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

Federal Transit Administrator Nuria Fernandez Addresses NYMTC


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. The meeting was chaired by New York State Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

Administrator Fernandez discussed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which has been passed by the Senate. This legislation could enhance the mobility, economic competitiveness, and resiliency of the greater New York metropolitan region. Key provisions of the IIJA that would benefit the region include the largest federal investment in public transportation and intercity passenger rail in our nation’s history, and the prioritization of investments that support resilience and carbon emission reductions. Administrator Fernandez stressed that NYMTC’s work is vital to realizing these potential benefits to address the needs of everyone in the region.

This presentation was followed by County Executive Bellone leading an engaged NYMTC members’ roundtable discussion on climate change and resiliency, and how the region can best work together to address these challenges. The members identified their efforts to address emergencies from extreme weather events, and the need for continued federal and local investments in projects to address climate change and its impacts on the transportation system.

NYMTC’s new Regional Transportation Plan, titled Moving Forward, Your Region Connected, will enable and guide federal funding for transportation projects throughout NYMTC’s planning area. Its adoption is an important step for the region’s continuing receipt of federal transportation funds. A copy of the final Plan is available at: https://www.nymtc.org/Planmovingforward. In addition to adoption of the Plan, the members also adopted the 2021 Congestion Management Process Status Report.

The members also recognized the service to NYMTC of former Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chair and CEO Patrick Foye.

The next Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday February 24, 2022.

Click here to download the presentation:
Regional Transportation Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2022-2050

Click here to download the meeting synopsis:
September 9, 2021 meeting synopsis


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.

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The September 11th Program is NYMTC’s living memorial to Ignatius Adanga, Charles Lesperance and See Wong Shum, the three NYMTC staff members lost during the attacks on the World Trade Center. Through the September 11th Program, NYMTC provides stipends and research/planning opportunities to graduate students on a competitive basis each academic year.

The September 11th Program began in the 2005-2006 academic year. The projects undertaken by each year’s selected students are developed by NYMTC’s members and staff to address identified regional planning and research needs.  The 2020- 2021 student scholars were assigned mentors and worked with them to undertake a planning or research project, gaining professional experience on a practical and applied project.

The 2020-2021 September 11th Program student scholars and their projects are described below:

DAVID637684896341561695 David Anton is a second-year student in the Master of Public Administration program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). For his September 11th Memorial Program research, David worked with NYMTC staff to study the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on NYMTC’s socioeconomic and demographic forecasts and travel demand models. The project focused on assessing how the increase in telework due to the pandemic impacted the location of job opportunities across the New York metropolitan area and commuting patterns over time.

CTEJADA Carla Tejada is a Ph.D. student in Transportation Engineering at the City College of New York (CCNY). Carla’s September 11th Memorial Program internship was with The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) in the Pedestrian Unit. Carla’s work focused on developing a Pedestrian Network Flow Model that will allow NYCDOT to identify pedestrian generators, dense walking areas, and walking trip flows within NYC. This model will provide information to the New York City Comprehensive Pedestrian Map that will help create more rationality in the decision-making process within NYC streets.

SETH Seth Kerr is pursuing a Master of Urban Planning degree at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. Seth worked with NYMTC staff to research ways to improve NYMTC’s long-range infrastructure needs assessment and financial forecasting processes. Seth had the opportunity to undertake benchmarking research involving regional councils and state DOTs across the country for best practices. Seth also helped NYMTC staff develop internal procedural checklists for long-range financial forecasting.

NILO Niloufar Nouri is pursuing her Ph.D. in the civil engineering program at CCNY. Niloufar worked with NYMTC staff to research new methods of collecting travel data and identify how such methods can complement traditional travel surveys. She identified potential alternative travel data sources such as cellular data and Location Based Services (LBS). Niloufar analyzed the methodology, statistical properties, strengths, and limitations of these travel data sources.

NYMTC is proud to remember its fallen colleagues by providing opportunities to talented students interested in transportation technology, research and planning. At the conclusion of the 2020-2021 students’ presentation on September 15th, NYMTC welcomed the selected student scholars for the 2021- 2022 academic year: Julia Amaral working with NYMTC staff, and Cristina Mejia, Fabian Barch, and Liang Tao working with New York City DOT.

To view a recording of the brown bag, click here.

To view David Anton’s presentation, click here.

To view Carla Tejada’s presentation, click here

To view Seth Kerr’s presentation, click here.

To view Niloufar Nouri’s presentation, click here.

For more details on the memorial program, click here.

