaker at NYMTC’s 2017 Annual Meeting on February 22, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. The theme of the meeting, which will be held at New York University’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South in lower Manhattan, will be Making the Case for Infrastructure Investment. for Infrastructure Investment. NYMTC’s members will take action to adopt the $44 million State Fiscal Year April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018 Unified Planning Work Program, as well as take action to amend the fiscally-constrained element of NYMTC’s Regional Transportation Plan to include two Bus Rapid Transit projects in Suffolk County. They will also recognize Tom Prendergast of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Carl Weisbrod of the NYC Department of City Planning for their contributions to the Council as Principal members. 

Click here for Agenda and Resolutions

Proposed State Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Unified Planning Work Program
Full Document

For security purposes, bring a valid photo ID and R.S.V.P. by calling (212) 383-7200 or by sending an e-mail to  Please note that meeting attendees will be required to go through security upon entering. Please allow ample time. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and federal Limited English Proficiency guidelines. If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, or translation services into Spanish, Russian, Chinese or American Sign Language, please contact within 72 hours of the meeting.

Delegation from Department of Land and Resource of Chinese Henan Province visits NYMTC

Chinese Delegation from Department of Land and Resource

On January 17, 2017, NYMTC, along with two of its member agencies: NYC Department of City Planning, and Metropolitan Transportation Authority, hosted a delegation of governmental officials from the Department of Land and Resource of Chinese Henan Province. The discussions/presentations to the delegation covered global planning issues and it was quite beneficial to be able to share best practices as we continue to address specific issues such as urban and transportation planning, sustainable land use, collection, processing and dissemination of socioeconomic data.

NYMTC hosts delegation from City of Tokyo

japanese delegation from City of Tokyo

NYMTC hosted a peer exchange meeting with Japanese delegation on January 17, 2017, to discuss technical issues.  The members represented the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and Urban and Research Planning Division from the city of Tokyo.  

Members of NYMTC’s Technical Group facilitated discussions that were geared towards designing travel surveys and developing activity based travel demand models for transportation planning and analysis.

New Executive Director Appointed


NYMTC’s new Executive Director, Jose Rivera, brings more than 30 years of progressively responsible management positions within the New York State Department of Transportation to his new role. He has significant experience in Program and Project Management; Project Development; Dispute Resolution; and Risk Management. Most recently, he served as the Acting Director of the Office of Construction. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Project Director/Construction Manager for the Route 9A Project, a part of the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment efforts subsequent to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the City College of New York with leadership training from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, as well as the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations. Welcome Jose!

Announcement and Press Release

Did You Know That Town Planning Used to be an Olympic Category?

marine park

Did you know that the Olympics weren’t always only for sports, but included competitions in fine arts as well? Believe it or not, town planning used to be a competitive category in the Olympics! From 1928-1948, competitors from all over the world competed in subcategories of five primary categories: Music, Painting, Literature, Sculpture, and Architecture. It was in this way that Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee, brought arts onto the international stage with sports, giving people around the world yet another way to come together peacefully instead of violently. In the 1936 Olympic Games, American competitor Charles Downing Lay took home a silver medal in the Town Planning subcategory of Architecture for his redesign plan for Marine Park in Brooklyn, NY. John Russell Pope in the 1932 Olympic Games was the only other American to win a medal under the Architecture category. His design plans of the Payne Whitney Gymnasium at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut earned him a silver medal.

NYMTC’s Language Access Program Launched

As a step toward a more inclusive planning process, NYMTC’s Language Access Program provides translation services for people who are not fluent in English. The Language Access Program is a further enhancement to NYMTC’s public involvement efforts to increase the accessibility of information about and input into the regional transportation planning process. According to a Census-based review, just over 70% of the total Limited English Proficiency (LEP) population speaks one of three languages ‒ Spanish, Chinese and Russian ‒ and therefore these three languages are considered as primary LEP languages in NYMTC’s planning area. An additional thirty one languages are considered secondary LEP languages. If you need information in another language or have questions, please call 212-383-7200 and someone will be able to assist you.

Program Details and Translated Documents

Executive Summary Translations of NYMTC’s core regional planning products and analyses:

  • Regional Transportation Plan
  • Transportation Improvement Program and related Annual Listing of Obligated Projects
  • Unified Planning Work Program
  • Congestion Management Process Status Report
  • Transportation Conformity Determination
  • Public Involvement Plan

Oral Translation Services: Real-time oral and American Sign Language translation services for public meetings and workshops at locations in the project/study area will be available for the primary LEP languages upon request made verbally or in writing 72 hours prior to the meeting in question. Real-time oral language assistance will be provided through an on-call translation service by calling 212-383-7200 or email