Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum


Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP)

NYMTC has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with nine adjacent MPOs and councils of government (COGs) in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to better coordinate planning activities in the multi-state metropolitan region. The other parties to the agreement include the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission in Pennsylvania, the Orange County Transportation Council in New York State, and the Western Connecticut Council of Governments, the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments, the South Central Regional Council of Governments, the Capitol Region Council of Governments and the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments, all in Connecticut.


The MOU includes efforts toward achieving, wherever possible, general consistency and coordination of plans and programs through regular communication and information exchange, as well as  participation to the extent practicable in the transportation planning processes of the other MPOs and COGs.

Download MOU

The MAP Forum MOU is available here.
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The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum Launches Multi-State Hub Site


The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum has launched an interactive hub site to allow members of the public access to plans, products, and data from MAP Forum members across the multi-state New York City metropolitan region. The MAP Forum is a consortium of ten metropolitan planning organizations -- including NYMTC -- and councils of governments from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The group was formed to enhance planning activities across jurisdictional boundaries in the multi-state region.

Click here to download the instructions for accessing the Hub Site.