 


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. The service, which launched on June 16th, provides a new on-demand public transit option, “Suffolk Transit On-Demand,” that complements and extends the county’s existing transit system and provides transit coverage around Southampton and Sag Harbor in an area formerly served by the Suffolk Transit 10A bus route.
For more information visit: https://sct-bus.org/ondemand.html


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. The concept of Green Loading Zones is proposed to help facilitate low- and zero emission vehicle deliveries. The zones will be situated at sections of the curb exclusively for use by green vehicles for loading and unloading delivery activities.

  • Online Survey: Participate in the Green Loading Zone online survey here. The survey is designed for participation from managers in the freight logistics, trucking, and fleet management sectors as well as consumer brands. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. The deadline for responses is October 15, 2021.
  • Virtual Interviews: The Freight Mobility Unit will also conduct focused group interviews with survey participants to inform the Green Loading Zone pilot development and the broader carbon neutrality milestones and initiatives that are NYC goals.

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. To find out more about the Program and how you can participate in, or watch, 10 virtual public meetings, click here: new.mta.info/project/CBDTP. To find out more about how to participate in, or watch virtual meetings focused on potential effects on Environmental Justice (EJ) communities and how you can join or suggest a person for the EJ Stakeholder Working Group, click here: new.mta.info/project/CBDTP. Written comments can be provided through the website: new.mta.info/project/CBDTP and by mail: CBD Tolling Program - 2 Broadway, 23rd Floor New York, NY 10004 and email: CBDTP@mtabt.org. They can also be provided by phone at 646-252-7440.


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

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. At the meeting, PFAC adopted a resolution to recommend Council adoption of the Draft Federal Fiscal Year’s 2022-2050 Regional Transportation Plan, titled Moving Forward, and the Draft 2021 Congestion Management Process Status Report.

PFAC heard a presentation from NYMTC staff project manager for Moving Forward, Jan Khan providing an overview of the Regional Transportation Plan that covers all modes of surface transportation from a regional perspective and defines the region’s long-term transportation needs and desires. The Plan is a guide for Federal funding on investments in the NYMTC planning area based on the Council members’ vision for the region. As a Metropolitan Planning Organization, NYMTC is responsible for updating its Regional Transportation Plan every five years. NYMTC conducted a robust public outreach effort as part of the development of Moving Forward.

The meeting also featured a presentation by Adam Ruder, Assistant Director, Clean Transportation for the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) titled NYSERDA’s Clean Transportation Program. NYSERDA’s goal is to develop, demonstrate, and deploy cutting edge technologies, policies, and business models that expand the use of electric vehicles, public transportation, and mobility management. Mr. Ruder described the elements of NYSERDA’s Program which manages and invests more than $200 million in research and development, demonstrations, and incentives.

In addition, PFAC adopted the following resolutions:

  • Resolution #524 – Transportation Conformity Determination for the Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2022-2050 Regional Transportation Plan and the FFYs 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program, as amended
  • Resolution #526 – Amendments to the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021-2022 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Council meeting is schedule for September 9, 2021, at 11 AM.

The next PFAC meeting is scheduled for November 18, 2021, at 11:30 AM.

Click here to download the presentations:
Moving Forward: NYMTC’s Draft Regional Transportation Plan
NYSERDA’s Clean Transportation Program

Click here to download the meeting synopsis.


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.

During the comment period, virtual public review sessions were held on three dates: July 8, July 14, and July 22, 2021. On each date, there were two virtual sessions at 12:00 PM. and 7:00 PM, held as webinars to provide an overview of the draft plan and CMP report. At the sessions members of the public were encouraged to share their comments on the draft plan and CMP report in two ways: through an interactive polling platform, Poll Everywhere, and the session’s chat message board. Comments received will be addressed in the final plan document.

The draft Plan and CMP Status Report can be accessed through the following link: https://www.nymtc.org/Planmovingforward

To view recordings of each session, visit the NYMTC YouTube page:
https://bit.ly/379yDN3


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. The dashboard reports monthly employment change since January 2019. See link for more information. https://tabsoft.co/3xz87r2


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. LET’S MOVE LI is a collaboration among municipalities, schools, businesses, and other organizations across Long Island. It promotes walking and biking, alone or connected to public transit; encourages bike and pedestrian safety education for students; and supports safe walkability and biking infrastructure. For more information click this link. https://letsmoveli.com


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. Survey responses will help guide the development of the SMMP to shape future transportation investments and solutions. Both surveys are now available and are open through Friday, September 3, 2021. This study is funded through NYMTC. Click here to take the surveys. https://www.nassaumobility.com/survey


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. The project will be led by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey which has put out a Request for Proposals for designing and building the AirTrain. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2025. The FAA Record of Decision can be viewed here.


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. Public outreach begins with the launch of the NYC Streets online survey, which will allow the public to give feedback to NYC DOT regarding the City’s streets. Use the link for more information and to take the online survey:  https://on.nyc.gov/378QiV6


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. The report details changes in a variety of transportation trends between 2019 and 2020. It is not yet clear what the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be on U.S. urban transportation systems. The report can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/3zLzsb6.


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. The crash data snapshot is as of 6/15/21 and the ticket data snapshot is as of April 2021. Each report includes finalized data for 2010-2019 and preliminary data for 2020 and 2021.

For more information visit https://www.itsmr.org/tssr/.


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. MTA’s new online display has real-time train locations and allows riders to plan trips more easily. The map was the outcome of an 18-month-long public-private partnership between the MTA, the Transit Innovation Partnership, and a Brooklyn-based firm Work & Co.

More information can be found at https://bit.ly/2UVFpDI


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.

This link provides more information on “Plug It In, NY”https://bit.ly/2TLIYvA

The EV factsheet can be found here:  https://bit.ly/3zRbz1E


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. This resource guide is a compilation of all accessible transportation information in the New York City region. The guide educates New Yorkers on existing transportation infrastructure, resources, and programs that cater to people with disabilities, older adults, people with limited English proficiency, and low-income populations.

The development of the guide was supported by one of NYMTC’s September 11th Memorial Program for Regional Transportation Planning students. The September 11th Memorial Program is a lasting memorial to the three NYMTC staff members who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001: Ignatius Adanga, Charles Lesperance, and See Wong Shum. The Program provides funding to graduate students to work on transportation planning projects with NYMTC or its member agencies.

The 2021 Mobility Management Resource Guide 


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. The NYC DOT goal is to have 100 charging ports installed and energized by October 2021. Another 20 ports will serve the city’s fleet of EVs. The first new charging station has been installed in the Norwood section of the Bronx and was unveiled June 24, 2021.

NYC DOT has partnered with Con Edison and FLO, a charging network operator for this pilot. The chargers cost $2.50 per hour during the day and $1 per hour overnight. The program is funded by a grant from the New York State Public Service Commission.


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. (https://www.dot.ny.gov/tap-cmaq).

TAP funding supports bicycle, pedestrian, multi-use path and transportation-related projects and programs as well as projects that reduce congestion and will help meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applications for this funding opportunity must be received by September 29, 2021. Application pre-review requests must be submitted via email to TAP-CMAQ@dot.ny.gov by August 17, 2021.

To facilitate the development of applications, NYSDOT will be hosting two webinars/workshops. Documented webinar attendance is required to be awarded funding. The informational webinars are scheduled as follows, and registration is required using the links below:

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
1 pm to 4 pm
https://bit.ly/3kcfHFc

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
9 am to Noon
https://bit.ly/3i164Xd

For additional information on TAP, including eligible project activities, contacts, and other program requirements, please refer to the program guidance and application resource materials at https://www.dot.ny.gov/tap-cmaq.

Please note that an associated solicitation for the Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) that is mentioned in the NYSDOT announcement will not be undertaken for the NYMTC planning area.

Comments and questions regarding the TAP solicitation may also be submitted via email to TAP-CMAQ@dot.ny.gov.


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. The meeting featured a presentation by Bob Zerrillo, Policy Director for the New York Public Transit Association titled “Statewide Public Transportation Update”. The presentation provided an overview of New York State’s transit systems, and the impacts that COVID-19 has had on those systems. The presentation also included information on current and proposed State and Federal funding for transit, as well as service and technology improvements underway or being considered for the transit systems including increased use of electric vehicles and microtransit

The meeting also featured a brief update by NYMTC staff on the upcoming public comment period for the next Regional Transportation Plan, Moving Forward.

In addition to these presentations, PFAC adopted these resolutions at this meeting:

  • Resolution #522 – Support of Public Transportation Agency Safety Targets Under the Federal Transportation Performance Management Requirements
  • Resolution #523 – Amendments to the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021-2022 & 2020-2021 Unified Planning Work Programs (UPWPs)

The next PFAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 2021.

Click here for Meeting Video, Synopsis, Resolutions, and Presentation:
Meeting Synopsis of the Council/PFAC


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. Mr. DeWeese has held this position since September 2007. Prior to his appointment, he spent 15 years working for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Mr. DeWeese focused first on national trends for 2020 recently made available by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. He then presented detailed trends for New York State from January 2017 through December 2021 regarding speeding; speed-related crashes and fatalities; impaired driving; and impairment-related crashes and fatalities. In both the national and state-level trends, traffic-related fatalities increased during 2020 while vehicle miles travelled were significantly lower.

NYMTC’s Regional Trends Series provides the public with access to leaders in the transportation field and offers information about trends and developments that are shaping the future of the transportation system.

Click here to download the presentation:
Traffic Safety During COVID-19

Click here to view a recording of the meeting: NYMTC’s YouTube Page


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.

doug schuetz, acting commissioner of the rockland county department of planning & public transportation provided background on the steps that led to this study to address mobility issues and new demands in and around the route 59 corridor. the study began in 2018 with the goal to identify and evaluate transportation and land use development issues and future scenarios in and around route 59 in the village of spring valley, village of airmont, and town of ramapo.

ali mohseni, nymtc’s project manager for the study described the existing conditions in the study area and the study scope and schedule. the study included a robust effort to engage stakeholders and the public in the area through a series of workshops and pop-up events at area fairs and festivals. community input helped shape the study’s recommendations.

graham trelstad aicp, vice president at wsp usa and consultant team lead for the study, reviewed its transportation and land use recommendations that address short-, medium-, and long-range implementation timeframes. these recommendations address community design, bicycle and pedestrian features, roadways, and transit. the community engagement efforts provided opportunities for the public to rank the various suggestions using on-line polling software, the results of which are highlighted in the presentation.

nymtc’s regional trends series provides the public with access to leaders in the transportation field and offers information about trends and developments that are shaping the future of the transportation system.

click here to download the presentation:
route 59 area transportation & land use study

click here to view a recording of the meeting.

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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).

Naomi Klein, Director of Transportation Planning for the Westchester County Department of Planning, presented on the County’s current redesign of their Bee-Line System to address declining ridership. The study is taking a clean slate approach to reexamine routes and redeploy resources more efficiently. She also highlighted other County initiatives including a Transportation Demand Management Plan for the Valhalla Campus at Grasslands; improvements to the White Plains TransCenter; and a study of the impacts of COVID-19 on Bee-Line ridership. The County is engaging the public and other stakeholders throughout these efforts.

Ankita Rathi, AICP, ENV SP, Planning Consultant with the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning, focused on the Suffolk County Mobility Study implementation plan to align transit resources and investments with community goals and priorities. The implementation plan looks to redesign the fixed route bus network and explore the feasibility of integrating on-demand transit service. Public engagement is currently underway. She also briefly presented on an upcoming pilot program in Southampton to demonstrate microtransit options such as demand responsive, curb-to-curb service, and mobile app and call-based transit services.

Sean Sallie, AICP, Deputy Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Public Works, presented on a number of County initiatives. These include a series of ongoing mobility/complete streets capital projects; the status of the Motor Parkway/Nassau Hub Trail; a study of the impacts of COVID-19 on transportation and land use in the County, including a resurgence of non-motorized trips throughout the County; and a Shared-Mobility Management Plan. He also focused on the Nassau Hub Transit Improvements project being implemented in phases. Lastly, he covered a battery-electric bus pilot program.

NYMTC’s Regional Trends Series provides the public with access to leaders in the transportation field and offers information about trends and developments that are shaping the future of the transportation system.

Click here to download the presentations:
Westchester County UPWP Funded Studies
Reimagining Transit in Suffolk: Mobility Implementation Plan & Microtransit Pilot
Nassau County Suburban Mobility Studies

CLICK HERE to view a recording of the meeting.


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. The competitions will each run in two phases. In the first phase, participants must register by July 22, 2021, to be eligible to submit proposals. 

The three prize competitions are:

  • Clean Neighborhoods Challenge – up to three $10 million grand prizes will be awarded to innovative projects that address local air pollution reduction at scale in disadvantaged communities. The submission deadline is August 24, 2021.
  • Electric Mobility Challenge – up to three $7 million grand prizes will be awarded to projects that demonstrate innovative safe and convenient electric mobility options that help solve disadvantaged community transportation needs. The submission deadline is August 25, 2021.
  • Electric Truck & Bus Challenge – up to three $8 million grand prizes will be awarded to projects that demonstrate electrified solutions to the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles or their replacement through other electrified transportation modes. The submission deadline is August 26, 2021.

For additional information about the program, CLICK HERE.


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. The funding will support the next stage of the SuperTruck initiatives – aimed at electrifying freight trucking – along with efforts to expand electric vehicle infrastructure and lower emissions for on- and off-road vehicles.

CLICK HERE for additional information.


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. This program, created by the FAST Act in 2015, recognizes highway segments that have infrastructure plans to allow travel on alternative fuels, including electricity. The first four rounds of designations included portions of 119 Interstates and 100 US highways and state roads. Round 5 includes nominations from 25 states for 51 interstates and 50 US highways and state roads.

Below is a list of corridors in the NYMTC planning area that have been designated as “ready” in the recent announcement.

  • I-278: Between the NY/NJ border and the I-278/I-95 interchange in Throggs Neck
  • SR-27: Between the NY-27/I-278 interchange in Brooklyn and Montauk

CLICK HERE for additional Information..